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by Shadrach
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Youth Values
Replies: 36
Views: 3277

Re: Youth Values

You might find this interesting Hen-Gen.
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/
by Shadrach
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: treating fox bites
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: treating fox bites

Check carefully for any further breaks to the skin. There is a product called Chlorhexedine for treating such wounds. Many vets use it. You can buy it in spray, or drop form at most chemists. Chlorhexedine needs to be in contact with the wound for about 20 seconds to be fully effective. I would trea...
by Shadrach
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Youth Values
Replies: 36
Views: 3277

Re: Youth Values

You'll need to engage your sense of humour for this but I think the gay revolution is great.
It could be the answer to world over population. ;)
Not a fan of any sort of racism.
by Shadrach
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Pullet eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Pullet eggs

Such a shame the whole business in my opinion. Statistically the hatch ratio of males to females is 50/50. The jungle fowl, all four varieties I believe, live in small family groups, much like humans and many other creatures. A common arrangement is one senior rooster, his hen and possibly their off...
by Shadrach
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Red mite help
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Red mite help

Hello henboy. Large wooden coops are a problem, especially if built with planks or tongue and groove. Red mite don't live on chickens so this means they are in your coop. To date I have seen no scientific evidence that DE or any other 'natural' method often espoused on the Internet actually worked t...
by Shadrach
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Is it Me?
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Is it Me?

Yes unfortunately. It has allowed particular groups of people treat others with complete disregard as long as everyone is jolly nice about it. :roll:
I hate it. One of the refreshing things about where I live (Catalonia) is while not exactly rude, the people are refreshingly direct.
by Shadrach
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Lulu the Terrible
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Lulu the Terrible

I don't blame Lulu for looking daggers at you. I would certainly have something to say if you stole my dinner from me. ;)
by Shadrach
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: soft shells
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: soft shells

I agree with those above. LadyA's idea of a roll away nest box usually works.
Are the eggs that important?
Could you be around enough to collect the eggs straight after laying?
by Shadrach
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Advice please for new rescues
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Advice please for new rescues

Good for you for taking in rescue hens. There are a few things you need to know. Most battery hens will have been inoculated for various diseases. However, you should be aware that coccidia in particular comes in a number of strains and your hens may have no resistance to the strain in your garden. ...
by Shadrach
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is heartening
Replies: 55
Views: 4750

Re: This is heartening

Unfortunately Rick, UK broiler chickens only live for 5 ½ weeks (export vet told me), basically sitting near a feeder and drinker because moving too much will result in broken leg bones- the body weight growth exceeds the skeleton growth. I drove past ours yesterday to see them flying about and dus...

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