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Poultry in Urbania

A group all about how to keep poultry including chickens, bantams,geese and ducks. Help with problems or questions and to brag about your special feathered friends.

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Comment by Karen Kent on July 3, 2010 at 6:00pm
I got my brown shavers from Drury pet supplies and am really happy with them. they are fat and friendly and lay every day.
Comment by Vicki Hill on July 3, 2010 at 4:36pm
Just in case you're interested in adopting ex-battery hens you can sign up for emails from http://chickenrescue.net.nz where people and post notices when they are looking for or wanting to rehome chooks, often for free. We were originally going to get purebred chooks because they're 'prettier' but after adopting our ex-batt and now having to give away our surplus eggs OVER WINTER I would go ex-batts again in a heartbeat. Our 2yr and 5yr old boys love them too - they're incredibly affectionate (if chooks can be) and are happy for the boys to pick them up and pat them. Not at all what I expected - I'm definitely an advocate for adopting ex-batt hens!
Comment by Swainy on July 3, 2010 at 4:28pm
We got our 3 chooks from this breeder, very nice people with a lot of healthy Lohman Lite pullets
1089 West Coast Road, Ahuroa, Warkworth
phone number is 09 422 5890.
Ask for Judy.
Comment by Lisa L on July 3, 2010 at 4:02pm
Nearly finished building the chicken tractor can any help now with finding some chicks within reasonable drive from Auckland or recommendations of breeders.
Comment by Sealander on June 28, 2010 at 1:33pm
Just wondering - anyone here had an encounter with Marek's disease? Does it occur in the NZ poultry population or not?
Comment by anthea timmer on June 27, 2010 at 8:00pm
Hi new to this site and new to chickens.We really have learned fast,funny our 3 hens turned out to be 2 and a roster then got 2 more hens to add to the brew to keep thing happy and then 1 just up and dies:( You get so attcached so quickly .So are back to 3 all light sussex.Looking foward to sharing ideas.
Comment by Kristen Morse on June 16, 2010 at 2:35pm
Hi there have just found your group. i have 15+ chooks on our suburban property in Trentham. Upper Hutt. Mostly big breeds and a mix of types. We have 4 eggs a day from them at the moment due to the time of year. My kids have special birds each that have shown at our annual poultry show this year, so did i and we all took home prizes. Fun!
Comment by Kali on May 24, 2010 at 11:04am
hello Lesley, re your message to the group about introducing new chickens, in my limited experience any new chickens introduced into an established group will upset the pecking order for a while and there will most likely be some fighting but they get over it eventually
Comment by Kali on May 9, 2010 at 10:39pm
I need to choose between 2 roosters soon, I have a barnevelder and a brown leghorn, both have yet to crow and not aggressive with each other yet, but which one?
Comment by KATE MORONEY on May 9, 2010 at 7:20pm
I have ordered your wormer recently Janet, great stuff - recommended to all Kate
 

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