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Post by Compostwoman on 8th July 2010, 10:54 pm

Lovely Bluebelles as well...

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Post by Broadstoneuk on 8th July 2010, 11:04 pm

I (jane) think Bluebelles are the best hybrids. We also have goldlines, amberleas and speckled stars. The bluebelles have given us no problems, are never ill, have never had their wings clipped, lay without problems and do not wander out of the garden.

We are going to get lots more bluebelles!
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Post by Compostwoman on 8th July 2010, 11:27 pm

My Bluebelle ( Lavender) is the biggest but the most gentle and friendly of hens and yes she lays lovely pinky eggs.
I got her from Poultry Park at Oxenhall, have you ever been there? its about 5 miles S of us, so probably about 6 miles N of you.... lots of lovely hens there and fertile eggs as well, which is where Vanilla the Cream Legbar egg came from..

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Post by Broadstoneuk on 8th July 2010, 11:33 pm

Compostwoman wrote:My Bluebelle ( Lavender) is the biggest but the most gentle and friendly of hens and yes she lays lovely pinky eggs.
I got her from Poultry Park at Oxenhall, have you ever been there? its about 5 miles S of us, so probably about 6 miles N of you.... lots of lovely hens there and fertile eggs as well, which is where Vanilla the Cream Legbar egg came from..

No we have never been there. We got all our hens from a place in Deddington, Oxfordshire. Their hens are great. Dot is my favourite bluebelle. She likes a cuddle from her 'mum' and likes to sit on our knees..what a softy !
Do you know anywhere that sells day old bluebelles? Would like to have a go at raising chicks.
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Post by Compostwoman on 8th July 2010, 11:38 pm

Why not get some eggs from Poultry Park and stick them under a broody? I can talk you through it if you have not done so, before? or even put some under one of my 2 (really really want to brood) hens?

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Post by Compostwoman on 8th July 2010, 11:41 pm

Ah, do you get them from Jude's place? I have had some lovely hens from Jude...

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 9th July 2010, 7:55 am

Awwwww I am so jealous! They are lovely Smile
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Post by Broadstoneuk on 9th July 2010, 8:57 am

Non of ours have started to brood this year. Had one last year who sat on china eggs for the duration. Hopefull she will go into brood this year as she was a great 'mother' to her eggs. I have tried to find some bluebelle eggs (just in case Dot brooded again) but no-one seams to have any. Do you think Poultry Park will have some? Will have to go there especially if it is so near to here!
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Post by Compostwoman on 12th July 2010, 6:21 pm

I am not sure what eggs Chris has, try giving him a ring? to ask..or I am going there in the next week or so, so could have a look?

Or...you could always breed some of your own? Maran x RIR?

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Post by Lakshmi on 12th July 2010, 6:36 pm

oh, hello!
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