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electricbarbarella Wed 09-Jul-08 08:31:59

grin I can't wait this is worse than pregnancy. hmm

Ladytophamhatt Wed 09-Jul-08 14:36:21

you nutcase.

I hope you get eggs straight away, you'll spontaneously combust otherwisegrin

tortoiseSHELL Wed 09-Jul-08 14:37:13

pmsl, I KNEW this was your thread!!!

Ladytophamhatt Wed 09-Jul-08 15:08:01

we're getting 5 eggs a day nowsmile.

they are all soaking wet and bedraggled atm so being a caring chicken keeper I just went out and covered over the the uncovered section of run so they can dry off abit.

I'm not sure they'd let me towel dry them all so that was the only thing I could dogringrin

electricbarbarella Wed 09-Jul-08 15:52:49

I have rearranged the plan of where it is going in the garden so that they are next to my table and chair. I need to commune with them, I don't think they will lay for ages, they looked really small even thought they are POL.
I hardly slept a wink last night, i think I may need alcohol to get me through the rest of this week. I have everything crossed that it comes tommorow as most people seem to get their cubes a day early from the couriers (probably to give them extra time to put it together). grin
I am not excited, I am a sane and rational woman. wink

Ladytophamhatt Thu 10-Jul-08 07:07:09

1 more day to go
1 more day to go
1 more day to go....

grin

electricbarbarella Thu 10-Jul-08 07:12:17

woo hoo grin I did sleep last night honest. hmm

Ladytophamhatt Thu 10-Jul-08 07:18:41

I have to say, you prob won't want to sit next to them all the time....it can get a bit wiffy in warm weather

<peg on nose emoticon>

electricbarbarella Thu 10-Jul-08 07:20:18

they can't small worse than my children. wink

Ladytophamhatt Thu 10-Jul-08 21:50:23

is it tomorrow yet?

electricbarbarella Fri 11-Jul-08 07:26:11

It is it is it is it is.
It is tommorow and you thought tommorow never comes.
That today, cube construction day is here, assuming neightfreight deliver it in one piece.
woo hoo.
tommorow is chook chook day.

Ladytophamhatt Fri 11-Jul-08 10:08:31

has it been delivered yet?

electricbarbarella Fri 11-Jul-08 12:16:57

Still not here, I am actually going to explode with nerves soon, I can see me setting it up tonight in the pouring rain with the security light on and a glass of wine.

KazzaL Fri 11-Jul-08 12:26:44

My ark (my hubbie wasn't keen on the bright colours of the eglu) arrived on wednesday and so DH will build it tomorrow morning and then on sunday I'll go to the farm and collect my pullets - I'm jsut as excited as electricbarbarella, it's taken me 2 years to persuade DH that hens won't destroy our garden, so I;m hoping they don't

How long is it likely to take them to start laying - they're sold as being a point-of-lay?

tortoiseSHELL Fri 11-Jul-08 13:08:29

Good luck today! When are you getting the hens?

KazzaL - depends on the age and the breed. The redder the comb/wattles the closer to laying ime, and a good sign that they are going to lay is that they squat when you approach them.

Ladytophamhatt Fri 11-Jul-08 13:29:27

its very od when they do that squatting thing, isn't it tortoise?

My fav chook, mabel laid her first today...I feel likea proud grandmagrin

tortoiseSHELL Fri 11-Jul-08 13:48:11

It's because you are the cockerel!!! grin grin

Ladytophamhatt Fri 11-Jul-08 14:03:47

is that really why Tortoise?

do they see me as the cockerel?

how mad if it is.....

tortoiseSHELL Fri 11-Jul-08 14:11:39

Yes - seriously! They are waiting for you to....well use your imagination!

Ladytophamhatt Fri 11-Jul-08 14:24:24

<says nothing about Dh being the only cock around here>

electricbarbarella Fri 11-Jul-08 18:06:44

I have a here and fully constructred eglu, I am very very wet. It has taken me all afternoon and I have a very bruised face where the wheel lever hit me.
I am however very proud of myself.
Collect chook chooks tommorow,.

Ladytophamhatt Fri 11-Jul-08 19:25:11

did you really do it all yourself??

<bows at barbs feets in awe of eglu construction>

electricbarbarella Fri 11-Jul-08 19:46:16

i did every bit of it myself I am very very proud, having chinese and wine now as I am knackered. dh was very impressed.

Ladytophamhatt Sat 12-Jul-08 07:26:37

<chants>

here chicky chicky chicky chickens


Have you thought of names for them all yet?

electricbarbarella Sat 12-Jul-08 08:53:45

oh yes, they are to be twinkle, sweetie, stripey, gertie, dotty and fizz.
unless of ciourse we end up coming home with totally different chooks to the ones we chose which is always possible.
We are going to go soon grin I had to get up and take pain killers in the night because my face huirts that much where I had a wheel lever incident.

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