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by Lindsay
23 Jul 2014, 20:47
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: flubenvet and chicken death
Replies: 16
Views: 4786

Re: flubenvet and chicken death

Damn!!! But thank you. I noticed that Fuzzy (the hen in my picture on the computer) had a bit of a mucky bum last week. I gave her a dose of Ivermectin, and two days later, to my great sadness, I found her lying dead. I had put it down to heart attack and age - her face was bright red, and she was a...
by Lindsay
21 Jul 2014, 06:33
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Fox & Crows
Replies: 37
Views: 15373

Re: Fox & Crows

Hen-Gen wrote: Thats not confused. Thats heterosexual! 8)
Very true! But maybe I should have added that he shows no interest in the five gorgeous Leghorn ladies he now lives with :?
by Lindsay
21 Jul 2014, 06:29
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Ficam w
Replies: 17
Views: 9615

Re: Ficam w

Not wishing to put a dampener on things, just be aware that Ficam W is highly toxic to bees :( The commonsense advice is not to spray when there is a breeze as it will drift and to avoid spraying where residue might fall on plants/weeds that bees may visit. Thank you for that information - I hadn't...
by Lindsay
20 Jul 2014, 09:33
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Fox & Crows
Replies: 37
Views: 15373

Re: Fox & Crows

Thank you subruss. I used to have a wonderful cock who warned the flock of aerial predators, but the ones I have now are useless. Incidentally, one is a young Leghorn who is not only useless, but seriously confused - if my daughter or I go into his pen, we immediately get the dropped wing/dance trea...
by Lindsay
14 Jul 2014, 15:10
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Fox & Crows
Replies: 37
Views: 15373

Re: Fox & Crows

However, the Kite is back!!! Do kites take chicks? I lost a three-week old a couple of days ago, and we have had a couple of kites hanging round for a few days. I didn't see it being taken, and the buzzards (the usual culprits) haven't bee seen for a bit. I know that kites eat grasshoppers - when O...
by Lindsay
02 Jul 2014, 10:20
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Blind Orpington
Replies: 10
Views: 4820

Re: Blind Orpington

I have a Brahma who is blind in one eye. She lives in an enclosed area in front of the house, and I love to hear her burbling away. In summer, she shares with broodies and their chicks, and growers, and in winter, I bring a couple of low-rankers round to go in with her. It's great to read about peop...
by Lindsay
02 Jul 2014, 10:14
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Fox & Crows
Replies: 37
Views: 15373

Re: Fox & Crows

Unfortunately, crows do far more damage to young crops than "the millions of bugs and grubs they eat". Balance might have been the appropriate word thousands of years ago, but not since humans began farming. For the first time ever, I have crows visiting my hen pens in the evenings - there will be a...
by Lindsay
07 Jun 2014, 17:19
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Mites
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

Re: Mites

organic chick wrote:How about a cheap plastic dog kennel?
I've looked at them - the problem is that 'cheap' and 'France' don't really work in the same sentence ...
by Lindsay
07 Jun 2014, 07:12
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: first day out
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

Re: first day out

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by Lindsay
07 Jun 2014, 07:09
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Mites
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

Re: Mites

This little rabbit hutch was the last of my wooden housing - I changed to plastic several years ago. And now it's gone on next-door's latest bonfire I'm wood free! :lol: Same here :grin: Green Frog coops, but I can't bear to waste my children's ex-guinea pig and rabbit hutches. And I've yet to find...
by Lindsay
06 Jun 2014, 06:54
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Mites
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

Re: Mites

I'd probably give her some Ivermectin or equivalent too. I coated an ant-filled small wooden coop with ant powder a month ago. Yesterday I watched several ants happily wading through the powder ... I'm more-or-less completely using plastic, or creosote painted coops now, as I'm so sick of battling c...
by Lindsay
04 Jun 2014, 11:21
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Electric fence energisers
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: Electric fence energisers

We have a tester, and test at least once a month. But then I have several fences all hooked up together, and I don't know your set-up. For peace of mind though, a tester isn't all that expensive, and doing the rounds has just become part of the poultry-keeping routine, and makes it possible to trace...
by Lindsay
19 May 2014, 17:20
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Coop and run
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Coop and run

Or, if your aim is to be charitable, go to a market or auction and buy anything looking miserable and in need of TLC.
by Lindsay
17 May 2014, 18:09
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Incubator hunt
Replies: 17
Views: 3599

Re: Incubator hunt

Yet another Brinsea fan. I have the Octagon 20 (or 30 or 40 ;) ) for incubating, and a Brinsea Mini for hatching.
by Lindsay
15 May 2014, 16:38
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: First fox encounter..
Replies: 15
Views: 6793

Re: First fox encounter..

I have electric netting around all my pens. Never had a problem with (ground-based) predators since I installed it.