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by Gilly C
29 May 2014, 18:18
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Arg! Scaly leg
Replies: 10
Views: 2447

Re: Arg! Scaly leg

Just a thought could it be bumble foot ,search for pics on the web if it is scaly leg it takes forever to heal I used to use vaseline but it is messy I then got a spray from the feed merchants it worked well, the lifted scales do notgo until the bird moults do not be tempted to trim the scales or pi...
by Gilly C
06 May 2014, 14:59
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Keeping guinea fowl?
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

Re: Keeping guinea fowl?

mine went in at night with the silkies even using an automatic door they waited until they heard it closing though and made a dash for it lol I only had females and disagree about the eggs they were lovely similar in size to a silkie(bantam) but thicker shells they only lay in summer months though l...
by Gilly C
05 Apr 2014, 19:59
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Bully behaviour training
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Bully behaviour training

I had similar behaviour in an aviary I kept the bird isolated for 2 weeks before returning the bad behaviour stopped even returning the bird at night will undo the daytime in my opinion
by Gilly C
05 Mar 2014, 15:06
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Roofing run.
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Roofing run.

we used supports every 40cm if you might need to remove the roof use screws instead of the nails in the cups and if you need to cut it coat your saw in wd40 we have a lean too here in France for 18 months and we also used it to roof the chickens in UK for 5 years never had any problems with it
by Gilly C
04 Mar 2014, 11:31
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 13121

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

I think she is heading to that one Julia though she has not posted for a few days maybe internet problems :(
by Gilly C
19 Feb 2014, 15:19
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 13121

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Loving reading your travels and hope to meetup should you find yourself any where near here :)
by Gilly C
22 Jan 2014, 19:49
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Messy hens
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Messy hens

I lived in the sticks in Cumbria I found large bales of shavings for horses best option easy to get used it inside and out when the stuff inside was mucky it was added to the run my run was roofed by mucking out the shed once a week the run never needed any more top up and I got the shavings where I...
by Gilly C
22 Jan 2014, 13:38
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Messy hens
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Messy hens

have you thought of putting a dropping tray under their perch, I had one just a basic shelf with a plastic growbag tray on this just needs scraping into the compost bin when needed keeps the straw/shavings cleaner and block the nest boxes off with a board a plant pot as above or use rollaway, mine s...
by Gilly C
15 Jan 2014, 18:33
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: The great Yorkshire show 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: The great Yorkshire show 2014

To be honest I don't know, there is so much to see and do I have only ever been on 1 day per year and am more than often in the Gardening displays and watching the horses, though I kept Silkies I was never into showing and the livestock is sort of off to one side, there is so much to see and buy ! t...
by Gilly C
15 Jan 2014, 17:34
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: The great Yorkshire show 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: The great Yorkshire show 2014

the GYS is on 3 days !!! 8-10th July this year, yes they have poultry I have been many times as come from that area and my 3 children live in Harrogate, schedules , entries etc start around April
by Gilly C
01 Nov 2013, 18:18
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Run floor
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Run floor

did you dig the ground over first and put a membrane down before the gravel, soil tends to get a crust on try forking it see if the water runs away
by Gilly C
08 Oct 2013, 11:26
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Ficam W - Anyone used it in the house?
Replies: 14
Views: 4907

Re: Ficam W - Anyone used it in the house?

as I have a CAG I have to be very careful what I use in the house the collars look after the dogs with no hassle for me lol
by Gilly C
07 Oct 2013, 21:21
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Ficam W - Anyone used it in the house?
Replies: 14
Views: 4907

Re: Ficam W - Anyone used it in the house?

not had any ticks either so bonus !
by Gilly C
07 Oct 2013, 21:20
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Ficam W - Anyone used it in the house?
Replies: 14
Views: 4907

Re: Ficam W - Anyone used it in the house?

we had a problem with the dogs and fleas when we moved here frontline shampoo you name it we tried it then a seresto collar pricey but they last 7 months , last week both dogs started scratching and we saw just 1 flea on each checked the calendar the collars were out of date down to the vets and bac...