1st Chook Chat


Staff member
it is illegal to feed kitchen scraps to your hens, so they can't be used as little walking composters, as much as they'd love to be :biggrin:
I'd forgotten all about that law being brought in to force after pigs were fed undercooked kitchen waste...so became more of a blanket kind of ban reference any "farm animal" not being allowed to be fed it, mind you after there was that huge outbreak of BSE in cattle being fed what they shouldn't have been it's enough to make anybody think twice!

Steve Ducks

Just for fun and experience. I put an aviator harness on on of my chickens yesterday. She didnt mind at all! (No chickens were harmed during this experiment!) I got it on her with very little issues and she wnet for a quick walk and within two seconds shook the harness off like houdini!

Steve Ducks

So my boss chicken has just killed and eaten another Sparrow. I saw another running around with a mouse the other day - but I love my wild birds and the chooks are driving most of them away. Just saying - I think this is one of the downsides of being a chuck daddy :(

Michael Reynolds

Regular Member
Nature can be cruel at times, and having sat in your garden and seen how the Sparrows, starlings and doves come so close to you and how sweet they are I can see the sadness when this happens
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