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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Most of my chooks that free range camp up in the mulberry tree in my backyard. The large Langshan pullet lays on the ground in a portable cage. She is the only smart one out of them all

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:22 pm 
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The langies are off to a show on the weekend. I brought them inside for a tidy up and some more pen training.
But, they have decided to start moulting :shock: The training pen is full of feathers so I am hoping they hold enough for the weekend. They can drop them all after that if they are so inclined. Silly little things.
They are looking lovely after a pampering but fingers crossed.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 7:51 pm 
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Hope you go really well! What do you do to prepare and pamper out of interest? I have vaguely toyed with eventually trying some showing but it all seems very daunting


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:55 pm 
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Its not daunting Trillian. Give it a go :biggrin: Enter the birds to your show of choice. Pen train and handle them so they are used to being handled. The blacks I don't wash unless dirty. Wash butts, check for crawlies, trim toenails if they need it and file to a nice round finish. Check beaks and file if needed. Wash legs and foot feathers making sure to scrub under the scales until perfectly clean. Wash face and comb with a warm, wet cloth.
Treat legs, comb and beak with the finish of your choice ( I use paw paw cream but everyone has their own treatment).

Talk chook stuff with other entrants, watch the judging, enjoy it all. Buy a sausage sandwich and coffee to support the club. If you come home with a ribbon, bonus. If you don't, doesn't matter, good day out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:32 am 
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Ok so I thought I would try and keep a record of egg production each month for my bantam langshans. I forgot to record for the first two days so from the 3rd of May to 31 May I got 25 eggs from 5 hens. 1 x 18 month old (Oswin) 1 x 12 month old (Sarah Jane) and 3 x 6 months old (Nyssa, Liz and Zoe). I believe that most of these were Oswins as the younger hens were all moulting. So I think that Oswin probably laid 19 eggs of the 25 eggs recorded. I will keep a record for June as well. Great birds the bantam langshans :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:05 pm 
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Well done to Oswin! :thumbs: We got a grand total of none this month :huh?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:59 pm 
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Grand total of 78 eggs for June from 5 hens- they gradually ramped up from 2/3 eggs per day to 4/5 eggs per day now. Giving lots of eggs away! Love this breed :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:05 am 
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Excellent work Trillian :thumbs:
Eggs here still zero

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Grand total of 86 eggs from 5 hens for July - plenty of eggs for me and to share with the family! Love this breed- laying like troopers in the depths of winter.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:48 pm 
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78 eggs for August from 5 hens- although one has been broody for at least a week.


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Getting loads of eggs now too and 16 due to hatch the end of the week. :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:17 am 
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I have about 70 - 80 black Langshan bantam chickens out so far

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A question about broodiness in langshans. Two of mine are broody and have been in the cage for a few days as I have no maternity pens left (wyandottes :laughing ) Another one looks fluffed up and not laying now but not yet sitting. I thought they were not known for their broody behaviour. They seem to be as bad as the wyandottes!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:18 pm 
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My Langshan Bantams go broody all the time. A good mate of mine uses them for broodies all the time

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:43 am 
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Thanks Lawton Park,
That answers my questions. I am going to have to build some more broody pens then.

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