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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: 7345

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: 3575

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: 3575

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: 1687

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: 1179

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...
by rick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Dustbath question
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: Dustbath question

Personally, I use just top soil and give it a light spray of water while watering the plants to keep it off being totally dry. They seem to prefer it that way - as it would be generally in a flower bed. I gave mine a slice of melon for the first time ever the other day and they looked at it like it ...
by rick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?
Replies: 59
Views: 7345

Re: Poorly Peckford - Any ideas please?

You could take his temperature Sandrine. Its easy enough with a common digital thermometer. That will tell you if there is an internal infection (typically peritonitis - not always related to eggs.) An infection can paralyse the gizzard and make for what seems to be an impacted crop just because foo...
by rick
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What can we do?
Replies: 44
Views: 3575

Re: What can we do?

Just out of interest, how much electricity do you all use per day? About 7KWh on a Brum work day (out of the house for 9 hours ish) and 10KWh at weekends and working at home Been running a cement mixer lately on those days but also that's when cooking on the electric mostly takes place I suppose. I...
by rick
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What can we do?
Replies: 44
Views: 3575

Re: What can we do?

Well there you go 127% - and it was flying that did it. I think its percentage of the carbon target. Mine was smaller than UK average but still, obviously, too big. Well its the Olympics in Tokyo next year so it would be way to expensive anyway! After that I'll have to go by pushbike! Screenshot fro...
by rick
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: What can we do?
Replies: 44
Views: 3575

Re: What can we do?

Its fairly easy for one image Sandrach - more are possible but you have to be quick with the send button as the uploaded files (more than one) seem to time out. You have to use the full editor and then, below the post, select the attachments tab. You 'add files' and then 'place them inline'. The edi...

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