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by rick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Advice please for new rescues
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Advice please for new rescues

I think you just have to keep putting her where she needs to be and very likely it will just get easier as the weeks go by. Often there is a bit of an odd one out to some degree or the other. Anti-peck spray has to be used with some caution and best used just where it is needed i.e. in the area of a...
by rick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Lulu the Terrible
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Lulu the Terrible

Just had a funny episode in the run this afternoon. They had been out in the garden (next doors garden actually while I was digging out the last bit of foundations.) I was about to pour concrete so called them all back in with some mealworms. A couple of minutes after closing the door there was a lo...
by rick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is heartening
Replies: 55
Views: 4750

Re: This is heartening

38 in Birmingham but spent the day in air con office (with a fan.) Was a bit worried about the dog and chickens at home but they were fine - panting a bit. I've put a USB fan in the roost tonight to move the air around. The train limped into Leamington station this evening. Was meant to go on to Mar...
by rick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is heartening
Replies: 55
Views: 4750

Re: This is heartening

I would have to google lollorosso to know what it was - can you have a lager and lollorosso with an umbrella maybe?
Ah! I suspected it might be a lettuce - that might work though! :)
by rick
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is heartening
Replies: 55
Views: 4750

Re: This is heartening

yude tamago anyone? Obviously not as a snack - woe betide anyone peeling it in the street and dropping any shell!
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by rick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Advice please for new rescues
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Advice please for new rescues

Fantastic! Time to adjust and get to know each other as above (although they are from the same place it was so big its almost certainly like meeting for the first time.) I find small temporary screens, open at both ends, with feeders and water on opposite sides very useful - a small screen sort of d...
by rick
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Linseed oil for internal painting of coops ?
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Linseed oil for internal painting of coops ?

Diatomaceous earth looks similar to lime. Hydrated lime is truly horrendous stuff to breath in. (I'm sure you meant DE Dorkings.)
If you have a steam cleaner that is perfect - it gets everywhere easily and will obliterate the lot with just water.
by rick
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is heartening
Replies: 55
Views: 4750

Re: This is heartening

Couldn't agree more all round. But we are an unusual bunch! (on the cutting edge of chicken welfare.) The numbers always send me reeling - 1 billion broilers in the supply chain, living for 10 weeks maybe? so something like 4 or 5 billion a year going through. What will be annoying is the inevitable...
by rick
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: This is heartening
Replies: 55
Views: 4750

This is heartening

RSPCA reports KFC signing up - "We're 'thrilled' as KFC commits to improving chicken welfare" https://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/latest/blogs/details/-/articleName/rspca-thrilled-as-kfc-commits-to-improving-chicken-welfare?utm_source=Buzz&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news_text&utm_campaign=Buzz%20Jul...
by rick
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 59
Views: 6242

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

But I don't think anyone other than industry use an Mg vaccine (under licence.)(and I can only see reference to use in the USA) https://www.msdvetmanual.com/poultry/mycoplasmosis/mycoplasma-gallisepticum-infection-in-poultry The vaccinated birds become carriers but that's OK because they will never ...

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