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by Fast Farmer
28 Jan 2016, 02:04
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Where to get white minorca hatching eggs?
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Re: Where to get white minorca hatching eggs?

I would tell you Lifeflower, but as you rarely, if ever, thank people for helping you I'm not going to bother.
by Fast Farmer
06 Dec 2015, 11:12
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Broody chicken, shall i coop her elsewhere, take her eggs?
Replies: 4
Views: 3566

Re: Broody chicken, shall i coop her elsewhere, take her egg

Lifeflower refers to Auckland in her post, if its Auckland New Zealand its now summer time. If you move her to alternative housing and lock her up it may well break her broody mood, she wont necessarily adopt a new set of hatching eggs placed elsewhere. Predator dependant why not just replace the eg...
by Fast Farmer
04 Oct 2015, 09:54
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Rescued chicken breed and sex?
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Re: Rescued chicken breed and sex?

I agree with Moriarty, its very much a hybrid bred to lay lots of eggs in its first year of lay. They are bred primarily to satisfy the demands of the supermarkets and are normally sex linked based on Rhode Island Red crossed with Light Sussex, the 'sex link' means they can be identified at hatching...
by Fast Farmer
03 Sep 2015, 01:27
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Cream legbar & crested cream legbar genetics:
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Re: Cream legbar & crested cream legbar genetics:

I have been unable to locate a link to a website that indicates that autosexing is possible between almost any of the auto sexing breeds. I have Bielefelders and Rhodebars which are auto sexing, from my understanding if I crossed them the chicks can be sexed at day old. I'll leave Hen-Gen to advise ...
by Fast Farmer
14 Aug 2015, 02:11
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Opening and closing vent
Replies: 3
Views: 2835

Re: Opening and closing vent

Afraid there is nothing in your description to persuade me of any alternative but to cull at the earliest opportunity, if there is any protusion of her back end........at her age, the likelihood of her dying in the near future is extremely high. Vets have one mission in life which is to make a sale ...
by Fast Farmer
11 Aug 2015, 01:31
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: What's getting the ducklings?
Replies: 6
Views: 3624

Re: What's getting the ducklings?

Dont think I'd rule out Squirrels either, they take chicks so why not a young duckling !
by Fast Farmer
10 Aug 2015, 15:21
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: What's getting the ducklings?
Replies: 6
Views: 3624

Re: What's getting the ducklings?

Your neighbour would have to decide whether to trap them alive or in a trap that kills them. If it was mink it is against the law to release them alive after trapping, stoats and weasels you have the choice........neither are protected in the UK. I dont suppose the pond is large enough to have pike....
by Fast Farmer
10 Aug 2015, 14:39
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: What's getting the ducklings?
Replies: 6
Views: 3624

Re: What's getting the ducklings?

Could be Heron, other possibles are rats as mentioned, Stoat/Polecat/Mink..........or bird of prey.
by Fast Farmer
08 Aug 2015, 01:27
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Dilution of coxoid in drinking water
Replies: 1
Views: 1870

Re: Dilution of coxoid in drinking water

Hi, dont beat yourself up with mathematics of pharmacy jargon. Never mind the size of the drinker, just make up a litre at a time.....and keep the drinker topped up from the remainder. Just put 6.5 ml of Coxoid into just over 1 litre of water.........if your chicks are not getting through the 1 litr...
by Fast Farmer
19 Jul 2015, 00:35
Forum: Grow Your Own
Topic: Weeds
Replies: 4
Views: 7339

Re: Weeds

And.............Organic Chick ?
by Fast Farmer
08 Jul 2015, 20:45
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Pekin killed
Replies: 5
Views: 3231

Re: Pekin killed

I reckon you have it pretty much sussed out. Agree it sounds like a bird of prey, if you're in the Chiltern area you'll know Red Kites have made a remarkable comeback due to conservation groups and Tiggywinks etc. I know first hand that these groups and Gamekeepers are at odds due to the amount of P...
by Fast Farmer
25 Jun 2015, 20:56
Forum: Grow Your Own
Topic: Weeds
Replies: 4
Views: 7339

Re: Weeds

Weeds have occupied my entire day today.........spot spraying docs in a field......pack on back........... dressed like a Tellytubby :roll: The best for killing just about everything (which is needed in your case) including the roots is Roundup, 5lts ready to spray will cost around £6 ish from a gar...
by Fast Farmer
22 Jun 2015, 01:31
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Help sexing buff sussex chicks
Replies: 3
Views: 2871

Re: Help sexing buff sussex chicks

Know sod all about the breed but if I was a betting bloke the chick in the foreground is a boy, best post more pics in a few weeks.
by Fast Farmer
11 Jun 2015, 18:13
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: CONFUZZLED MUCH?
Replies: 8
Views: 3808

Re: CONFUZZLED MUCH?

Goldline cockerels......awaiting there day of destiny !.....but dont expect a huge amount of meat.

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by Fast Farmer
11 Jun 2015, 13:39
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: CONFUZZLED MUCH?
Replies: 8
Views: 3808

Re: CONFUZZLED MUCH?

Ditto Henwifes post. In addition I should mention that Goldlines are a sex-linked hybrid, they are created by using a gold gene cockerel - usually Rhode Island Red, onto a silver hen - Light Sussex. This creates the sex link whereby the pullets inherit the gold gene of the cockerel but he cannot pas...