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by cuwiar
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Hens Fighting
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Re: Hens Fighting

Hi Marigold,

Thanks for your reply, I feel culling is a bit harsh at this stage. I'm hoping she will moult and that could change her hormones.

I'll just keep an eye on her during the cold weather spells.
by cuwiar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Hens Fighting
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Re: Hens Fighting

Hi Chris, glad to hear things are going well for you and good to hear from you! The aggressive hen has never challenged the top hen, as you have noted! The aggression started well before the others started their moult though. The one starting the fights hasn't moulted at all and the one who she's re...
by cuwiar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Hens Fighting
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Hens Fighting

Hi all! It's been a while - I hope you're all good - I'm going to have a scan of the posts to see what's been going on! As ever, it's a problem that prompts me to seek advice! All's been well with our flock (5 birds) until about two months ago when one of the hens started picking fights with the oth...
by cuwiar
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems

Excellent - thanks Marigold.

I've also told them they need Flubenvet for worming.
by cuwiar
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems

Thanks Marigold, if it comes to one hen being left on her own then we will have to find a suitable home for her, maybe by then we will have space for one or two more and we could take on the remainders? I haven't heard of Red Stop but like the sound of it and think I'll add it to my own shopping lis...
by cuwiar
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems

Hello again, and thank you for your replies. I think the plan going forward is to arrange for the cockerel to be culled and to begin treating the adults, the chicks and the environment. Any chicks that turn out to be cockerels will be rehomed after treatment or culled if suitable homes can't be foun...
by cuwiar
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems

Thanks Dinosaw, They do have a house but favour the pampas grass. Once that is cut down hopefully they will use the house which I will make sure is thoroughly cleaned before they go back in there. If Ivermectin needs repeat treatments then do you think using the spray would be better. It is less lik...
by cuwiar
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

From Bad to Worse - Scaly Leg Problems

Hello all, it's been a while since I posted and it's quite a long query so I hope you're all sitting comfortably? Some of you may remember my post about a school project that was getting out of hand? The situation needs further intervention and I was looking for some advice. Currently the chickens l...
by cuwiar
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: A Quick Update on my Girls
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Re: A Quick Update on my Girls

Hi Marigold, it's great to hear Marigold and Nutmeg are still doing well! I've no idea about spur growth to be honest, none of ours seem to have them. I agree with the small hens/big egg scenario though, some of our smaller hens definitely lay the largest, sometimes you can hear the poor thing squea...
by cuwiar
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Too many chickens and what to do with them!
Replies: 14
Views: 4250

Re: Too many chickens and what to do with them!

Just a quick update. It seems the teacher who started the project is going to take all of the youngsters and the chicks when/if they hatch. Apparently she has plenty of space and keeps chickens already. They want to keep the cockerel but are removing any secret nesting sites and have promised to mak...

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