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by dinosaw
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Airedale and Chickens
Replies: 15
Views: 3266

Re: Airedale and Chickens

Thanks for your replies,gives me food for thought, I'll continue with the socialisation and see how far i can get with it then. 'Surely you can let them out a bit when the dog is safely indoors? - and then let her have her run in the garden when they're back in their run?' Your quite right Marigold,...
by dinosaw
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Airedale and Chickens
Replies: 15
Views: 3266

Airedale and Chickens

Have just added the most adorable little airedale pup (Tuppence) to the family (well littleish she's already 6kg!!). I took her down to the run yesterday, very comical with the chickens puffing themselves up to the max when she approached on the lead, later I took her into the run in my arms and tod...
by dinosaw
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: 1 Hen picking on another?
Replies: 15
Views: 2239

Re: 1 Hen picking on another?

Cuwiar and Katy theres some photos of chicken spectacles here:

http://milkweedandteasel.blogspot.com/2 ... icken.html

And you can buy them from here:

http://www.ascott-dairy.co.uk/acatalog/ ... cking.html

Not sure what to make of them.
by dinosaw
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert
Replies: 17
Views: 3941

Re: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert

Could be, or it could be the mite killing powers of your nephew!! :)
by dinosaw
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert
Replies: 17
Views: 3941

Re: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert

Well despite what I said I have contacted Green Frog today about the risk from the perches and they came back very promptly to me with this reponse. 'Thanks for letting us know - it is very frustrating that the perches are manufactured with the gap in the end. Apparently, this is unavoidable, though...
by dinosaw
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert
Replies: 17
Views: 3941

Re: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert

Permethrin has a low toxicity profile with regards to mammals Chris, unless your a cat that is!, however I take your point, personally however I find it pereferable to diatom which can cause silicosis, particularly hazardous if you are as slapdash as I am, if I had a pound for the number of times I ...
by dinosaw
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert
Replies: 17
Views: 3941

Re: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert

You will need something small that will fit into the hole, for little jobs like that i normally double fold a small piece of card, then using a small dollop of your sealant, pva glue or resin just scrape down the inside of the pin hole and it should fill in the gap on the inside.
by dinosaw
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert
Replies: 17
Views: 3941

Re: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert

Marigold, the thought hadn't occurred to me as I knocked up new perches in half an hour using wood I already had. You will find that they will advise you to seal the slits with vaseline on a rolling basis or with epoxy resin as Chris suggested for a permanent fix, the chances of getting a new perch ...
by dinosaw
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert
Replies: 17
Views: 3941

Red Mite in Green Frog - Update/Perch Alert

Just thought i would post an update on how I got on with the red mite in my green frog now that it's been a bit over three weeks, sorry if it's a bit long. The manufacturers of plastic coops never claim that you won't get red mite in them, but one of their major selling points is that if you do it i...
by dinosaw
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Chicken Feed
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: Chicken Feed

I use Marriages feeds, the chickens like them and they are well regarded generally, i'm paying £8.90 for 20kg of layers pellets.

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