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by sorrelsmum
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Incubator question
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Re: Incubator question

Sorry, just realised the hatching tray is underneath, doh.
by sorrelsmum
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Incubator question
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Incubator question

I have borrowed an incubator, it is a Top Hatch Lincu Avitec sil 12. With roller tray and automatic turning.
I have been told to stop turning on the 18th day and wondered what to do with it being an automatic turner.
by sorrelsmum
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Moulting and not eating
Replies: 21
Views: 1686

Re: Moulting and not eating

I was advised by my vet to give them cat food weekly while moulting, not dog food he said, as the protein is mostly from grain, I have never noticed any taste transference through the egg. I only give them a spoonful each.
by sorrelsmum
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Moulting and not eating
Replies: 21
Views: 1686

Re: Moulting and not eating

Have you tried a tin of cat food once a week while moulting or a tin of tuna in oil?
by sorrelsmum
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Boy or Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Boy or Girl

Thanks for your replies. I will hold off until next year and if they dont go broody, will source some pullets.
by sorrelsmum
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Boy or Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Boy or Girl

Thnk you both for your replies. i have really been bitten by the Silkie bug and dont know wether to wait until next year to see if they go broody and buy some silkie eggs or just buy some more now. Going to look at a garden centre tomorrow that also has hens, its at Ingleton in lancs....will need to...
by sorrelsmum
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Showing Chickens
Topic: Southport and Ormskirk bantam Society
Replies: 1
Views: 3952

Southport and Ormskirk bantam Society

Does anyone know where they above society are holding their Open show in November,I dont intend to show, would just like to go and look.
by sorrelsmum
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Boy or Girl
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Boy or Girl

These Silkie bantams are 30 weeks old now, can anyone tell me that they are 2 hens. The non bearded one is larger than the other, both are gorgeous.
by sorrelsmum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New Girls / Shows
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: New Girls / Shows

There is a show calendar on the Poultry club of Great Britian, sorry dont know how to post a link.
by sorrelsmum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Creosote and Red Mite - What do I do next?
Replies: 31
Views: 5858

Re: Creosote and Red Mite - What do I do next?

I agree, just paint it everywhere, mix a bit of diesel in and it dries quicker, nohing will be living after that, then do it every year. I do mine in the summer when the forecast is good for a few days, I get filthy looks off the girls when I seal the pop hole up, they must think....Oh no,.... not t...

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