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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
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    Went in early to let the girls out for the day and there were two in one nesting box. Always wondered what system they had for laying in the one box! Wasn't sure if they politely took turns.....apparently not! Lol
    I have 4 nesting boxes, but the day's eggs are always just in one. A different one each day but all in the same one. I have seen two chooks in at once, but I've also seen them take turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    I have 4 nesting boxes, but the day's eggs are always just in one. A different one each day but all in the same one. I have seen two chooks in at once, but I've also seen them take turns.
    Our 4 chickens would all take turns to lay in the very same spot! Was busy if they all laid on the same day

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    Just wondering how many of you have a normal suburban lot with your chickens? We live on a 600 sqm block in inner Brisbane and are finding the noise of our 4 chooks in the morning before we let them out of the coop a challenge. Have had a complaint about t from the neighbours! Is everyone else in rural or semi rural blocks or are there any other city chook owners?
    We live in the country, but on a "suburban street". Our lot is roughly 800m2. No one complained about the noise though, because on one side I have a bloke who plays loud music and has two very excitable (I.e loud) Great Danes. The other side is a house that's converted to a gym (for use by people on my street, our street is owned by my husbands work), the other side of the gym is a family who often have sheep/goats (also loud). Across the road is my SIL, who also has chickens but currently in my yard. And behind us is nothing for about 2 hours.

    My girls are only loud when they are laying, or when dropping scrapes out, otherwise you can't really hear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    I have 4 nesting boxes, but the day's eggs are always just in one. A different one each day but all in the same one. I have seen two chooks in at once, but I've also seen them take turns.
    Funny how they do that. Likewise it doesn't matter how many boxes we have, they cram into one or two. They say you need one laying box for every 4 hens.

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    Spent the morning building this for them.
    It's an old drum I half buried. Then I moulded clay on it and have seeded it and fenced it off. It's the same clay we have throughout our whole yard and the grass usually pops up in about 1-2 weeks with it. Was dirty work as I had to get down and do it all by hand, but I'm really happy with it. Now I just have to hope that the clay holds it place, the fence stays up and the seeds don't wash away if it rains haha

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    Had one of my ladies decide to go into the neighbouring yard this morning hah. Thankfully it's not someone's house (it's our gym) so I was able to run around that yard chasing her

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    Ooooh yay. Hubby just rang and organised my Christmas present.
    3 7week Plymouth Rocks.
    I have wanted some for ages but they're all way too dear or way too far. But these ones were very reasonable and we will be in town on Friday where they are.
    Super excited!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    Ooooh yay. Hubby just rang and organised my Christmas present.
    3 7week Plymouth Rocks.
    I have wanted some for ages but they're all way too dear or way too far. But these ones were very reasonable and we will be in town on Friday where they are.
    Super excited!!!
    I got two Plymouth Rocks for Mother's Day a few years ago, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJZK View Post
    I got two Plymouth Rocks for Mother's Day a few years ago, enjoy!
    Are they really as sweet and friendly as I have been lead to believe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    Are they really as sweet and friendly as I have been lead to believe?
    My girls are a bit stand offish in terms of cuddles but will be all over me if I have food.
    They are not very friendly towards the rest of the flock though, and very bossy!


 

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