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  • hi has she stopped wheezing?As long as shes active and eating well she can go back but keep an eye on her incase the others bully her when she returns - make sure theres more than one feeding station for her to choose from let us know how she gets …
  • Hihow sure are you that they are mites? macrocheles are preditory mites and have no interest in poultry , living in the soil and eating things such as gnat larvaeim just wondering if its earth hoppers that you are seeing in your soil - theylive unde…
  • wow that was a quick settling in . glad all went well for you what breed are the new ones - did you say they were to be a mix?how do you know who is who ?i always struggled to tell the silkies Misty and Bluebell apart until last year when Misty cha…
    in Day 5... Comment by undautri December 7
  • aw congratulations they must be confused at the moment but theyll soon settle with you looking after them  x kath
  • lucky chooks ! youll have to think of a fourth name now. im sure Elphaba will be fine and soon showing the newbies a trick or two have fun with the integration  Kath x
  • exciting times Marie . poor Elphaba having to deal with underling newbies invading her kingdom :) if shes anything like Georgie she will not be amused !i hope they settle quickly for you , im sure they will dont forget to post pics for us  x Kath
  • hi  ive only ever used it to bathe bumblefoot and cant see how it would help with respiratory problems. the best treatment i know of for respiratory diseases is tylan have you got sick chooks at the moment?Kath
    in Elsabe Comment by undautri November 23
  • hello marie xxxx lovely to hear from you . Sorry to hear about your mum and brother in law . youve been having a rough time bless you.ive got 6 chooks now - still got the two splash silkies, one of which has changed gender, Gracie the wyandotte, buf…
  • hellorespiratory diseases can cause mucus in the eyes and if left untreated this hardens and becomes more difficult and take longer to treat.you need antibiotics to treat this . the rest of your flock may also need treatment  ive also used colloida…
  • hi  this is possibly a yeast infection and you will need nizoral to treat it. Sometimes the infection is too low down in the throat for you to see.I would also put apple cider vinegar in everyones water for a few days. keep us updated  kath
  • those wood burners are really popular recently and work really well . i thought about putting one in my living room but it would mean taking out the old fireplace and rebuilding it to fit so im stalling. my little silkie has quit brooding now and ha…
    in sandie Comment by undautri November 1
  • higlad to hear everythings fine with you.  when i couldnt get on here for several days i thought theyd finally pulled the plug on us .....but they dont get rid of us that easily :)have you got only brahmas or still some le fleche/ naked necks? in th…
    in sandie Comment by undautri October 29
  • hi how long has he been doing this? is he eating well? it looks like hes adjusting his crop which could mean he was a bit greedy with the tomatoes or the grit may be too big for him if he continues to do this then you could try a small amount of oi…
  • hi sandie  how are you doing ? did you sort out some silage?the sites been down for a few days so i messaged them on facebook and were back .still pretty much dead on here though everythings quiet here, mr kipling is doing a good job of keeping th…
    in sandie Comment by undautri October 26
  • hi Annaive always used hay for the nesting area but a lot of people use sawdust or the bedding used for horses. All bedding has its pros and cons.The chicken with scaley leg mites may need ivermectin to get rid of the mites more effectively than jus…
  • helloyouve got a problem there !the trouble with using straw is that it has plenty of room inside each blade for mites to hide so really difficult to kill them all  ivermectin / hypermectin used on the chooks will kill any that bite them but wont s…
  • poor thing sounds like hes in a bit of a state i know nothing about the care of pigeons so can only go on what i know about chickens  the more he drinks the more watery his poos will be and cocci usually means blood in the stools so theres a stron…
  • hi sounds like youve been busy , well done  as long as they can shelter from the rain thery should be ok but personally id give them 5-6 weeks indoors and slowly acclimatise them seeing as winter is on its way kath
  • hi this may be signs of a vitamin deficiency which you can rectify by giving a vitamin supplement you can use drops intended for human babies if you cant get hold of poultry vitamin drops or cage bird drops if she gets more clumsy or starts starga…
  • this is news to me as far as im aware restricting water would stress the birds and cause health issues leading to less food intake so it would defeat the objectives of raising broilers in this country the rspca monitor such  farms so if the farm i…
  • hellosorry to hear your little bantam is poorly  try this link for lots of tips and info on feet and leg problems -http://www.poultrypedia.com/poultry-podiatry id be afraid of the sores turning to bumblefoot which can take ages to clear so a trip t…
  • hellosorry to hear youre having problems  it sounds like shes being very protective of her eggs or nest in which case its a good trait as she would defend her eggs/ young from predators but a bit upsetting for you.when my cockerel shows signs of ag…
  • hi  as far as im aware, the tape worms that affect chickens can only be hosted by birds and cannot affect humans likewise the external parasites, lice and mites cannot live on humans - they may go on you and may even bite you but cannot exist on y…
  • hi  the dosage for a bantam (true bantam) is a quarter of a teaspoon to 2.5 ltr water and change it daily i would double it for large fowl dont know about the injections sorry kath
  • sounds very successful therell be lots of cocka doodling round your place next year :)ive just got the 6 chooks at the moment and will keep to that while ive got zena - cant trust her with new youngsters id heard there was a shortage of silage , t…
    in sandie Comment by undautri August 19
  • hi Elsabeif she was showing these symptoms dayt aand night then id go ahead with the baytril but if shes only having problems at night then id suspect something in the coop is making her wheeze...is it dusty or damp in there?when did you worm her la…
  • heres a link i think will help you -http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/81/infectious-bursal-disease-ibd-gumboro/where do you get the chicks from ? do you hatch yourself or buy in . if you buy in then maybe think of changing supplier to one wh…
  • hello sorry but without knowing the symptoms and circumstances we cant even guess at what is going wrong  i should think the best way to find out and to be 100% certain is to have an autopsy done on one that has died  i wish you luck  kath
  • mine arent getting too badly affected by the heat as theres lots of shade and shrubs in my garden so easy to stay out of the sun. my next door neighbour had visitors the other day and they got spooked by strange noises and rustling coming from my bl…
  • shes gone broody now so having duvet days while the others are working for a living in the gardenkath

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