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Where to buy chickens locally?

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On 30 Apr 2011 at 9:11pm Oliver wrote:
Anyone know where I can buy 3 or 4 good layers locally? Don't care if they're pedigree, just want nice eggs!!!!
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On 30 Apr 2011 at 9:16pm Vesbod wrote:
Cheaper to buy free range eggs at the corner shop in Nevill !!
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On 1 May 2011 at 12:45am Bongo wrote:
If you have a car, you can pick up eggs from numerous roadside stands in the surrounding country lanes. I pay around a quid for 6 chicken eggs, or about 1.50 for 6 duck eggs. Otherwise, yes the shop at Neville is much cheaper than supermarkets for free range eggs.
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On 1 May 2011 at 5:55am Andy wrote:
You'll have to scour the local papers. Middle farm sell both bantams and point of lay hens or have a look on omelt.com as they often have some locally.
Hopefully picking my 3 girls up tomorrow
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On 1 May 2011 at 7:53am Old cynic wrote:
There is a farm near the airfield in Ripe that sells chickens, light Sussex, dark Sussex, Bova Nera etc. All good utility breeds, sexes and vaccinated. You can get details of the website just google chickens for sale sussex. I've had five birds from them, all healthy and good layers. When you go take a big strong box!
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On 1 May 2011 at 9:03am TDA wrote:
Middle Farm
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On 1 May 2011 at 2:28pm oliver wrote:
Thanks everyone - got a run (off eBay), got a biggish garden but need to seal up the gaps with chicken wire - where best to buy wire, feeders, food etc?
Oliver
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On 1 May 2011 at 7:14pm Old Cynic wrote:
What the roof made off? If its felt its likey to harbour red spider mite - which is very nasty for the chooks. If you have a fox problem you will need to dig the wire into the ground and remeber they, and rats can climb!
 
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On 1 May 2011 at 7:17pm Old Cynic wrote:
South of England show coming up - and there are several suppliers there. You need to plan and have everything in place before you get your girls: somewhere rodent proof to store food; will you need straw: what bedding are you going to use (and how will you dispose of it!) - have chooks for a couple of years now and happy to help you out
 
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On 1 May 2011 at 10:37pm TDA wrote:
There's a fencing place in Ringmer. I would recommend not getting chicken wire, but 1" by 1" fencing instead. And put the run on slabs, then no need to worry about foxes. Put woodchip down in the run.
 
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On 2 May 2011 at 7:02pm legally blonde wrote:
For chickens and feeders etc. the place near Ripe is called Martins Wood.
 
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On 3 May 2011 at 7:17pm Lewes local wrote:
the equine warehouse 'farm care/horse shop' now sell chickens !!
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On 3 May 2011 at 9:54pm Old cynic wrote:
Thank you LB twas on the tip of my finger but couldnt remember the name!


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