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by rick
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Walk In Run Rain\Wind Protection
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Walk In Run Rain\Wind Protection

Superb! I think you will need a box frame to go around the dust bath to contain it and keep the chip out. Something like 2x4 or 5" plank should do it (similar height as the kick boards) and they will also use it for a daytime perch.
by rick
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 643
Views: 18165

Re: Coronavirus

Grim is the word!
Funnily I just chanced on this from the Irish Times:
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-sty ... obal-en-GB
by rick
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 396
Views: 30228

Re: nature notes

I popped over to Cubbington today. They haven't really got started on the tree removal, just a bit of clearing around each end of what will be the line's entrance and exit through the wood. It will slice off a triangle from one side that is about 1/5 of the area of the woodland involving, at a guess...
by rick
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: The eggs are diminishing
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: The eggs are diminishing

There seems no logic to it! Pom is still off lay, about half way through her moult and spending a lot of time in the dust bash (presumably to remove feather sheaths?) Mo and Lulu are still laying and I suspect they will wait until its -5 and an icy wind is blowing to moult. Pom is the sensible one!
by rick
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 396
Views: 30228

Re: nature notes

Cubbington is just a couple of miles away. I suspect that the first and second photo are not taken from the same spot and the route has ploughed through the north east of the wood. I'm not looking forward to going and seeing what has happened but I think I should.
by rick
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Dodgy drinkers; supplier won't replace them
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Dodgy drinkers; supplier won't replace them

This is the best one I've had because it has minimal difficult places to scrub. The bottom latches to the top easily. If you latch them all the way until they click then they can be difficult to separate again but I never do twist it that far because it wouldn't come undone in use anyway.. It came f...
by rick
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Tape worm
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Tape worm

That worked a treat! Linden, of course, spent most of the time offering the bread to the others. He did get some though.
by rick
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Regrets
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Regrets

Chickens are fickle creatures - sometimes they love a well chosen coop. Its cosy! Like you Mrs Biscuit, my biggest regret was not closing the door properly but thinking of some super free range set ups and the risk that comes with it - its all what a chicken might choose.
by rick
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Tape worm
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Tape worm

How do you give it Chris? The bottle says 1.5ml per bird but in water - seems very much like guesswork. Do you mix it with bread or food as given as the option? Its a concoction of herbal stuff so I guess it isn't too prescriptive but I wonder if its better given on a treat where, at least, an amoun...
by rick
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: RIP Miss Muffet
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: RIP Miss Muffet

Its the timber frame that's the most work and its easier, of coarse, to make a low run 4m x 2m with a sloping roof than it is for a 3 x 3 that is walk in, Once you have a good frame then putting a light corrugated roof on it is no more trouble or expense (give or take a little) than supporting mesh....

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