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All Knowing Superchicken

All Knowing Superchicken (4/19)



  1. Try an Equine supplier. I use horse bedding for the runs as I too struggle to get domestic sized portions of wood chip. Usually sold in manageable bales, I change about every 3 months on the outdoor and indoor runs with a good raking of Nettex Ground Sanitiser every now and again.
  2. Great - You are a STAR - Thank you so much
  3. She has had probiotic yoghurt, hand fed as she wont eat it out of the bowl I have started her on Avipro as I don't think she was getting much from the yoghurt. Do you think the ACV would be better than the Lifeguard?
  4. She is only 12 weeks so doubt it is egg related. I suspect its due to internal damage from the cocci and the following treatment - she is doing OK at the moment but may have to make a hard decision if she gets any worse I think.
  5. Green runny poo tends to indicate that she is not eating or not absorbing her food properly. It could be a crop problem. If she is already under the vet it might be worth taking her back for a look over. Try some probiotic yoghurt or avipro (Probiotic) with some scrambled eggs to see if you can tempt her to eat in the meantime. Someone else with more experience will be along soon I am sure.
  6. Wow, I am in the minority, and I am really quite surprised Don't really like tatoos generally, there is an odd one that I like on someone else but that is very rare. I think it came from being about 16 and on holiday in Newquay, an older, much older, wrinkly, guy strolled across the beach with this thing on his chest. It turned out it was a eagle, with outstretched wings, right across his chest. It probably looked nice when he was young and fit, but now looked lke it had been shot I saw a photo of one once that I thought was clever, it was a man with a spine tatooed up his spine. At an evening class in Greek there was a girl that came because she wanted something in Greek Tattooing and wanted to make sure it really said what she wanted it to say I know lots of people who have them, younger and older, and I know a few who have tried to have them removed, usually unsuccessfully, at least partially. Don't like piercings either really - sorry - don't mean to offend anyone. I'm a bit sqeamish about belly buttons, and really don't like facial ones, can't stop looking at them and just get this urge to pull them. Have got my ears pierced though. Good luck though, if it is something you have wanted for ages you must be really excited.
  7. Me too, I love a walk in the rain and coming home and getting into a hot shower and warm PJ's BUT NOT almost everyday.
  8. Some of you will remember my little Pekin chick who managed to come through the Cocci infection. She still isn't right and I am thinking now there may be some permanent damage caused by the infection. After hours of reading I still can't get to the bottom of it. She is often lively and playful, but sleeps more than the other two and will have periods where she will huddle up and puff out her feathers. She is eating and drinking fine, enjoying mealworms and apart from these periods where she looks unwell otherwise seems fine. However, she has a discharge from her vent which dries to a white crust. It does not smell at all so I dont think it is Vent Gleet, but it would look similar to what I would expect a thrush type infection to look like. Her stools all look normal. I have had a good poo inspection and they seem a good texture, (can't believe I am typing this) with the white urine bit. And she has the occasional sloppy one too, (cant remember what thats called but I know thats normal too) They were getting caught up in the white stuff, but I have trimmed her feathers and cleaned out much of the white stuff which was blocking her vent and sticking to her outsides. I don't think its pasted vent as it doesnt seem to be poo. Similar reported problems all tend to be related to egg production and at 12 weeks I doubt it is that either. The only other thing I can find is that it could possibly be related to kidney or liver problems . She has some probiotic yoghurt with mealworms in, wont eat it on its own, and some lifeguard in the water. Lots of suggestions for ACV, particularly on the US sites, anyone think this would be a better alternative to the lifeguard? I do hope it isn't, she is such a lovely girl, loves the blow dryer and just stands on my leg to get it done, she has been as good as gold when I have been trying to get the gunk out and loves a snuggle under my chin when it is all done. Even the dog has been super gentle with her when she has been in the house and just comes up to have a look. This lousy weather isn't helping, they all look miserable at the moment, even the big girls, they really perk up when the sun shines and they get to play outdoors on the grass.
  9. Havent posted it yet so will take a pic at the weekend. Should keep a photo for myself,
  10. i'VE FINISHED its only taken me a month! What makes it even more embarrassing, is my Mum has done one in four days and knitted a cardigan for my Aunt inbetween I am quite pleased that I managed to finish it though, but dont think I will be starting another - cant even really say I was getting any quicker by the end! Thought I might teach myself some crochet next, apparently it grows quicker so might not be so tedious. Found a Pattons magazine from the 60's in my mums old knitting patterns so had a little go last night. Double crochet stitches look OK but I am doing something wrong at the ends cos it is turning into a triangle
  11. Glad it went well, there are a lot of interviewees so not easy to call, but great that you got through it OK and a great confidence booster. Fingers crossed for you ANH
  12. That duckling is so sweet, almost a cartoon duck, she is running so hard with her wings flapping. Arrhh Poor dog!
  13. I did the welly walk at our local farm on Sunday. All of his fruit is late, the PYO strawbs 3 weeks late opening. All down to the lousy weather.
  14. Not an expert, but I think you are right to not just put her back in with everyone straight away. I think your suggestion is a good one, and if she has any trouble with all of the youngsters at once, just try putting 1 or 2 in with her for a while. Glad to hear she is on the mend, they are a worry arn't they
  15. It depends how big an area you want to cover. There are lengths of fixing rods available that you can screw into a wooden framework, our frame didn't fit the size of the panels so we added some batons, to screw the rods to. Once the rods are in postion you place the sheet in the frame and clip in the top of the rod, (with a rubber mallet) which is a very secure fit. They also sell Fixing screws, specifically for the depth of sheet you buy. We have a mixutre of both, using the main framework and then the screws at the ends of the panels. It is very easy to saw and drill into and is quite soft to work with rather than being brittle like acrylic. If you search polycarbonate on Wickes website it brings up the different sized sheets and the fixings for it, they even have a sheet to tell you how to use it. Good luck

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