Poultry in Urbania

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Comment by Cynthia Chapman on July 29, 2009 at 12:28pm
I think it's around 23 weeks?
Comment by Jeffie on July 29, 2009 at 12:21pm
Can anyone tell me at what age a rooster become fertile. Mine are around 4 months old and riding every hen they see! Do I need to worry or not yet?
Comment by Daniel Andrews on July 28, 2009 at 1:49pm
i have the 2.5 l drink bottle as well, it screws into a dish and releases new water as they drink it, but is on a hill and it has a piece if wood underneath to keep it level and it stops the water flowing out all at once, i need to adapt it somehow so that no matter where it is put, on any gradient i wont have to worry about my chooks having no water to drink. Any ideas?
Comment by jerry on July 28, 2009 at 9:17am
I got one a waterer from trade-me recently for $12:
Seems to work well and keeps the water relatively clean for days.

link is here:

I've seen the same item for sale in a local pet shop for $41!

hope that helps
Comment by KATE MORONEY on July 28, 2009 at 9:09am
sounds like a plan Jenny thanks!
Comment by Jenny Freewalker on July 28, 2009 at 8:50am
Hi Kate, l have recently bought 3 chooks that l am now getting 2 eggs every 3 days from. l bought a double plastic pet bowl that has a drinking hole in it and l have upended a 2.5 soft drink bottle into it. lt has lasted for well over a week. l have put it on bricks though to keep the mess out. l have also tied it to the fence so that it doesn't tip over.
Comment by KATE MORONEY on July 28, 2009 at 8:45am
As a recent chicken owner I was wondering if anyone had advise on water supply? at the mo I have 2 icecream containers which I change everyday for my 2 chooks,
but should they be higher off the ground?
Comment by Helen Leggatt on July 27, 2009 at 7:45pm
Yes, Jamie - I spend hours watching them watch me through the lounge windows :) sometimes it's me and the dogs watching them watching us!
Comment by Jamie on July 27, 2009 at 7:43pm
Jewelry, rings, hammer and nails, my nails and fingers anything that is within reach actually. Don't you just love the curiosity!
Comment by Helen Leggatt on July 27, 2009 at 7:40pm
Have you ever seen two chickens fighting over the remains of a dead baby bird that's fallen out of a tree? The nor'westers here cause many a casualty and I was amazed at the ferociousness with which my girls attacked the remains - each pulling at opposite ends...

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