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by Shadrach
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Photos of Chickens
Topic: New Exbatts
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: New Exbatts

I was wondering how your Ex Batts were doing @dinosaw?
by Shadrach
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feather pecking
Replies: 38
Views: 1092

Re: Feather pecking

Feather pecking is often a sign of boredom and/or lack of protein. I don't know which part of the globe you live in but it's -3C here and all the chicken tribes are out and about. If you're in the UK then you've got the brid flu restrictions to deal with. Unfortunatley the people that dream up these...
by Shadrach
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Scale ridges on toes?
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Scale ridges on toes?

There seems to be a genetic predisposition to Scaly Leg Mite. I have 3 in one tribe here that suffer badly from it while the rest seem unaffected. I've found a mixture of Betadine and Vaseline works well; 25% Betadine and 75% Vaseline. You need to smother the legs, or in your case toes, in it. A lig...
by Shadrach
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Moulting!
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Moulting!

Wow Shadrach, you've hit all the nails on the head there! Problem with Brits is they think they know better than anyone else and soon they will learn otherwise. In the meantime we have chickens in the house as well- Winnie has 10 ½ years, is moulting in a most peculiar manner and feels the cold, so...
by Shadrach
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feed
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Feed

Does your all flock feed give a value for calcium content Sandrach? It would be interesting to know. I dont think I've seen it at my local supplier but haven't particularly looked. It does. This is what is on the bags of feed and further details are on the suppliers website. P8141721.JPG P8141721.J...
by Shadrach
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Moulting!
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Moulting!

Shadrach!!!!! That's really not a good idea, not to mention completely illegal! You should NEVER feed meat to chickens. Insects that they find for themselves or mice that they catch are one thing, but you should never feed them meat. You are quite right icemaiden. I consider myself suitably chastiz...
by Shadrach
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Moulting!
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Moulting!

Hello Seewaters. Yes, going off their usual feed is normal. It can be quite concerning. It seems from observing the free range chickens here and reading other peoples accounts of their moulting hens that during moult there are nutriants the chickens beleive they need that are not supplied in the maj...
by Shadrach
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feed
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Feed

I agree that supplying a hen regulated calcium top up is very easy and they would easily regulate it themselves if the feed was a bit low in calcium for the layers. I must admit, I rely a little too much (possibly, maybe) on scratch, cabbage and the odd tomato etc for run entertainment because mine...
by Shadrach
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What are they gawking at?
Replies: 33
Views: 1266

Re: What are they gawking at?

I wasn't even close! :lol:
by Shadrach
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Feed
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Feed

Perhaps even more important than nursing cockerels into old age is knowing what is in whatever you do choose to feed your flock, and where the ingredients have come from. We all keep our flocks largely so we can know that our food is healthy and better than commercially produced eggs and meat, so t...

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