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by Marigold
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 19
Views: 193

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

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by Marigold
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 19
Views: 193

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

I think the eucalyptus tree and the pigeons may well have something to do with this. A friend of mine, an experienced poultrykeeper who had never had redmite, once left the door of an empty run open, and came back to find a pigeon sitting on a stool she'd left in there. She shooed it out and then fo...
by Marigold
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 19
Views: 193

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

P.S. is your property isolated, perhaps in woodland or with large trees, where many birds might be roosting, eg starling flocks?
Or is it suburban, close to other houses? If so,are your neighbours also affected?
by Marigold
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 19
Views: 193

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

Interesting that you’re on the SW coast, as there’ve been quite a few types of insects etc migrating from Europe in recent years because of the warming climate in the S of England. It would be really good to report this to DEFRA , I think, and somehow or other get a expert opinion and diagnosis abou...
by Marigold
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house
Replies: 19
Views: 193

Re: Poultry mite invasion in my garden and house

hi Jaffacake and welcome to the forum. I'm sorry it's at such a stressful time for you. I think the biggest clue to whether these are actually red mites lies in what you say about your coop and chickens seemingly being unaffected, which its the only good thing about the whole nightmare situation. If...
by Marigold
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Wormer types
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Wormer types

Yes, that's OK, flubendazole is the name of the drug, though it's usually sold as Flubenvet. The idea is that you give them ONLY as many treated pellets as they want to eat for 7 days, nothing extra, no free ranging, and each bird then eats the right amount for her own needs. For two hens, weigh out...
by Marigold
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Integrating new pullets
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Integrating new pullets

It would be very difficult and stressful to introduce a single new pullet, as the two you have would object to her and would probably bully her mercilessly. I tried it once, but never again as she was always the 'gooseberry' in the trio, and the other two either ignored her or bullied her. If you wa...
by Marigold
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Integrating new pullets
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Integrating new pullets

All are now in together and talking to each other in a reasonably civilised fashion. The two previous occupants, Lily Leghorn and Iris, are top of the ranking, followed by Coco, the brown egg layer, Pearl, the other leghorn, and the youngest, Nigella the Columbine, who has only just started laying h...
by Marigold
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: The Lakenvelder breed
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: The Lakenvelder breed

Beautiful indeed. They remind me of the herd of Galloway cattle on a nearby farm, with their broad white stripes round their bellies and backs, and black shoulders, heads and rear ends. I've just looked up Lakenvelders and it seems there are indeed Lakenvelder cattle as well as poultry, see https://...
by Marigold
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Aerial
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Aerial

Oh dear, Rick, I'm sorry to hear this. She was a very lucky and much-loved hen, very well looked after, as are all your birds.

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