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by dinosaw
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Is it wise to mix bantam breeds?
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Is it wise to mix bantam breeds?

Never had a problem with cardboard boxes, in fact have always felt that because it goes dark in there when you shut the lid it calms them down. Obviously you only go two birds to a box and make sure there are plenty of air holes.
by dinosaw
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Bantam breed recommendations please?
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: Bantam breed recommendations please?

It all a matter of opinion B=B, but looking at how you have described your situation and what you are looking to get out of your birds I would say that your instinct of getting bantams is the correct one. Bantams require less space, less feed and a smaller house and you can get virtually every breed...
by dinosaw
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Storm Caroline
Replies: 44
Views: 4965

Re: Storm Caroline

A friend of mine once worked on a contract installing DC power systems in Siberia, that was particularly grim apparently. It must have been as Mrs Dinosaw once did a trip to Moscow in November for work and that was the coldest she had ever felt.
by dinosaw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Storm Caroline
Replies: 44
Views: 4965

Re: Storm Caroline

Saw this comment in the Bucks Free Press yesterday pertaining to the snow. "Having been unable to reach West Wycombe Road from Desborough Park Road, I was offered the choice of paying a quartet of men £6.00 for a push fifty or so meters to the brow. Who said community spirit was dead?" What made the...
by dinosaw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Storm Caroline
Replies: 44
Views: 4965

Re: Storm Caroline

10p for a bag of chips in Newcastle in 1984, £1.50 to get into the football. Cheapest ticket is £33 now apparently, so chips are quite reasonable in comparison. Tells us that the price of chips multiplies roughly 10 fold every 30 years.
by dinosaw
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Storm Caroline
Replies: 44
Views: 4965

Re: Storm Caroline

Marigold, I hope you washed your hands before eating your chips!!!! I'm shocked!!, shocked at you Valerie Butterley :o :lol: You ought to write some memoirs Marigold, I would certainly buy them, it's fascinating stuff. When you wrote about your first posting as a teacher it conjured up pictures of ...
by dinosaw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: chicktec egg wash
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: chicktec egg wash

Depends what you are keeping your chickens for, the farmer will top his at 72 weeks and get a new batch in so he won't care about fatty livers etc because his chickens will be gone before that develops. If you wan't your chickens to last longer then just keep them on layers. Doubt the spray actually...
by dinosaw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: chicktec egg wash
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: chicktec egg wash

You want to cut the maize out completely Steven. Like I said they will be fine just on layers but if you are really desperate to give them something then give them some scrambled egg or hard boiled egg chopped up. I think you said you had 15 chickens, so 3 eggs per day and no more than that would gi...
by dinosaw
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: chicktec egg wash
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: chicktec egg wash

You can put some extra protein into their diet to help them out but don't overdo it though. Now you've removed the culprits they ought to be fine with just their layers feed.
by dinosaw
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: chicktec egg wash
Replies: 39
Views: 5534

Re: chicktec egg wash

Try seperating one of your birds from the others but keep them in view of their mates. If the feathers grow back then you know for sure you have a pecking problem. You can then start to narrow down who the culprit is by separating different groups but depending on the amount of space they have then ...

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