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  1. Some cockerels will crow through the night. The cockerels on the farm near me crow all night in summer. Some will just do the occasional during the day. There is no way to say.
  2. I used the method of Huw Richards: soaking them for an hour in warm water before sowing. Before they just rotted away in the compost.
  3. Never managed to get them to germinate properly before. 😅
  4. Amazing how much growing energy is in one bean! Roots are already shooting out of the bottom.
  5. 😂 Mine are just up, but have doubled in size already over the past two days.
  6. Think you need to harden them off first.
  7. We need lots of photo updates on this! I think it’s mandatory! 😂
  8. I’ve never reared chicks. Maybe @mullethunter can shed some light.
  9. It’s more often the chickens lower in the pecking order to assert dominance over new hens. As they see the possibility to rise on the ladder. Not all hens squat.
  10. Your CLB sounds like my Gerda. The chasing and pecking is quite normal. But your silkies are still quite young to share space with larger chickens. Silkies are slow to mature in general. As some can have poos sight and they can’t flap or fly at all, it might just be a bit beyond their capabilities to get up the cube. You might want to place the Go in the run and see if they go to bed there.
  11. Well for the science nerds between us: the freezing of water is an exothermic reaction. So very counterintuitively, freezing water produces heat. The heat provided is just enough for the centre of the bud not to freeze and the little ice layer acts like a little igloo. Sorry about that... this chem teacher will put herself to bed now! 😅 not my picture. Honestly stolen from the interweb
  12. Over here the orchards are sprayed with water on frost nights. The little layer of ice keeps the bud inside from freezing.
  13. The problem with poison is not just other animals eating it, but predators eating poisoned rats and getting themselves killed that way. This is one of the reasons why it will be illegal to use mouse and rat poison by normal people in the EU. Law will be installed in 2023. Only professional pest controllers can use poisons then.
  14. As far as I google could find “xeno drops” I gather they contain ivermectin.
  15. You could treat her with something like Ivermectin to get rid of any creepy crawlies.
  16. Funny how some animals don’t think they are suffering from anything! Hope she stays well.
  17. As you can handle her quite well, you could weigh her to see if she’s not loosing too kuch weight.
  18. If you feed a good quality layer pellet, chickens won’t need anything added. I would stick to their normal food. You never know how your chickens react to any other additives.
  19. Sounds like mycoplasma. Not sure what kesium tablets are and do, but mycoplasma is not something you can cure yourself and I would advice you to go back to your vet for another treatment.

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