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by kated
21 Feb 2007, 17:23
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Definitive help for the spring - redmite
Replies: 151
Views: 72967

Mites that live in hay are not the same as poultry mites. Hay mites crawl all over you (and hens) but I don't think they bite or suck blood like poultry mites do. The bright red mites that walk about in the soil and on walls etc don't do anything harmful as far as I am aware. They are red all the ti...
by kated
18 Feb 2007, 20:45
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Definitive help for the spring - redmite
Replies: 151
Views: 72967

Incidentally, I discovered when during a weekend and unable to get Ficam W that for an emergency treatment, 3 in 1 oil seems to kill mites. I have tried WD40 after someone suggested it, but 3 in 1 works better.

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by kated
18 Feb 2007, 19:43
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Definitive help for the spring - redmite
Replies: 151
Views: 72967

Bowden & Knights Unit 6, Ironside Way Hingham Industrial Estate Hingham, Norwich#Norfolk NR9 4LF 01953 851799 However I got the quantities wrong :oops: sorry, it makes less than that but I can't remember how much. I know it did all my hen houses (4) and I still had tons left over. It really works we...
by kated
18 Feb 2007, 17:37
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Definitive help for the spring - redmite
Replies: 151
Views: 72967

I use Ficam W too. I have hesitated to mention it on previous threads because it is very toxic. But it does do the job. I can buy it in individual sachets which allow you to tip it into 5 gallons of water without actually touching the chemical. The sachet costs me about £4.00.

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by kated
17 Jan 2007, 15:15
Forum: Breeds
Topic: scots dumpy's
Replies: 31
Views: 12075

Hi there L S I really like Scots Dumpies and in other circumstances would go all out to breed a flock of them. However, I don't really have enough room for the poultry I have already. Louis ( the bird I'm trying to rehome) has tremendous character and is an amazing "guard" bird. I shall be very sorr...
by kated
16 Jan 2007, 18:16
Forum: Breeds
Topic: scots dumpy's
Replies: 31
Views: 12075

I have a very handsome scots dumpy cockerel ftgh. He is cuckoo coloured. Can email photo to individual - am a bit flummoxed by how to post to this site though. He hatched in Spring 2005.