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by ZacB
04 Dec 2012, 12:59
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cream Legbar x Light Sussex sex link crosses
Replies: 6
Views: 5715

Re: Cream Legbar x Light Sussex sex link crosses

You have no chipmunk striped chicks because the wheaten gene of the Delaware is dominant to the wildtype gene of the Cream Legbar. Furthurmore all chicks are columbian restricted because the Delaware carries this gene too. So of the three chicks pictured you have two males and one female due to the...
by ZacB
03 Jun 2011, 21:06
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: How Do You Tell A Muscovey From A N Other Duckling ?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: How Do You Tell A Muscovey From A N Other Duckling ?

Henwife wrote:Don't all ducks and geese have toenails (claws)?
No idea at all Henwife, this may be the last ducks I ever hatch out. They are determined to turn my brooder area into a pea soup area !
by ZacB
03 Jun 2011, 17:34
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: How Do You Tell A Muscovey From A N Other Duckling ?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

How Do You Tell A Muscovey From A N Other Duckling ?

Hello all, we have just hatched our first Muscoveys. Very surprized as 3 hatched out very early - a week early......me is thinking we may have had a few duck eggs slipped in to the eggs we bought :-s Spoke to somebody & they advised Muscoveys have claws. On checking ours, they all have claws :-k The...
by ZacB
08 May 2011, 06:54
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Clusters of Lice Eggs on feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Clusters of Lice Eggs on feathers

Rob, may be worth considering some Harka-Mectin http://www.qualitypetproducts4u.com/Harkers-Harka-mectin-Parasite-Treatment-5ml.html Do some research first though as not licensed for use on poultry. Good luck with your mites PS Check around where their wings join the body, another nice warm favourit...
by ZacB
05 May 2011, 10:26
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Coloured eggs - and lots of questions!
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Coloured eggs - and lots of questions!

We have a mix of hens, large fowl, bantams, pekins & even a bantam silkie called Snowball :smt051 As long as you have space we have found they all get along well. One downside is that due to the space it's not always easy to catch your chucks :smt117 When we introduce, we have a small ark within our...
by ZacB
05 May 2011, 10:00
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Ducks and hen killed by fox
Replies: 19
Views: 1595

Re: Ducks and hen killed by fox

Have just come in from sitting in a hide in the garden for the last 3hrs waiting for Mrs Foxy to come by. The only time I've wanted a fox to turn up & she doesn't. We lost a chicken to her on Monday @ 8:00am, fortunately we were around & scared off before to much damage. Reset the auto door opener t...
by ZacB
01 May 2011, 10:16
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: We would like pigs Can You Help?
Replies: 22
Views: 3653

Re: We would like pigs Can You Help?

You are correct in your thinking......tasty chicken I think
by ZacB
29 Apr 2011, 20:07
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: lamb pics
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: lamb pics

Love the photos =D>
by ZacB
29 Apr 2011, 08:05
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: We would like pigs Can You Help?
Replies: 22
Views: 3653

Re: We would like pigs Can You Help?

Having just started in pig keeping my best advice would be read lots & lots of books to gain an insight & some knowledge. We joined a local smallholding society which has helped us out immensely & as luck would have it, the person who we purchased our pigs from is more than happy to provide on-going...
by ZacB
25 Apr 2011, 11:22
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Electric Poultry fencing 15 metres for garden- advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Electric Poultry fencing 15 metres for garden- advice pl

We've just bought an energizer, not for nets admittedly, but it does power up to 3 so say (we bought the Gemini 80). http://www.electricfencingkits.co.uk/electric-fence/Hotline_Gemini40_Dual_Power_Energiser.html Cheaper from here though :grin: http://www.williselectricfencing.co.uk/DetailProducts.as...
by ZacB
25 Apr 2011, 06:10
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: To All The Pig Experts / Owners - Which Breed ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2934

Re: To All The Pig Experts / Owners - Which Breed ?

Thank you for all your comments. Milly & Molly :?: :?: :?: have settled in really well. We will make they stay as enjoyable as possible while they are with us, lots of carrots & treats :grin: A lot bigger than expected when we picked them up though, they were 8 weeks old & only just fitted in the do...
by ZacB
25 Apr 2011, 06:02
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: My new run - fantastic
Replies: 30
Views: 1575

Re: My new run - fantastic

That is what I call a good sized run, happy hens, well done =D>
by ZacB
23 Apr 2011, 06:52
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: To All The Pig Experts / Owners - Which Breed ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2934

Re: To All The Pig Experts / Owners - Which Breed ?

The piggies have landed, two 8 week old Oxford Sandy & Blacks. Bit of a shock at how big they had grown in 8 weeks :shock: :bounce: :bounce: Got to be a Barkie ZacB, though its not a big pig, its no toy size either. They have fantastic temperaments and will give you the best pork and bacon you have ...
by ZacB
06 Apr 2011, 07:01
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Leghorns
Replies: 76
Views: 25412

Re: Leghorns

I think you could be right. :?
Looks like a fine example of a leghorn cockerel to me
by ZacB
04 Apr 2011, 14:23
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Poorly Chicken & Chicken Fleas - Any Advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

Re: Poorly Chicken & Chicken Fleas - Any Advice?

A regular treatment, twice a year, with Flubenvent, to control internal parasites. External ???? A good dust bath during the summer will keep most at bay 