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by Lucylou
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Poultry Equipment For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted Small coop for temporary use.
Replies: 2
Views: 9164

Wanted Small coop for temporary use.

Wanted, urgently. Small coop for temporary use,for 3 large birds, anything suitable considered. My chooks have to go to a temporary home in fully enclosed run so coop just for sleeping & laying. Happy to do small repairs or convert from another animal use eg rabbit hutch.
by Lucylou
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Oh rats!
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Oh rats!

Just for info, I have had a professional pest control guy out who has put bait etc down & we'll take it from there. He did say out in the country we'll never eradicate the possibility & rats can dig 1 mtr down then along & up again to get to a source of food :evil: They can also travel up to 1kilome...
by Lucylou
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Oh rats!
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Oh rats!

Oh dear, looks like we have the problem of rats again. We had this last year, or suspected anyway, did what we could to get rid of them which we thought had worked. Obviously not, as they're back. This time I think we will get in a pest control person as its not cured the problem obviously. But once...
by Lucylou
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Been given old coop- cleaning advice pls
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Been given old coop- cleaning advice pls

This is similar question to another post but I'm not sure how much of the same info applies. I have been given a Forsham Ark chicken coop, still in excellent condition after about 8 years use but it has been unused (no chooks) for a year. It was just left exactly as it was when the last chook vacate...
by Lucylou
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Brilliant new, upgraded Poultrykeeper site!
Replies: 9
Views: 5001

Re: Brilliant new, upgraded Poultrykeeper site!

Just had a look at the new website, its great, Well done Tim!
by Lucylou
Sat May 30, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Update on broody old chook
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Update on broody old chook

Success! Thank you Marigold for your advice, after a week in the 'sin bin' she's forgotten all about having chicks! As I was away a week I thought it better to leave her there as it would have been difficult to re-introduce her when I wasn't there. She doesn't seem any the worse for her confinement ...
by Lucylou
Fri May 15, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Old chook won't leave nest box.
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Old chook won't leave nest box.

Thank you for that useful info Marigold, I now know what to do. I have already turfed her out, she was grumpy but not too bad surprisingly. She is now on the outside of the run with the others inside, best solution at the moment, its a fenced off area so she still has probably too much freedom for t...
by Lucylou
Fri May 15, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Old chook won't leave nest box.
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Old chook won't leave nest box.

Thank you Marigold. I will have a look at what I've got & see what I can rig up. I do have a spare coop which is my isolation ward (she was in it when I first got her) but it doesn't have a run attached, previously I've been able to rig up a netting enclosure within the main run as it was much large...
by Lucylou
Thu May 14, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Old chook won't leave nest box.
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Old chook won't leave nest box.

Today its been raining hard all day, my broody hasn't left the nestbox at all since yesterday as far as I can tell. I've no experience of this so need advice please. I put an egg (which I'd marked) beside her yesterday as Chris suggested & sure enough when I went out a few hours later she had taken ...
by Lucylou
Wed May 13, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Old chook won't leave nest box.
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Re: Old chook won't leave nest box.

Thank you everyone. I've been thinking she could have gone broody but as I've never experienced a broody chook I wasn't sure how to recognise the symptoms except the obvious of sitting on eggs! I was surprised to see her out with the others first thing this morning on the perch, but couldn't lock he...

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