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by kated
10 Jun 2016, 14:46
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: My brahma cockerel's foot problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

Re: My brahma cockerel's foot problems

Looks like a bacterial infection to me. It's not classic bumble foot though. I would take him to the vet for broad spectrum antibiotics. To stop him pecking there is a product to stop feather pecking which might do it. We used to use stockholm tar... don't know if that's still available.
by kated
19 Jan 2016, 12:46
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Unbalanced hen!
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Re: Unbalanced hen!

\:D/ Hope it continues.
by kated
17 Jan 2016, 15:39
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Unbalanced hen!
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Re: Unbalanced hen!

Try researching mareks. It's not good news I'm afraid. :(
by kated
01 Jan 2016, 12:01
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A Happy New Year to all Poultry Keepers everywhere - old and new!
by kated
23 Dec 2015, 12:41
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

A very Happy Christmas too from me to you all. Such a pity the forum is so quiet now - I do drop in on Facebook but it isn't the same somehow.
by kated
01 Sep 2015, 13:02
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My reward....
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: My reward....

Field mushrooms are the only ones I am confident to pick. Having done so for more than 50 years and never poisoned anyone yet.
by kated
31 Aug 2015, 15:35
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My reward....
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

My reward....

....for a rainy Bank Holiday walk. Guess what's for tea tonight?
by kated
24 Jul 2015, 12:02
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Ficam W & wasps
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Re: Ficam W & wasps

Two years ago I luckily spotted a newly arrived swarm investigating our chimney, so lit a fire (in 22 deg C temps) which I kept going all day using lawn mowings for smoke. Felt really bad about it but the bees were finding there way down the lining and out into the living room. I must have chivvied ...
by kated
14 Jul 2015, 13:28
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Bedtime
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

Re: Bedtime

I can think of two possible solutions - but neither of them may work for you. 1) Can you make a second entrance to the house? On the side perhaps? Or 2) Can you remove the perches from the front completely so there are only the ones at the back? Some of the hens may have to sit on the floor but that...
by kated
12 Jun 2015, 14:59
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: They're back..............
Replies: 2
Views: 2374

Re: They're back..............

:smt071 One thing I don't miss about giving up my hens!
by kated
29 Apr 2015, 16:36
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Re: Help with identification

Yes, I think you are right - I hadn't thought of female sparrowhawk, only male.
by kated
29 Apr 2015, 13:42
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Help with identification

Not the best photograph I'm afraid - it was taken through the bathroom window.

I have had two suggestions so far - a hobby (I think this bird is bigger than a hobby) or a female harrier (which type?) Thrown open to the poultry forum.
by kated
22 Apr 2015, 11:39
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Help, ducks keep dying!
Replies: 2
Views: 2563

Re: Help, ducks keep dying!

The only way to tell for sure is to get an autopsy (I believe it's called a necropsy) It does cost but it would be worth it to find out for sure.
by kated
21 Apr 2015, 19:17
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Problems with goslings after hatching:
Replies: 4
Views: 2785

Re: Problems with goslings after hatching:

Just a quick note - are you keeping up with worming them? They seem very susceptible to worms and I lost my goose to worm burden.
by kated
21 Apr 2015, 09:47
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Problems with goslings after hatching:
Replies: 4
Views: 2785

Re: Problems with goslings after hatching:

With both goslings I would be inclined to leave well alone. I think the "wry neck" one just needs time - it sounds a little premature to me. I think the neck will straighten within a day or so. Don't put anything on the navel unless the skin is weeping. I can only give you the story of my goose to h...