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by kated
14 Apr 2018, 12:56
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PK!
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PK!

And here we still are! Hanging on for grim death - such a shame more of us don't contribute any more.
by kated
29 Mar 2018, 13:44
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Layers pellets info please
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Layers pellets info please

Personally I don't think you would notice any difference. If your chooks get a balanced diet (ie access to grass, bugs, weeds etc) then they'll do fine on your local stuff. If you feel strongly about GM then that is a different matter altogether.
by kated
21 Mar 2018, 13:09
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Limping becoming a hobble
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Limping becoming a hobble

I think if you try to confine her she will become stressed and it could exacerbate things. I don't think antibiotic cream is going to be effective either. You will just have to try the waiting game if you don't want to go down the vet route. If you eventually do want to try a vet, make sure they are...
by kated
02 Mar 2018, 12:26
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: I'm livid!
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: I'm livid!

It probably won't be allowed for long but I did as you did CP and ordered it on line - it was supposed to be delivered on Wednesday but we are snowed in here with chest deep drifts so my rats will just have to stay hungry.....
by kated
01 Mar 2018, 11:00
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: I'm livid!
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: I'm livid!

It's just another tax.......
by kated
27 Feb 2018, 19:38
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Unknown predator
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Unknown predator

Yes that's a fox - as soon as you see it has no head, you know it's a fox. Hope you said 6 foot is no way high enough for the fence and they should be shut in at night. Foxes are particularly fond of duck and goose - will choose them over chickens. Electric fencing may be the way to go.
by kated
27 Feb 2018, 19:35
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: I'm livid!
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: I'm livid!

No, well the course is free I believe but you have to pay for the exam and therefore the certificate, which is the only way you can get the rat poison. £50 + vat
by kated
27 Feb 2018, 12:22
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: I'm livid!
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: I'm livid!

From March 1st 2018 you can only buy enough rat poison to kill one rat (and the cost for that one rat packet has skyrocketed) unless you have that damned certificate. Look out for huge increase in rat population.
by kated
24 Feb 2018, 12:39
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Hello from Suffolk
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Hello from Suffolk

People say good things about Smilebox....don't upload my photos so can't say categorically, but friends like it.
by kated
20 Feb 2018, 12:08
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: I'm livid!
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: I'm livid!

They think you are going to spread rat poison like a muck spreader so that lots of other wildlife will access it. :roll:
by kated
19 Feb 2018, 13:50
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Laying on floor - and hole in eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Laying on floor - and hole in eggs

The hole in the egg may be because she is young and the shell she is producing hasn't quite got going. Give her a couple of weeks and see if it improves, if not, there are products out there that purport to strengthen shells.
by kated
10 Feb 2018, 13:09
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: I'm livid!
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: I'm livid!

I have since had a look at farming forums and it seems you can buy 1.5kg before they need to ask for something. A lot of grumpy farmers as you can imagine. It needs a LANTRA certificate to get more, not a smallholder's licence, which doesn't seem to exist. Shop lady didn't know any better. There see...
by kated
10 Feb 2018, 11:49
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: I'm livid!
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

I'm livid!

Went to buy a bucket of rat poison today to be told "only if you have a smallholder's licence"! I am limited to 200g at a time so pay exorbitantly for the privilege!

Rant over.
by kated
09 Feb 2018, 10:22
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Help - new chooks!
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Help - new chooks!

Probably at least 24 hours to let them know that this is their home now. You may still have to chivvy them in at the end of the day for a while. Good luck and happy hen keeping!
by kated
04 Feb 2018, 13:16
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: chicken walking 'funny'
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: chicken walking 'funny'

This can sometimes be the result of partial blindness.