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by Sue
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Space issues
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Space issues

I've purchased a house and run combined from woodenart website. They are quite expensive, but I have seen one and they are very well made and will obviously last a long time. Not the usual flimsy wooden ones you see. I plan to have it on concrete and have hard wood chip in the run that can be change...
by Sue
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New arrivals
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: New arrivals

Thanks David. What should I do if it's only around lunchtime?
by Sue
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: New arrivals
Replies: 3
Views: 405

New arrivals

My first hens will be arriving in 3 weeks! I'm now getting a little nervous (also very excited!!) I was wondering whether all you experienced poultry keepers out there have any advice on what is the best way to introduce my pullets to their new home. I don't know what time of day I will be collectin...
by Sue
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Feeding

Thanks David, I was worried that they would expect it every day if I starting giving it to them, but if I just give them some corn occasionally then that won't become a problem. Perhaps I can use it to get them used to me and try feeding it from my hand if they're really keen on it.
by Sue
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Feeding

I will be getting my first hens in March and have been doing a lot of research. It seems that a lot of people feed pellets or mash in the morning and then give their birds corn in the afternoon. Is this the feeding regime that I should adopt? My hens will be POL when I get them. Should I start this ...
by Sue
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Pasturella in chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Pasturella in chickens

Thank you for your reply 'chicken vet'. I will be doing my best to prevent rats. They won't be able to get into the house or run, but I can't prevent them having access to the garden, where the hens will be roaming. I thought I read somewhere that there was a vaccination for Pasturella. Can you tell...
by Sue
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Pasturella in chickens
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Pasturella in chickens

I will be getting my first hens in March and I am a little concerned as I understand Pasturella can cause a problem for chickens. I used to keep rabbits and several of them had conditions related to Pasturella. My question is this - is Pasturella something that can be in a certain environment and if...
by Sue
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Dust bath
Replies: 9
Views: 4503

Dust bath

Can anyone tell me what is the best thing to use in a dustbath for chickens? Can I use chinchilla sand?
by Sue
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Worried about foxes
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Worried about foxes

I am due to have my henhouse and run delivered soon and my hens arrive a week later. Can the experienced members please tell me whether my hens will be safe from the fox if they are inside their wooden house and run. It is 19gauge weldmesh and good quality wood. The whole thing will be on a concrete...
by Sue
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Advice on chicken wire
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Advice on chicken wire

I'm only a beginner, but I understant that foxes can chew through chickenwire! I was advised that 1/2 x 1/2" 16 or 19 gauge weldmesh was the safest to use.

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