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by kated
08 Nov 2017, 15:09
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Starting Out - Quick guide to starting up.
Replies: 9
Views: 4677

Re: Starting Out - Quick guide to starting up.

Hi there Sihitch If you grow veg or value your flowers then chickens are not for you unless you enclose them. They will wreck your garden and eat many of your plants and scratch up the rest. Yes they will put themselves to bed once they have established that you mean them to use the henhouse you pro...
by kated
08 Nov 2017, 14:59
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Persistent Feather Loss/Pecking?
Replies: 16
Views: 7853

Re: Persistent Feather Loss/Pecking?

I've only ever put stockholm tar on horses' feet! There are anti-feather pecking solutions out there - very bitter stuff as I recall, like bitter aloes for fingernail biters. Only marginally effective and must be re-applied if it rains. In desperation I used beak bits They seem cruel but don't actua...
by kated
28 Oct 2017, 15:10
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Miscanthus or straw?
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: Miscanthus or straw?

You can use it and many people do - all down to a question of cost.
by kated
28 Oct 2017, 15:07
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Silicon sealant?
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: Silicon sealant?

I couldn't guarantee it but I have used it and my chooks were not interested in it and didn't touch it.
by kated
15 Oct 2017, 19:21
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Columbine or cream legbar
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: Columbine or cream legbar

I think you have been unlucky with your cream legbars. My daughter keeps them and has no trouble and although she would agree that they are not the friendliest of chickens hers are reliable layers of coloured eggs for 10 months of the year.
by kated
21 Sep 2017, 14:25
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Newcomers!
Replies: 9
Views: 2220

Re: Newcomers!

Welcome back Mamaowl! I'm with you on tomatoes - I only grew three beefsteak tomato plants but they are so loaded with child's head sized tomatoes that none of them can stand upright even with support. Luckily we do love tomatoes and have just had visitors to help with eating them all. Only about a ...
by kated
07 Sep 2017, 10:50
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Hen unable to walk
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Hen unable to walk

:cheers: Glad to hear it. Perhaps it was a leg strain.
by kated
05 Sep 2017, 11:24
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Hen unable to walk
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Hen unable to walk

Also, does she have a swollen "tummy" - the bit further back from the bony bit? If so this is probably ascites, an accumulation of fluid which usually indicates problems in the egg laying department. Google it if that's the problem. It's quite common in rescue hens.
by kated
11 Aug 2017, 16:31
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Robins alert noise
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Re: Robins alert noise

Indeed CP and Isabelle, there was a wren in the hedge this morning telling me off in no uncertain manner for daring to to go near! Wrens have such loud voices!
by kated
16 May 2017, 12:51
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Marsh Daisys
Replies: 89
Views: 31959

Re: Marsh Daisys

I guess Kendal is too far?
by kated
14 May 2017, 13:12
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Newcomers!
Replies: 9
Views: 2220

Re: Newcomers!

Hi Hen-Gen - good to "see" you :grin: Not keeping chickens now but daughter has lots as well as ducks and geese. (And Shetland cattle and sheep).
by kated
30 Apr 2017, 13:05
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Knowing your stuff?
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Re: Knowing your stuff?

Hi Gameboy and welcome If you want the best you do have to buy from the best. Most breeders will be helpful to beginners in showing and give you advice willingly. If you find a breeder with really good birds, ask him/her if they ever sell eggs and hatch some yourself. That way you are may well get s...
by kated
24 Apr 2017, 18:35
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: HAPPY EASTER!
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: HAPPY EASTER!

I do! But I missed Easter - sorry! Hope you all had a good one.
by kated
16 Mar 2017, 10:05
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Spelt - can i feed it to chooks?
Replies: 1
Views: 1912

Re: Spelt - can i feed it to chooks?

Should be no problem at all. Chickens can eat all different types of grain.
by kated
01 Feb 2017, 19:37
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Chicken with swollen eye
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: Chicken with swollen eye

I'd be inclined to try a different vet - maybe research a poultry vet in your area or try this: http://www.justanswer.co.uk/sip/veterinary?r=ppc|ga|18|Pets%20-%20Vets%20-%20Search%20-%20CobJHG|Pets%20-%20VetsOnline%20-%20ModBroad&JPKW=vet%20on%20line&JPDC=S&JPST=&JPAD=68533871434&JPMT=p&JPNW=g&JPRC=...