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by soufle
03 Sep 2014, 09:53
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: red mite , Elanco Elector
Replies: 5
Views: 4430

red mite , Elanco Elector

I cant find the original thread but I mentioned a few weeks back that I was going to try Elector to try and solve a recurring red mite problem. Well, I'm pretty certain it has worked well, peace prevaileth in the coops and girls are going to bed at the correct time instead of hovering about outside ...
by soufle
03 Sep 2014, 09:43
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: GM poultry feed in Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 3648

GM poultry feed in Germany

Ive been slated on this forum in the past by daring to raise the subject of GM poultry feed . At last one country has drawn the line and knows where it is going , will the UK wake up soon.? http://www.gmofreeglobal.org/en/news/post/german-supermarket-giants-demand-poultry-industry-returns-to-non-gmo...
by soufle
22 Aug 2014, 06:48
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: New chickens - 2 sneezing!
Replies: 14
Views: 4599

Re: New chickens - 2 sneezing!

http://www.chicken-house.co.uk/acatalog/Respite_250ml.html its got good reviews, so good in fact that theyre out of stock :grin: .I think I bought mine on e bay or Amazon. You need to have it on hand for the first signs of respiratory problems.I am guessing but maybe if the bird has been ailing for ...
by soufle
22 Aug 2014, 06:36
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: carcase disposal
Replies: 11
Views: 3936

Re: carcase disposal

our bin only gets emptied every other week . Ive noticed lots of maggots in it already this year.However the trend seems to be pointing towards bagging and binning. Thanks.
Family pets always get burried in the garden but we've generally only had one at a time.
by soufle
19 Aug 2014, 21:27
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: New chickens - 2 sneezing!
Replies: 14
Views: 4599

Re: New chickens - 2 sneezing!

I keep' Respite' in stock and as soon as I see anthing sneeze I put the whole group on it for three days. Its seems to have worked very well so far.
by soufle
19 Aug 2014, 21:21
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Mud Mud Mud
Replies: 7
Views: 3558

Re: Mud Mud Mud

yes, I did wonder about that too. If there's mischief to be had they seem to find it. They can get under their coop and they make a dust bath of sorts so I would'nt do under there anyway so I'd have to make a good job of the edge. Did you put lime or anything uder the membrane ?
by soufle
19 Aug 2014, 21:18
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: carcase disposal
Replies: 11
Views: 3936

Re: carcase disposal

thanks Drfish , thats an idea. The hens and the veggie patch are a good way away from each other so that shouoldnt be a problem.
by soufle
19 Aug 2014, 10:30
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: carcase disposal
Replies: 11
Views: 3936

carcase disposal

how does everyone dospose of their dead hens. I had to bury one this morning :( ,I buried it at the very bottom of the veggie patch ,it was very hard digging (as in crowbar )to get a hole deep enough to be pretty sure Mr.Fox wouldnt dig it up again . As I was toiling over this hole I was pondering o...
by soufle
14 Aug 2014, 15:27
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Mud Mud Mud
Replies: 7
Views: 3558

Re: Mud Mud Mud

my dear husband (creep creep) buys a lorry load of 'sand fill' its only marginally graded .I nick it ! I do have to barrow it a good way though . I'm not sure how it compares to Wickes price wise. Just as soon as it stops flippin well raining I'm going to do one of the runs and see what I think.Do y...
by soufle
14 Aug 2014, 07:54
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 116855

Re: Cream Legbars

Thank you DBE and Henwife for your kind comments .I wish I could take credit but these were from eggs I purchased from Jill Rees ,out of 18 eggs I had 12 pullets and was more than pleased. . I could see faults with my original birds and decided to get some from a better strain . The cockerel was cul...
by soufle
13 Aug 2014, 21:29
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 116855

Re: Cream Legbars

Its been a bit quiet on the Cream Legbar page so here's some pics.These are the same ones shown earlier on here as chicks.I only hatched two lots this year.One lot for a friend.
by soufle
13 Aug 2014, 21:20
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Mud Mud Mud
Replies: 7
Views: 3558

Re: Mud Mud Mud

The weed membrane and sand is a good idea.I just put sand down but it soon disappears .I might try that...ta!
by soufle
24 Jul 2014, 12:01
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Ficam w
Replies: 17
Views: 8893

Re: Ficam w

I dont know if its prescription only but it seems to be only available in a large quantity so the vet measures it out into smaller ones. If its for professional use only ,maybe it is prescription.
by soufle
23 Jul 2014, 07:33
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Ficam w
Replies: 17
Views: 8893

Re: Ficam w

Pixiedust, you echo all my misgivings . I think that natural controls can work but you have to be regular and consistant.Its hard work Ive got rid of (or reduced ) the mites twice this year,Ive lost two birds and another was very ill .I was talking to a visiting farrier who has hens and is 'down win...