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by kated
01 Feb 2017, 11:16
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Chicken with swollen eye
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Chicken with swollen eye

If it's not affected by antibiotics it may well be a virus. Not a lot you can do and the outlook is not good I'm afraid. Just keep him warm and stress free if possible.
by kated
02 Jan 2017, 12:22
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year to you too CP - and to all our dwindling readers!
by kated
05 Dec 2016, 17:30
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: RATS!
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Re: RATS!

So sorry CP - know how it feels. Had mine taken from inside their house too. Old English Game bantams killed and half eaten :crybaby: :crybaby:

Your link needs attention - we can choose between trainers and toys amongst other things - not what you mean I'm sure!
by kated
22 Oct 2016, 13:04
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Strange Behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Re: Strange Behaviour

I guess you have sussed the culprit - almost certainly a rat, they are so clever! Maybe check inside the house now every night and remove the pellet stockpile - and put poison down in lengths of drainpipe outside the hen run.
by kated
15 Oct 2016, 14:22
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Funny
Replies: 1
Views: 2297

Funny

To cheer up a grey day!
by kated
07 Oct 2016, 15:21
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Poultry shield ratio please?
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

Re: Poultry shield ratio please?

Poultry Shield is supplied in concentrate 1 litre or 5 litre sizes and diluted at
the rate of 1 part concentrate to 5 parts clean water (i.e. add 200ml poultry
shield to litre of water).

This taken from Flyte so Fancy's website.
by kated
23 Sep 2016, 12:13
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Huge egg!
Replies: 1
Views: 2390

Re: Huge egg!

I think it's fairly normal for many breeds. The occasional whopper turns up as the chicken matures.
by kated
18 Sep 2016, 13:19
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Pullet breed please?
Replies: 4
Views: 3451

Re: Pullet breed please?

Mixed or mongrel - with a bit of Cream Legbar by the looks of it. You might get coloured eggs.
by kated
12 Sep 2016, 17:06
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Squatting (and my new hybrids and there new home)
Replies: 26
Views: 11974

Re: Squatting (and my new hybrids and there new home)

Experiment with weeds! Mine developed a passion for sow thistle (http://www.eattheweeds.com/sonchus-sow- ... igs-eye-2/) and dandelions. Try also groundsel, clover, chickweed (of course!) and just ordinary grass (chop grass small so you don't get sour crop).
by kated
19 Aug 2016, 10:14
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Egg turning during incubation
Replies: 1
Views: 2094

Re: Egg turning during incubation

I don't think it matters too much - though personally I would set it to 90 minutes. Most important is to stop the turning at day 18.
by kated
10 Aug 2016, 13:02
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Chicken coop cleaner?
Replies: 6
Views: 4006

Re: Chicken coop cleaner?

Surfaces just have to be dry before the chucks go back. Lasts ages! I couldn't find a sign of mites for the rest of the year after I used it but others have quoted 6 months or so.
by kated
09 Aug 2016, 16:17
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Chicken coop cleaner?
Replies: 6
Views: 4006

Re: Chicken coop cleaner?

Poultry Shield is a disinfectant and won't address a mite problem. Haven't used Smite. Interesting that creosote cured your mites - it had virtually no effect (and I used the real stuff, not the ersatz useless stuff) when I used it. The tried and trusted mite killer is Ficam W, supposed to be for pr...
by kated
21 Jun 2016, 10:45
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: ID Tags?
Replies: 3
Views: 2707

Re: ID Tags?

Can't help you with microchipping - I would have thought their skin was too thin and fragile, but I am no expert.

However I have seen wing identity tags with small lightweight dog tags attached which might be the way to go.
by kated
10 Jun 2016, 14:46
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: My brahma cockerel's foot problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

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: 2973

Re: Unbalanced hen!

\:D/ Hope it continues.