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by Philcott
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Ivermectin/Harkomectin
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

Re: Ivermectin/Harkomectin

Sorry for the delay in replying - it's Foxy you need to ask this question of, as I don't use DE/washing up liquid. I've tried DE but didn't find it of much use sadly - probably operator error! :D
by Philcott
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Ivermectin/Harkomectin
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

Re: Ivermectin/Harkomectin

I think the answer depends on exactly what/which brand of Ivermectin you are using. If it's the pigeon one, I have always dosed three drops for bantams, five drops for LF and done it once (withdrawal of eggs for 10 days) and then re-dosed them four or so months later. The use of Ivermectin shouldn't...
by Philcott
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Exporting Chickens
Replies: 81
Views: 15091

Re: Exporting Chickens

So pleased that the trip went without too much of a hassle for you. Yikes - your fuel consumption! Sounds like it was a real adventure - and one which I am sure you are glad is over! Take care, travel safe and look forward to your photos when you find time. Your brown leghorn babies are all grown up...
by Philcott
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Catching Chooks.
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Catching Chooks.

Even easier is to wait until dusk and they have gone too roost. Then just quietly pick them up and do what you have to do! No stress, no fuss. The worst thing you can do to a chicken is try and catch it when they don't want to be caught. And stress causes a depressed immune system, which in turn mea...
by Philcott
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Good luck and Bon Voyage Chrismahon!
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Good luck and Bon Voyage Chrismahon!

Ditto what Foxy said!
by Philcott
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Exporting Chickens
Replies: 81
Views: 15091

Re: Exporting Chickens

Good luck Chris - travel safe and look forward to hearing all about it when you get back! (Yes I know you won't read this before you get back - but it's the thought that counts! :D )
by Philcott
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Health precautions
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: Health precautions

I would suspect that they have been vaccinated already in that case. I would advise against mixing any unvaccinated stock should you decide to get any more chickens. Your birds will excrete various viruses for most of their lives, consequently infecting any new stock. It's nothing to worry about and...
by Philcott
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: blood on Elsie's crop.
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: blood on Elsie's crop.

I would use the good old 'purple spray' on her cut. It disguises the red so that the other hens don't take an interest. I'm not sure of the correct name, but it is the one you buy in the horsey shops for use on horses! ;)
by Philcott
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Health precautions
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: Health precautions

Congrats on your new hens! It's going to be fun for you as well as a sharp learning curve! :) While Verm-x is a good tonic/preventative for birds, sadly it does not kill worms, so you will somewhere along the line need to get hold of either Flubenvet and mix it with your feed, or get the pellets tha...
by Philcott
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: silly question
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: silly question

Stalosan is used by the horsey folk, so any Country Store type equine shop should have it. Better to buy it in person, it's heavy stuff and your delivery costs could be high.

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