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by 3441sussex
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: introducing chickings
Replies: 17
Views: 3973

Re: introducing chickings

I kept 4 ducks for a few years in my youth. They had a duck house and free ranged in a large orchard and had access to a river. Unfortunately, one day they all disappeared and I assumed that they had been taken by a fox. A few years ago I tried again. We knew we had foxes and so first kept them in a...
by 3441sussex
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: red mite
Replies: 55
Views: 14848

Re: red mite

This is very strong stuff. Having read its Safety Data Sheet I would not advise using this product in a small chicken house. It is for use by trained professionals only. Before you use it I suggest you find out if it will it react with the other red mite products that you have been using and how lon...
by 3441sussex
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: incubation question please
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: incubation question please

If the 2 chicks are active and dry move them to the brooder now and leave the other 5 eggs in the incubator for a couple more days to give them a chance to hatch.
by 3441sussex
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: cock advise
Replies: 11
Views: 2626

Re: cock advise

If you are going to breed from your hens you should have at least two hens with each cockerel and I think it would be kinder to the hens to have a ratio of one cockerel to at least six hens. I normally incubate up to a dozen eggs a year in the hope that I am able to replace a few of my older hens. A...
by 3441sussex
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: chicken feed amount
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

Re: chicken feed amount

I have 16 fully grown hens and they don't eat quite that much. I get through just over 12kg of pellets a week. I have two 9kg Grandpas feeders which are definitely rat and crow proof. I agree that something else much be eating your pellets and would recommend getting a Grandpas feeder, They are quit...
by 3441sussex
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Brooder advise
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Brooder advise

If you Google 'Daylight Bulbs' a numbers of bulb companies appear who sell these bulbs.
by 3441sussex
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Soft shelled eggs
Replies: 109
Views: 29094

Re: Soft shelled eggs

Harepathstead Poultry sell hybrid leghorns.
by 3441sussex
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new girls to our single ex-batt
Replies: 22
Views: 5312

Re: Introducing new girls to our single ex-batt

If you do clip the flight feathers as Rick suggests I would like to point out that you trim one wing only as it will defeat the object if you trim both as the chicken will still be balanced and able to fly. I have never heard of the method of trimming just one feather, but don't imagine that one les...
by 3441sussex
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Green Frog house
Replies: 29
Views: 7386

Re: Green Frog house

chickenfan wrote:So far they just expect me to do everything.
but it is not your cockerel that is disturbing them? Why should they have to do anything?
by 3441sussex
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: egg attacks
Replies: 9
Views: 2229

Re: egg attacks

In the past I have had a crows take eggs. As I could not work out where the eggs were going because there was no signs in the nestbox I set up a camcorder and I have film of a crow flying in through the pop hole and flying off with the hens egg in its beak. I use Grandpas feeds so that no vermin can...

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