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by rick
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 59
Views: 6679

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Are chickens from small breeders vaccinated for mycoplasma Marigold? Mareks yes, but I don't see any mention of Mg vaccination out there other than in big industry. I think just a few birds have a weak resistance to the not usually pathogenic strains (for some reason) - like Betty who had it when I ...
by rick
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 59
Views: 6679

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

We need a <3 button on this forum (don't you think!) It seems a lot like the new hens brought an aggressive strain of mycoplasma in with them - unfortunately. I might be wrong - usually am! How many of your birds have shown no symptoms and sailed trough the troubles? (they are likely to be resistant...
by rick
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 59
Views: 6679

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Ooops!
by rick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 59
Views: 6679

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Glad to hear it all sounds so positive. Chickens have an incredible immune system (they need it) but are also very high performance in the respiratory department. All birds are (well most) with their air sacs, pump through lungs, hollow bones etc. It means that a respiratory infection can spread alm...
by rick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Ospreys 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6064

Re: Ospreys 2019

Thank goodness for these two lovely girls, helicoptering and just about to fledge.
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by rick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 59
Views: 6679

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

Wow! I don't think anyone will have seen that coming! His symptoms have been dire! Nothing special required - good quality layers pellets made into mash, some yogurt to help with healthy gut bacteria (they will have been totally wiped out), some cabbage, a bit of scrambled egg is always a good pick ...
by rick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What can we do?
Replies: 44
Views: 3374

Re: What can we do?

Yes, good point Chris. The reason we went for gas (over storage rads) in the first place was that it was cheaper. Also it occurs to me that the huge cost of upgrading everyone to electric is probably in the supply side - the boilers themselves look good for the individual (albeit the cost per kW.) T...
by rick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What can we do?
Replies: 44
Views: 3374

Re: What can we do?

Friends of ours built an ultra modern house - all solar, under floor heating etc. I helped char timber for the cladding, looked great but it was surprising how close to prototypes the systems were. I guess these houses tend to be personal, often very individual designs so nothing about the systems i...
by rick
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dustbath question
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Dustbath question

Ps. Rick - mine love melon. It's so interesting how different these birds' personalities can be. It's a comfort learning about them from members of this forum :D Anything they haven't seen before and most things they have with these CLBs. Legbars - ' This is it! The murderous plot that we always su...
by rick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Shadrach's stories and articles.
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

Re: Shadrach's stories and articles.

Its thought provoking! Water birds obviously do things a different way but then they don't roost on a branch! Only exception with the water is my little feather footed fella who occasionally has to paddle in flooded a dog crate tray for 10 mins as its the best way of softening up the muck balls stuc...

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