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2/9/13 9:01 P

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We have such a great selection of poultry here. You can get almost anything if you are willing to pay for it ;)


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2/7/13 10:26 P

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Oh yep, I have heard of those. Still don't think we have them in Australia. Immagration of poultry has stopped many birds being able to be imported everywhere I guess.

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2/7/13 10:25 P

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I can agree with you Arlene, chickens and goats. It's been a while since I had either but I loved them both.

Ours were dairy goats although the last one we had was an Angora and my chooks were originally Australorps but then the plain old Isa Browns and White Leghorns.

Foxes are a bloody nuisance here, I used to get the guys to pee around the perimeter of the paddock to try to keep them away ..... worked sometimes!!


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2/7/13 8:19 P

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www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Spit
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BRKSpitzhauben.html


they also call then Appenzellers . They are to sweetest things. Even the roos are friendly and sociable

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2/7/13 6:35 P

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I don't think we have Spitzhaubens here, unless they are known by another name. And yep, Araucanas in Australia are more like your Americanas there. I love the Australorps too, big and gentle - they get along with everyone.

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I have heard that chickens are like potato chips.. Ya can't just have one LOL they say it about goats too. WOW you have to Araucanas Awesome post some pics when you have a chance . I have Ameracunas . They are cute. Austrlorpes are my favorite breed, Sweet birds great layers. I think personality wise I find Spitzhaubens to be the sweetest little buggers.

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2/7/13 7:06 A

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Oh my, someone asked me about my chooks - prepare for a 10 page description! I have about 150 but the number goes up and down a bit. Basically there are two types - Araucanas which lay blue eggs. They are our specialty which we breed. And the other lot are mixed big barnyard layers - Rhode Island Red, Barnevelders, Marans, Australorp, Plymoth Rock - anything we have picked up and added - they end up cross breeding after a generation or two as they all live together. There are a couple of other little bantams that live in the backyard. We hatch some for ourselves and to sell.

What kind do you want when you can have some. It's addictive!

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2/7/13 2:30 A

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emoticon Fiona!

True emoticon I can speak Aussie now thanks to Jules emoticon

No chooks in my backyard yet but planning to have some the moment I retire, can't wait! So how many chickens do you have and what breed?

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2/6/13 11:05 P

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Hi Fiona,welcome from another Aussie here.

It's been a little quiet on the boards here, but you never know it may pick up soon

At least you have someone here who has "paved the way" so to speak about chooks, when I first started everyone wanted to know what a chook was emoticon

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I'm from Australia and have lots of chickens (chooks). Just wandering around looking for groups that appeal to me. Hope everyone is doing well. :)

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