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by Philcott
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: P.O.L information needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Re: P.O.L information needed!

Darkbrowneggs,.. thank you for that advice, it's very interesting this keeping chickens,.. I have just seen a pic of a Brahma and the owner says he is a cockrel,.. but he has no wattles or comb.. I am confused?? :geek: Tally Brahma girls and boys feather up very differently when they are chicks. I ...
by Philcott
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: What age to worm growers?
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: What age to worm growers?

Don't know if it is right or wrong, but I start worming my birds at about POL regardless of the condition of the run. Your's being 16 weeks, could do no harm I wouldn't have thought. Perhaps have a chat with the feed companies that supply the worming pellets? They might have a notion.
by Philcott
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Exporting Chickens
Replies: 81
Views: 15932

Re: Exporting Chickens

Been reading this with interest Chris - yes I know I haven't been posting, but I have been trying to keep up! :D Was just wondering - you say your birds fight and you are worried about it happening on route. I too have a problem with my boys fighting when they are at home, but I regularly take them ...
by Philcott
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: Third fox strike in 7 months.
Replies: 65
Views: 9942

Re: Third fox strike in 7 months.

Only just caught up with thread Chris, so sorry!
by Philcott
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Cream Legbar x ?? - help!
Replies: 10
Views: 2076

Re: Cream Legbar x ?? - help!

i would say 50% cream lagbar 50% wyandotte, i may be wrong but comb and slightly yellow legs??? It's what I would go with too - just as an aside, all the autosexing males which are 'partridge' or 'wild' type colouring are very similar both in colouring and at first glance looks. The CL carries a ba...
by Philcott
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: How can we increase humidity for hatching for free rangers
Replies: 7
Views: 2916

Re: How can we increase humidity for hatching for free range

Am wondering if water on the soil underneath the nest itself isn't the way to go. You don't say what they are nesting on, but if the ground is damp underneath the nest then that would raise the humidity. Just a thought and I could be totally wrong! :)
by Philcott
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Fox and rodent anti-dig protection - advice please
Replies: 18
Views: 3854

Re: Fox and rodent anti-dig protection - advice please

I've got a poultry palace - best coop on the place! It's been in continuous use for the last 8 years and is now in the process of being repaired and minor adaptations made. I found it difficult to get the birds out of the top section when I wanted to dust them etc. (usually done at night) so discard...
by Philcott
Fri May 25, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: leaving coops open
Replies: 14
Views: 2411

Re: leaving coops open

Very reluctantly, now that the weather has become a lot warmer, I do leave my popholes open as well as the main doors of the coop. (sheds) They have a mesh door in the opening. A lot of my pens are just three sided fence panels with mesh fronts and roofs, so a determined fox could get in once he got...
by Philcott
Fri May 25, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Recipes

I will happily share mine! :D Come Autumn I start giving my birds hot mash - it's made from layers mash, a handful of horsey grass nuts, cod liver oil, grit and boiling water. Mix it all up and plop it in their dish. Only mix up enough that they can consume in about 15 mins, as it goes sour quite qu...
by Philcott
Thu May 17, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: mareks information
Replies: 14
Views: 2404

Re: mareks information

Agree with Chris on this one. Though some birds are naturally resistant to Mareks and don't seem to come down with it in spite of being alongside others that have had it.

Sorry you lost your girl. Very sad.

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