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by eae
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Haumoana, Hawkes Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 6090

Re: Hi from Haumoana, Hawkes Bay

Welcome :) That's a lovely selection of girls.. watch out for chicken maths, you'll start with those 4 and then seemingly without realising, you'll suddenly have 6, then 10, then 18 ;-)
by eae
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Pakaraka, Bay of Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 6314

Re: Newbie from Pakaraka, Bay of Islands

Oooh, hamburgs I've got some SSH hatching this weekend, can't wait. I'm excited to see you breed the gold pencilled. That's a colourway I've been trying to add to my flock for a few years now. Had a disastrous hatch of 1/10 with some golden campines last year. We too have a rather eclectic bunch of ...
by eae
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Our Place .... now looking to get Reeves Pheasants
Replies: 7
Views: 10031

Re: Our Place .... now looking to get Reeves Pheasants

There's a guy on trade me, somewhere in Waikato. I spoke with him last year about buying some Reeves. I'll see if I can dredge up his info.

I'm currently trying to find some golden or Lady Amherst pheasant eggs. Tried rare breeds, Facebook etc. Anyone have any suggestions?
by eae
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Breeds, Breeding and Breeders
Topic: Rhode island Reds
Replies: 7
Views: 7238

Re: Rhode island Reds

How frustrating. And strange.
by eae
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Breeds, Breeding and Breeders
Topic: Rhode island Reds
Replies: 7
Views: 7238

Re: Rhode island Reds

No idea on anyone other than the lady in Warkworth, but aside from the distance, don't be disappointed if you can't find anyone else. I've had 9 RIRs from her and they've all been great birds. Robust, friendly, excellent layers, good foragers. I live in WW.. make a day of the drive, have lunch and e...
by eae
Tue May 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: My, err, unique, silver spangled hamburg
Replies: 3
Views: 5146

Re: My, err, unique, silver spangled hamburg

It's just bizarre, isn't it? They appear to act normal in every other way (we have 2 pullets and a roo from the hatch), and are truly lovely birds, just Linus is stuper unstable on his legs, and this one with her interesting resting posture We like having slightly odd birds around, we're not looking...
by eae
Sun May 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: My, err, unique, silver spangled hamburg
Replies: 3
Views: 5146

My, err, unique, silver spangled hamburg

Meet Barbara, she's 5 months old, and just lies down wherever she finds herself. And I do mean lie down, she lays her head on the ground like she's dead. More than once a panicked family member has yelled "a chicken is dead, mum!" And her brother, Linus, has terrible balance. He can't roos...
by eae
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Breeds, Breeding and Breeders
Topic: Red columbian wyandottes
Replies: 8
Views: 9371

Re: Red columbian wyandottes

I just love that wyandotte roundness :D Best of luck for your next generation..
by eae
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Breeds, Breeding and Breeders
Topic: Red columbian wyandottes
Replies: 8
Views: 9371

Re: Red columbian wyandottes

I know nothing about breeding, but she's gorgeous.. you must be pleased :)
by eae
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Auckland- premium layer food for heritage large breeds
Replies: 8
Views: 7862

Re: Auckland- premium layer food for heritage large breeds

If you are interested in Barnyard pellets, they are available in more places than Helensville and Pukekohe, thankfully That's what we're using at the moment too. I buy the 25kg bags locally in Warkworth, they're available at Falloons in Dairy Flat, and I'm pretty sure at RD1 in Albany and I think at...
by eae
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Auckland- premium layer food for heritage large breeds
Replies: 8
Views: 7862

Re: Auckland- premium layer food for heritage large breeds

eae - I kow your birds free range with access to plenty of goodies. In that case it doesn't really matter what's in the pellets. Most of mine are cooped up with just the odd goodie thrown in (I have too many and they have to share) and that's when it makes a huge difference which layer pellets are ...
by eae
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Auckland- premium layer food for heritage large breeds
Replies: 8
Views: 7862

Re: Auckland- premium layer food for heritage large breeds

If you particularly want Weston Milling products, Sunset Croft in Warkworth stock it and I believe they will ship it - probably at a quite a cost though given the weight. Perhaps contact them and see if it fits your needs. I've dealt with Carolynn several times and always found her very helpful. Wes...
by eae
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chicken Keeping
Topic: Getting a dog.... does it work?
Replies: 8
Views: 9437

Re: Getting a dog.... does it work?

You don't sound preachy at all.. everything you wrote it useful information. I'm still on the fence about the whole thing, as I really don't want to upset the apple cart.. but have been spending a little time carefully thinking about the reasons why we were/are saying no, just to make sure they are ...
by eae
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Other Poultry
Topic: What is involved in keeping pheasants?
Replies: 4
Views: 6859

Re: What is involved in keeping pheasants?

That's good info, thanks Marina. Very useful to know about 2 males being a no go. I think we'll try and get hold of some eggs next season and give it a whirl. At least then we're not out a lot of money spent on adult birds. All we're looking for is to pretty much have a glimpse occasionally. We live...
by eae
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Other Poultry
Topic: What is involved in keeping pheasants?
Replies: 4
Views: 6859

What is involved in keeping pheasants?

My husband is very interested in getting a couple of pheasants to join our eclectic bunch of birds. Preferrably Reeves, but he'd be happy with anything. Is it realistic to treat them a bit like new chickens, i.e. pen them up for a couple of weeks, then just let them loose and hope they hang around? ...