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by kated
14 Oct 2018, 13:54
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Please advise on this breed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Please advise on this breed?

Yes, but do make sure they can access food and water. The existing three will be throwing their weight around and not letting newbies out.
by kated
06 Sep 2018, 14:55
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Definitive help for the spring - redmite
Replies: 151
Views: 71683

Re: Definitive help for the spring - redmite

Interesting bradesbounty. Many years ago, I was given a pup with severe mange. The treatment my vet gave me was an old wine bottle full to the brim with flowers of sulphur in a vegetable oil base. I had to paint this all over him twice a day for a month. It did the trick and he had the most lustrous...
by kated
12 Aug 2018, 18:59
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Houdan hen
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Houdan hen

If she's happy on her own at night and not being bullied but integrating during the day I would let her choose her own time of moving into the "big" chickens' house - if she ever wants to.
by kated
12 Aug 2018, 18:56
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Hello again

I haven't had any for a few years now but I still drop in anyway. Daughter has lots though.
by kated
12 Aug 2018, 18:54
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Chicken run on bare ground
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Chicken run on bare ground

If you put "easygrip post shoe" into Google these might be something you could use to anchor the corner posts.
by kated
10 Aug 2018, 09:51
Forum: Introductions and Welcomes
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Hello again

Sad that there are so few of us left - true of many forums I'm afraid. Welcome back Meghen btw.
by kated
08 Aug 2018, 13:20
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Help with the breed (pic heavy)
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Help with the breed (pic heavy)

Yes, what she says ↑
by kated
02 Aug 2018, 13:48
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: Debcat
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Debcat

Oh no! So sad! She wasn't that old either was she?
by kated
31 Jul 2018, 12:15
Forum: Chickens
Topic: Breed
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Breed

It might have Cream Legbar in it, but it's not pure bred I think. It may well lay coloured eggs though.
by kated
30 Jun 2018, 15:30
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Egg Shell Quality
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Egg Shell Quality

So, first welcome to the forum. As far as I can see you are doing all the right things. Most chickens' eggs decrease both in number and quality over time and some of yours could qualify as middle aged now. There are products on the market which purport to improve shell strength. I have not tried the...
by kated
27 Jun 2018, 17:09
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Broody nest fouling
Replies: 4
Views: 6567

Re: Broody nest fouling

Great idea - what will you do with the spare cockerels that you hatch? Just saw someone trying to offload a batch at a house clearance auction. So sad.
by kated
26 Jun 2018, 09:03
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses
Replies: 6
Views: 3817

Re: Clever Coop Company/Plastic houses

Hi Esther

I have no experience of them myself but you might check out mumsnet.com as I note that in 2017 there was discussion on Arkus coops. By now, the owners should have a year's experience of how they perform and you could maybe wake up the thread to find out more.

Cheers
Kate
by kated
19 Jun 2018, 09:49
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Keeping Foxes Out
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Keeping Foxes Out

...and not just foxes, feral cats will bite the heads off young stock who poke their heads through. Super work though!
by kated
09 Jun 2018, 13:13
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Nostril enlarged Polish hen
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Nostril enlarged Polish hen

No real answer for you but I had an OEG bantam with the same thing and it didn't seem to bother her any. I took her to the vet who removed some of it but it was stressful for her and as she was an old bird, I didn't want to continue. The bit that the vet removed grew back and blocked her nostril aga...
by kated
01 Jun 2018, 11:29
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Please advise on this breed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Please advise on this breed?

Some people! What a thing to do - hope she has a good home with you now. She looks like a commercial layers breed or maybe a Rhode Island Red.

Thanks for saving her

Kate