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by Tim
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Small black jumping flies
Replies: 14
Views: 2497

Re: Small black jumping flies

Yes I agree with Rick, these don’t sound like red mite because they don’t fly or hop. They just crawl. But I would say there are also red mite in there if you are squishing mites and seeing blood... Any sort of fly shouldn’t be a problem to them. You can get flies being attracted by droppings in war...
by Tim
Thu May 31, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Small black jumping flies
Replies: 14
Views: 2497

Re: Small black jumping flies

How big are they? Are they flies or small (1mm or less) mites? I would suggest they are more likely to be red mite if they are in the coop. Check the cracks, ends of perches and at night, wipe the underside of their perch with a tissue, looking for red blood stains. Tim Sent from my iPhone using Tap...
by Tim
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: New Articles for Jan / Feb 2016 coming up.
Replies: 0
Views: 1182

New Articles for Jan / Feb 2016 coming up.

Hi all, I wanted to share our publishing schedule for poultrykeeper.com for the next couple of months. I've got the following ready to publish. There may be a few others slotted in if time allows. January 3rd: Success Breeding Chickens - Prepotent Males by poultry genetics expert Grant Brereton. 10t...
by Tim
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Brilliant new, upgraded Poultrykeeper site!
Replies: 9
Views: 4230

Re: Brilliant new, upgraded Poultrykeeper site!

Oops sorry I've only just seen this :oops: Thank you all for the positive comments. They are appreciated :-) It took 6 months to redesign the pk site,then another 3 to get all the bugs out...quite a few days of wondering whether I had bitten off more than I could chew. I'm very pleased with the resu...
by Tim
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feathers Being Eaten - Mite?
Replies: 9
Views: 1989

Re: Feathers Being Eaten - Mite?

It looks like the free image host Billy was using was serving up inappropriate adverts. I have therefore removed the link to the images and attached them to the message instead - this way we don't get to see the ladies ;) As for the problem - this looks like Depluming Mite. Birds will destroy their ...
by Tim
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: First contact
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: First contact

Hello Antonis,

Welcome to the forum, I hope you have fun and can share some of your experiences with us too :-)
by Tim
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: new member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Re: new member introduction

Thanks for the kind comments Ian :-)

Tim
by Tim
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Pekin cockerel's neck going bald
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Pekin cockerel's neck going bald

Ivermectin isn't licensed either... although it is in some countries and most poultry vets will prescribe it for external parasite problems. It's generally regarded as pretty safe. Chickenvet have suggested it in their articles and it's often used on other birds such as pigeons that can suffer from ...
by Tim
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Duck Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Duck Eggs

Rouen ducks aren't good sitters. I would use an incubator to finish off the eggs or try to confine her a little by putting something in the way so she can't move next location again and see if she will stay put.

Tim
by Tim
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: National Poultry Show
Replies: 8
Views: 3118

Re: National Poultry Show

Saturday is the longer day but if you're interested in the winners, Sunday has Champions row. Boxing of birds is fairly early (perhaps 3pm?) so get there early if you go on Sunday. This year, they are doing the presentations on Saturday night at the dinner. There are some trade stands - not huge amo...

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