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by sewren
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: General help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 6217

Re: General help needed

The weather has been terrible down here (kind of expect that, Invercargill ) so I didn't want to risk it dying in the first few days. I think it is supposed to clear up so would it be safe to put them down with the others so they can all see each other, but not be able to access each other? Oh yes ...
by sewren
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: General help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 6217

Re: General help needed

Hi Jenourno - congratulations on your chick, and it doesn't sound like you're doing too badly for a newbie chick-mum! Unfortunately even the sweetest of hens can turn savage when they have babies to protect - they're just following their instincts to try and do the best for their babies, so while it...
by sewren
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Haumoana, Hawkes Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 6126

Re: Hi from Haumoana, Hawkes Bay

Hi Kate and welcome to the forum - sounds like you've got a lovely little flock there!
by sewren
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Here
Replies: 2
Views: 5561

Re: New Member Here

Hi Muffin, and welcome to the forum. We are still only getting a few eggs, and most of the chickens haven't re-started laying again, so it may be that you just need to give them a little bit more time. What breed are your hens? Do they have nice bright red combs yet, or are they still a bit paler pi...
by sewren
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Library
Topic: How to humanely kill a chicken
Replies: 0
Views: 2751

How to humanely kill a chicken

Something we all have to deal with at some point as chicken-keepers...

https://thisnzlife.co.nz/how-to-humanel ... echniques/
by sewren
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Other Poultry
Topic: Toulouse or Embden Geese in NZ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 5221

Re: Toulouse or Embden Geese in NZ...?

Thanks Marina - good to confirm what I suspected. I thought they would have been listed on Rare Breeds if anyone knew they were still around.... That's a shame if they were here but have (all but) disappeared.
by sewren
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Poultry
Topic: Toulouse or Embden Geese in NZ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 5221

Toulouse or Embden Geese in NZ...?

Just wondering if anyone knows of these breeds - Toulouse or Embden Geese - being available in NZ? They're not listed on the rare breeds directory, but someone on another forum is asking about those breeds and has some evidence that they were at least once in the country. I know nothing about geese,...
by sewren
Thu May 31, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Treatment and Prevention
Topic: Injury, help/advice please!
Replies: 4
Views: 6101

Re: Injury, help/advice please!

I hope your chook is feeling a bit less sorry for herself today - I think you're right that it could be like shock. What did you end up doing? If you are going to put her back with the flock I'd be tempted to spray the wound with some of the blue antiseptic type spray - chickens like to peck at red ...
by sewren
Wed May 30, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Chicken Survey - Chance to win Lifestyle Block Magazine Sub
Replies: 3
Views: 5560

Re: Chicken Survey - Chance to win Lifestyle Block Magazine

Oh right - I get it now - thanks for clearing that up! I'll go and finish the survey now....
by sewren
Tue May 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Chicken Survey - Chance to win Lifestyle Block Magazine Sub
Replies: 3
Views: 5560

Re: Chicken Survey - Chance to win Lifestyle Block Magazine

Hi Thomas - I just started to do your survey, but I'm a bit confused by question 6 - what do you want in the boxes? Are you looking for the number of individuals of those breeds that we own, just a yes or no, or to specify which of the breeds listed we have owned...? It would be great to get some gu...
by sewren
Thu May 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: My, err, unique, silver spangled hamburg
Replies: 3
Views: 5175

Re: My, err, unique, silver spangled hamburg

Oh wow - that is a weird one. I've sometimes had that thought about some of ours when they have a lie down, but it seems to be more in the warm weather when they do that (just relaxing in the sun, I think!) but never with any associated balance problems. I have no idea what could be going on, but I ...
by sewren
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Dong Tao – A Rare Breed of Chicken in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 4555

Re: Dong Tao – A Rare Breed of Chicken in Vietnam

Oh wow - they are crazy-looking things!! :o :shock:
by sewren
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Heritage Chooks Wellington
Replies: 5
Views: 6475

Re: Heritage Chooks Wellington

Hi Naomi, if you know what kind of breeds you are thinking about you could check the Rare Breeds directory, which includes heritage chook breeders and their location. Hopefully if you put out a few feelers with local breeders they might know someone who has exactly what you are looking for. m If you...
by sewren
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Odd one out :)
Replies: 3
Views: 4479

Re: Odd one out :)

Awww - what a great photo. Zip looks like (s)he fits right in with the crowd! :lol: :lol:
by sewren
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Hatching & Raising
Topic: This heat and broody hens
Replies: 4
Views: 7925

Re: This heat and broody hens

We had a few ducklings hatch in the horrible December heat and got a decent hatch rate (10 out of 12 eggs hatched, if I remember right).However, Mrs duck did choose a nest right in the depths of a huge fig bush so had lots of protection from the direct sun, but we were still having 30 degree days re...