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by BabyBantam
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Baby wobbly on feet
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Baby wobbly on feet

Don't feel like I ever come on here for good news :( Got home from work and my girl who I nursed through her sore bottom seemed to be stumbling, waving her head strangely and wobbled off her feet a couple of times. Only got home just before dark, so she's now tucked up in a nest of straw in the spar...
by BabyBantam
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Head snaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Head snaking

Mine do this when eyeing up a tasty flower in a pot & trying to figure out how to get to it - I agree, exploring or making mischief :)
by BabyBantam
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Cold weather - straw in house
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Cold weather - straw in house

Sue, I have an ark - long thin upstairs rather than tall or wide floor area. When I know the temp is going to fall below -1 and baring in mind my 3 bantams are the size of 1 hen once cuddled up for the night, I fill half the upstairs at one end with straw from floor to ceiling (in effect halving the...
by BabyBantam
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: would this work for puddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Re: would this work for puddles

good soil then :D:D:D
by BabyBantam
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: would this work for puddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Re: would this work for puddles

Do you know if the ground is clay based or sand? It might be that you are compressing the ground with your feet and constant walking in that area so causing the problem? You could try regularly pushing a gardening fork into the ground in the problem spots and 'wiggling' it around to loosen the surfa...
by BabyBantam
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: would this work for puddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Re: would this work for puddles

Not sure if the chooks would dig it up, but another option would be to dig a trench, fill half of it with gravel or something similar, then put the soil over the top again. It's used as a way of creating drainage in problem areas within gardening circles, as the water should drain into the gravel be...
by BabyBantam
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Mustard Poo
Replies: 24
Views: 3918

Re: Mustard Poo

Final update...... :) :) :) The scab dropped off completely today, she's eating like a horse and I couldn't have done it without you all (thank god for forums and all your help). She's still raw and sore, but a few more days of sudafed and care will see everything back as it should be. After losing ...
by BabyBantam
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Photos of Chickens
Topic: First chicks of the year!
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: First chicks of the year!

Amazingly sweet :) Have they got names yet?
by BabyBantam
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Mustard Poo
Replies: 24
Views: 3918

Re: Mustard Poo

Thank you :) The poos are very small, but looking a lot more like normal ones. Foxy advised ACV in the water, so off I went to goggle at the different versions and prices in various supermarket/petshops :D. I've added it to their water today (gosh it pongs) and for the first time in a few days, she ...
by BabyBantam
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Mustard Poo
Replies: 24
Views: 3918

Re: Mustard Poo

Saturday update (incase anyone else will find this useful info or finds the same issue) This is state of play before Blackies 2nd bath, she's still got a lot of 'mustard' round her vent, but doesn't smell nearly as bad. Doing tiny poos, but looking healthier poo sunday b4.jpg This is after the bath....

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