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by Philcott
Tue May 15, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: A Beginners Guide....
Replies: 27
Views: 50329

Re: A Beginners Guide....

BabyBantam wrote:Thanks Philcott - I've still got L plates on ;)
Don't worry - where chickens are concerned we've all still got them on! :-)17
by Philcott
Mon May 14, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: hello from cambridge
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: hello from cambridge

Hullo and welcome Penny! :)
by Philcott
Mon May 14, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: A Beginners Guide....
Replies: 27
Views: 50329

Re: A Beginners Guide....

Ivermectin/Eprinex are similar and your vet will give you a script if you ask nicely. Ivermectin/Eprinex is also a good wormer.

Frontline is different from the first mentioned.
by Philcott
Mon May 14, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: new eggs new strain
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

Re: new eggs new strain

good luck with this lot!
by Philcott
Thu May 03, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: My broody girl on Philcotts eggs!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2560

Re: My broody girl on Philcotts eggs!!!

Bev - that pic looks as though there are two boys in there. Can't quite see - the two lighter coloured ones in the middle.
by Philcott
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Mixing birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Mixing birds?

Cochins are usually so laid back they are almost horizontal! My LF do mix with my bantams with no problem (apart from trying to tread them! :-)07 ) but would agree with the post above, only in a large run so there is room for the littlies to get away if necessary. Those cochins can run very, very fa...
by Philcott
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Pests & Predators
Topic: red top fly catchers
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: red top fly catchers

I use red top fly catchers as well as the 'cheap and cheerful' ones. They work, and work well! I've got them hung up around and about the place as we live close to commercially reared pigs, as well as having folk on either side with geese and chickens. They stink to high heaven, so try and keep them...
by Philcott
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Chicks Dying after 2 days!! help!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4524

Re: Chicks Dying after 2 days!! help!!!

I too would rule out cocci - think it's got a five day incubation period. No idea otherwise though - sorry.
by Philcott
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Another cannibal
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

Re: Another cannibal

Perhaps different types fade to different colours? I've not had that problem - all mine have stayed purple, albeit a 'lighter shade of pale' . Can't remember what brand I used, as I am now using something that goes bright blue when sprayed on! (bought in the EU and not available here)
by Philcott
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Another cannibal
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

Re: Another cannibal

Chris - I use purple spray on any cuts and red bits - it's the stuff the horsey people use for cuts etc. It covers the red well and usually stops the others from pecking at sores etc.

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