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  1. Hi Lewis, Long time... I went back to the breeders. He denies any wrong doing and just fobs me off. I can’t force him to do anything without going small claims and I don’t have the time or energy, or money to do that. I’m a bit miffed because at the time I said to the vet that I find the soluble stuff never works and he said I should try it first. It was almost like he expected there to be a second. I can’t afford to just keep trying different things though. But then maybe it didn’t bode well when I turned up and said I’m pretty sure she had an ear infection and he didn’t seem to believe me only to then say she did. She is showing no other symptoms (which I know they can hide), but no head tilting, irritation, nothing. She’s as happy as Larry and definitely feisty as she now hates me as I’ve been washing it out every evening. But of course I can’t leave it. I think I’m going to try a different vet. (and not tell the husband)
  2. I’m not treating the other hens. She has been kept separate for the duration.
  3. I actually meant more, should I be insisting that treatment is injected etc I’ve never had much luck with soluble though in the last fifteen years I’ve not had to have many hens treated. They’ve been pretty healthy *touchwood
  4. I do go back to the breeder. Worse than useless and he gave me money back for one as claimed it wasn’t his fault. It’s definitely an infection and not mites. I’ve had a hen with ear mites before though admittedly it was about 5 years ago, it doesn’t seem anything like that. The vets will charge me full wack again.
  5. Any idea which antibiotic I should be insisting on for an ear infection? I bought four new chickens from a local place that people locally seem to recommend. All seemed fine until a week later I found one fitting in the nesting box. She died about 20 minutes later. Three days later a second one died overnight. The other two seem to be ok (the 4th is positively thriving). Except one had a very crusty ear so I took her to the vet last week. Definitely an ear infection. Was given soluble Tylan which was supposed to be for four days. He told me to clean out the ear if I could and rinse with saline which I’ve been doing. Still not better I’ve actually upped the dose but still nothing. She seems fine and feisty apart from this and has shown no signs of discomfort. I’m having to keep her separate and bring her in at night which she’s starting to hate. Dh is very unimpressed in how much money I’ve spent to end up with two chickens, one who still isn’t well. So basically, if I’m going back to the vet I want to know what I should be demanding? As I can’t afford to have thrown £100 at a chicken for it not to have worked.
  6. I did paper and then one bag and then bin. It was definitely old age as an ex bat and her sisters are fine so I wasn’t worried about bird flu.
  7. I lost a chicken last night. In the past I’ve always bagged them up and put them in the normal waste bin (except the recycling bin incident) but I’ve realised that sticking a chicken in a plastic bag isn’t good for the environment at all. I have a load of strips of paper packaging. I was thinking of rolling her in it and then putting her in the bin. Do you reckon that would be ok? I want her to decompose and go back to the Earth.
  8. If it’s the batteries, can you not just change them. I assume just holding Ok down doesn’t do it.
  9. Thought this would be the best reentry spot I’m not really new but I probably don’t know most of you so... hello
  10. Rip Justine Love to Ian and all
  11. I'm going to have to use wire as they've taken to digging out. Takes them about an hour and its just not possible. also means no runs on the grass because they trash it
  12. Sorry must apologis for my temperetal keyboard. I have got fed up of having to correct every 3rd letter
  13. I know the dimensions of the bars are on here somewhre but can't find them and don't want to go out in the rain. I don't need the actual bar sizes just the size that they fit into on the floor if that makes sense
  14. I ssume because gttig a passport is expnsive and a drivig lcense even more so. Uber - I feel for you as I suffered exactly the same problem. I seem to remember a provisional driving licnese is cheaper though and official enough that most places accept it
  15. DH came into the room to me sobbing 'you know I'm normally a hardhearted cah, this DIYSOS is soooo sad, wahhh'
  16. I never knew this either Hope it an be saved for you
  17. We always wanted to move to Wales but DH has found that because he works in sales and can't speak Welsh he has no chance. Which is fair enough, if we moved to France we would be expected to speak French My parents have a house, and will be living in Mid Wales when they move back from overseas. They are retired though so no need for the language even though they both have a basic grasp. Mum had lessons and Dad went to Welsh speakng school. I can't wait take the children and spend long summers with them and a jaleous of anyone who does get to move there. It is our retirement plan too
  18. I always bought organic free range from supermarkets occasionally butchers before, though I got chickens when I was 25ish so didn't have many years of shopping for myself first. Now all the chickens in the freezer started their lives as eggs with us, pork and lamb we buy by the animal (or hlf) from a friend whose standards of welfare are very high. Can't say it's having chickens that has changed this, more that getting chickens was part of our change.
  19. I ended up not using a pram at all for my last. They were more hassle than theyre worth
  20. In a way I don't blame the British farms. The Government need to step up and ban the importing
  21. Makes you wonder why if these people are so obviosuly intelligent and inventive why they don't find a more honest means
  22. Ok brilliant thanks. dh says there a patch of slabs that would work brillantly. I have a run I can move around on the grass during the days easily. Happy days
  23. That's why I was asking. i hope to put them on the lawn for a bit most days but need a permanent patch. Would aubiose work for rabbits?
  24. Currently our boys live on our paddock and I move them every couple of days. n a couple of weeks we're moving into a rented house with a much smaller garden and I won't be able to carry on doing this. They'll need to stay in one spot. Can I keep them on something, like I keep my chickens on hemcore (or equiv)? Any other tips but preventing boredom, destruction and ill health in their new lifestyle?

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