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by dinosaw
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: chicken coop
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: chicken coop

The folks at flytesofancy reckon they can live for 8 months between feeds but don't mention how long the eggs can last. http://www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/Red_Mite_in_Chicken_Houses.html However I agree that it's not worth taking the risk,the above link mentions some other products you coul...
by dinosaw
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: roofing a large run
Replies: 12
Views: 3091

Re: roofing a large run

If it keeps your coops dry then thats all that matters :-)17
by dinosaw
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: roofing a large run
Replies: 12
Views: 3091

Re: roofing a large run

You will find that using a tarp or similar material on anything less than a 15 degree roof pitch will result in puddles forming, on a flat roof this will generally be in the area between your beams in the centre of the run. I suppose there are a few ways you could go. Now you could tarp your roof, s...
by dinosaw
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Soft shell egg layed whilst roosting
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Soft shell egg layed whilst roosting

Hello Chuck and Chris, luckily the eggs have shown no sign of being nibbled at and like you say I've cleared them away first thing. Interesting what you say Chris about intruders as the first two soft shells occured when introducing new birds to the flock (she went ape) and this latest one when I ha...
by dinosaw
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Soft shell egg layed whilst roosting
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Soft shell egg layed whilst roosting

Hi Marigold

Thankyou for your reply, she is only 25 weeks old so hopefully as you say she will settle down with time.
by dinosaw
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Soft shell egg layed whilst roosting
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Soft shell egg layed whilst roosting

This is my first post on this forum so hello to everyone :-)99 I was wondering what you all make of this: One of my goldlines layed a soft shelled egg whilst roosting last night, it was there under her perch at 5.30am this morning. This is the third time she has done this in 6 weeks and each time sh...

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