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About eija

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  1. Yeah we'll give it a shot. If we can't solve it within a week, we probably will 😬🔥
  2. Yikes, I better get on that today then. Thanks Beantree. I first noticed them when I opened the maintenance door in the morning, which is where the end of the perch sits. There were 5-6 of them on the end. I covered it in DE and I haven't found any in that spot since. I've got some Smite spray, so I'll clean the whole thing out, coat it with that and some more DE. Hopefully we won't have to burn the coop 🤞
  3. How do you know if you have red mites? I found a bunch of teeny tiny black/ crimson round-looking bugs on the ceiling, walls and underneath the roofing felt of our chicken coop yesterday. Also found one on an egg today (photo below). I haven't found any castings yet and they seem to be equally dispersed rather than clumped together. I disposed of the roofing felt and they were all over it. I crushed a few on the walls, but no blood came out.
  4. We rescued 3 ex-cage hens 2 weeks ago, Spock (top of pecking order) [feathered] Donna (middle) [feathered] and Maurice (bottom) [featherless] Maurice arrived practically looking like a supermarket chicken, with just her wings and neck feathers in tact! Week 1 – Pecking order or brutality!? Spock immediately established dominance and Donna took the pecks calmly. But it was clear from day 2 that Maurice was going to have a hard time. Spock grabbed onto her tail feathers with her beak whenever she came within a 1-foot radius. Spock then backed off and Donna be

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