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by happy hen
Thu May 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Fertility
Replies: 14
Views: 1816

Re: Fertility

The warmer weather has made a big difference ๐Ÿ˜Š next lot of eggs set end of April 90% fertility. Note to self for next year - WAIT ๐Ÿ˜‚
by happy hen
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: red mite
Replies: 52
Views: 8379

Re: red mite Dergall

Has anyone tried "dergall" ? it's available as a concentrate from BHWT to mix as a spray. It's advertised as effective against northern fowl mite and scaley leg..... For red mite you spray the house and birds after dark when the mites are active. Dergall is a non-toxic and food-safe treatment which ...
by happy hen
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Fertility
Replies: 14
Views: 1816

Re: Fertility

Marigold, thanks for the feed info...I shall definitely change brands at the end of this bag, shame as copdock mill just opened a shop a couple of miles from me so I admit to pure laziness. I'll also put feelers out for a fresh cockeral, my current boy is so laid back I was rather hoping to keep one...
by happy hen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Fertility
Replies: 14
Views: 1816

Re: Fertility

Thanks, I did wonder ..3 doesn't seem very old. If I ever manage to hatch any chicks! i shall keep a cockerel
by happy hen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Fertility
Replies: 14
Views: 1816

Fertility

I keep bantam faverolles, my cockerel is 3years old and free ranges with 6 hens. I usually have very good hatch rates.....until this year, I tried an early batch set end of Feb...only 1/18 fertile . Next lot candled yesterday at 10days ...only 4/26 !! . The only thing to have changed from previous y...
by happy hen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Comfrey

I put freshly picked comfrey leaves around my tomatoes in the greenhout, within a week they've rotted down and disappeared. Last year I did it weekly instead of tomato feed ....worked for me, I don't think the tomato harvest suffered and it's not as smelly as the dreaded comfrey tea ๐Ÿ˜‚
by happy hen
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: So happy, broody duck
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

Re: So happy, broody duck

Thank you, I have 5 ducks & a drake. Fertility is good, even with posted eggs, I'm sure it helps that I'm lucky enough to have a stream running through the garden.
by happy hen
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: So happy, broody duck
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

Re: So happy, broody duck

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by happy hen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: So happy, broody duck
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

So happy, broody duck

I keep miniature appleyard ducks, they're great mothers ....the trick is getting them to nest where it's safe. Mine free range so that's not easy, however I have a small spare chicken/duck house. I keep it shut most of the time, a few years ago I left it open with bedding in expecting one of my bant...
by happy hen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: porpoise
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: porpoise

Priceless ! loving the sturgeon comment :)

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