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by elmwood
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: POSS OUTBREAK OF NORTHERN FOWL MITE??
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: POSS OUTBREAK OF NORTHERN FOWL MITE??

Hi Chris, Glad to hear Basil is doing well ........ sadly our girls have a new re-infestation. When wiping their ears with frontline dipped cotton buds on sat for the ear mites thought I 'd give them another thorough onceover. Their vent areas were healing nicely and more importantly free from mites...
by elmwood
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: POSS OUTBREAK OF NORTHERN FOWL MITE??
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: POSS OUTBREAK OF NORTHERN FOWL MITE??

Hi Chris, Many thanks for your support and advice........Think I needed to hear I was actually going down the right path and doing the right thing by them all. Will be applying ear buds dipped in frontline to their ears today, Thankyou. Did use frontlined buds to wipe over their combs earlier in the...
by elmwood
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: POSS OUTBREAK OF NORTHERN FOWL MITE??
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

POSS OUTBREAK OF NORTHERN FOWL MITE??

Hi, All 5 of my birds appear to be infested with northern Fowl Mite. After a phone consultation with the vet, it was suggested it was red mite. Due to the nature of the symptoms I have decided to treat for NFM as there are too many similarities for it to be red mite. My pekin cockerel was affected t...
by elmwood
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Moulting & Laying?
Replies: 22
Views: 2965

Re: Moulting & Laying?

Oh dear. I thought I was doing the right thing! Elmwood's post above states that he/she gives his/her hens mealworms, tuna, cat food, Ready Brek, sunflower hearts etc. to aid with providing protein during the moult. Could I go on giving my hens some of these "treats" but less often and in smaller q...
by elmwood
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Showing Chickens
Topic: SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 17326

Re: SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL 2013

Oh my dear, that's sounds really painful, must have been some nasty accident. Here's hoping you are up and about soon, and that your lovely birds help with the recovery. Take care, Sharron x
by elmwood
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Moulting & Laying?
Replies: 22
Views: 2965

Re: Moulting & Laying?

Hi, Can only give you advice from my own experience with banties. Mine have been in various degrees of a moult now for over 6 weeks. Two of my 4 birds have had 2 moults. The sablepoot has had the most major moult I have ever seen- practically bald. Took her approx 6-8 weeks to completely regrow her ...
by elmwood
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Photos of Chickens
Topic: MORE NATIONAL 2013 PHOTOS
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

MORE NATIONAL 2013 PHOTOS

a few more photos alongside the ones posted in the "show" section.... photo 6.jpg photo 5.jpg photo 3.jpg photo 2.jpg photos 1.jpg K 4336 FIRST.jpg GOOSE 1.jpg 4467 1.jpg 4456 2.jpg 4447.jpg 4412.jpg 4408.jpg 4336 PEN.JPG 4287.JPG 3919 1.jpg forum resized 2.jpg
by elmwood
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Showing Chickens
Topic: SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 17326

Re: SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL 2013

Great photos elmwood. That 'best white' hen is the whitest white I have ever seen! Perhaps she has a future career in washing powder commercials? "whiter than DAZ!!" She is an absolute stunner in the flesh as it were, and so small n compact. I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to her adoring...
by elmwood
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Showing Chickens
Topic: SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 17326

Re: SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL 2013

We would Like to know where your PIGLET was and your other adorable feathered babies FOXY?? Will you be showing at the Fed.........
by elmwood
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Showing Chickens
Topic: SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 17326

SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE NATIONAL 2013

Hi, thought I would share with all the chicken keepers on here some of the wonderful birds which deservedly won in the National. I tended to take pics of the birds which are of personal interest to me.........Have provided pen numbers but no names were on cards. Birds posted in no particular order. ...

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