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by BabyBantam
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Maraks - info please
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Maraks - info please

Hi, I'm after some info about Maraks - I recently lost a bird (possibly 2) to this dreadful disease and the vet advised me not to restock until I had an empty coop due to re-infection/carriers etc. (Hoping this won't be for a long time as I've still got 3 healthy birds). I was also told to rest the ...
by BabyBantam
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Feeding mash, any tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2867

Re: Feeding mash, any tips?

Can you hang your feeder on a bit of wire strung between 2 posts. You could use a aluminium quiche tray (and eat the quiche) to keep it dry? Just an idea :)
by BabyBantam
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Feeding mash, any tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 2867

Re: Feeding mash, any tips?

I've found that if you wet the mash slightly so it clumps, they're then less able to pick & choose & has also helped with the amount of waste. You do need to be careful of 'spoiling' it though. Whatever I've tried, just had to get used to more waste when using mash. A dustpan and brush has become a ...
by BabyBantam
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: pale face little bantam
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

Re: pale face little bantam

Hello, not sure if this helps, or is misleading, but my pekins look like traffic lights some days :) Their faces go from pale to pink to red & back again over the course of a day. I've only had chooks since April & was terribly worried about it at first, now think it's normal!
by BabyBantam
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: coughs and sneezles
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: coughs and sneezles

Hi, reading this with interest - one of my pekins is sneezing.... she doesn't seem to have any sort of wheeze or rattle when I listen to her breathing, nor does she seem 'snotty', but I have been hearing a little sneeze regularly this weekend. Having read the above on housing not being damp - Their ...
by BabyBantam
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Nest box size for Pekins?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Nest box size for Pekins?

My pekins are happy laying in the large nest box area (just settle in the corner) provided in my 'forsham' ark, but do seem to really like a shallow but wide topped flower pot I added into the ustairs for interest with all the wet weather. I sometimes find them all fighting over it!
by BabyBantam
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: heavy moult
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: heavy moult

Thanks all, I'll stear clear of pet food from now on - although in response to the chicken content, my chooks seem happy enough pecking each other & eating the occasional feather to be cannibals :~
by BabyBantam
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: heavy moult
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: heavy moult

I heard that cat food was a good addative to the diet when moulting (for protein). I gave my girls half a tin of food recently & I've never seen them move so fast when running off with a massive chunk in their beak to consume in a corner of the run. VERY funny to watch, but have I been misinformed?
by BabyBantam
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Introducing new hens
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Introducing new hens

Hi, Not sure about disease, but I introduced 2 hens to my 3 a couple of months ago & had no problems. I cleaned the ark out the morning I picked up the new birds & dowsed everything including the birds in louse powder. I then dropped the 2 new birds into the ark nest box once it was totally dark (ab...
by BabyBantam
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Chickens fading and dying - Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 4467

Re: Chickens fading and dying - Help!

Sadly, Blondie didn't make it & an autopsy reveals tumors poor thing, so either Maraks or Avian Leukosis it seems - not got results back yet, so nothing certain and only something to be confirmed in a lab. Just got to keep my fingers crossed for the remaining..... As to the meal worms, I thought the...

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