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Lewis

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  1. I don't give mine grit until the join the big flock and start getting layers pellets, around 16+ weeks old
  2. Congratulations! The last year must have been mad studying at home, I know friends who have found it all very odd. Go for it! The scrolls they use for photos are a white drain pipe with a ribbon on anyway! Congratulations! The last year must have been mad studying at home, I know friends who have found it all very odd. Go for it! The scrolls they use for photos are a white drain pipe with a ribbon on anyway! Congratulations! The last year must have been weird studying at home, I know friends who have found it all very odd. Go for it! The scrolls they use for photos are a white drain pipe with a ribbon on anyway! Congratulations! The last year must have been weird studying at home, I know friends who have found it all very odd. Go for it! The scrolls they use for photos are a white drain pipe with a ribbon on anyway!
  3. Where are you based? There are a few outlets which stock eglu’s, they don’t all have the full range but the Go is most popular with retailers
  4. I think part of the issue is you may be conditioning them to be loud! If they make a lot of noise and you reward them (give them treats) then they'll continue to do it so I would ignore them as best you can. We hatched some Call Ducks last year which free ranged every day for months and were really loud when not let out. It got to a point that if they weren't out at 7am they'd call really loudly until they were let out
  5. I see lots of chickens with sour crop and would say over half the owners have been giving yoghurt. I recommend avoiding. Glad to hear she is on the mend
  6. I doubt it tbh, I have one for the dog and it’s not really cold to the touch but takes heat away from them as they lie on/make contact with it. I think a chicken would be too light and just sit on top of it rather that spreading out. A broody crate is a better idea IMO.
  7. Looks like another name for an Araucana cross, strange that she isn't laying blue/green but they won't change as she gets older
  8. I’d be going back to the breeder as two shouldn’t have died in as many weeks and the responsibility lays with them. As for the vet/antibiotics, ring them to have a chat and discuss the treatment plan but you can’t demand anything from them and if you have another appointment you will be charged for their time; the same as you would at any solicitors, dentist, private GP etc.
  9. As above, use a broody crate to break her out of it. If you hatch you'd need somewhere separate from the others for her to raise the chicks and a plan for all the boys which will hatch.
  10. Lewis

    Prolapse?

    Glad to hear the treatment worked and shes feeling better
  11. Lewis

    Prolapse?

    Sugar can help as an astringent and hold it in for a few minutes. If it keeps popping out I’d give your vet a call, she may need some anti inflammatory or possibly a stitch to keep it in.
  12. As you've found out, ducks are a lot messier than chickens as they tend to root around under the grass rather than pecking at it. I have my run on a paved base and allow them to free range when allowed. We use Aubiose as bedding, could use hardwood chips too.
  13. The chicks from my latest school incubation project came home today They’re a mixed bag of hybrids and Sussex x Vorwerk and Appenzeller so will be interesting to see what they end up looking like!
  14. I wouldn’t worry too much, if she’s not laying she’s probably not eating that much so excess calcium is unlikely to cause issues
  15. A friend breeds and shows Serama, he keeps them with Belgian bantams but nothing bigger. There can be a big variation in sized and hardiness so some may overwinter outside in a well covered run while others need to be kept indoors.
  16. Sorry maybe a bit late to reply - how did you get on?
  17. Vaseline has a freezing point of 9-10°C so it’s not a good idea to use it on combs and may actually make them more prone to frostbite.
  18. It's really weird that people are making new accounts to reply to posts 10+ years old
  19. As above, 3 Orpingtons will fit in the house just fine but they'll need more run space
  20. Sneezing chickens could mean many things - allergies, viral, bacterial infection etc - if it's been going on more than a week I'd get booked in with the exotics vet as she may need some medication from them. Some people recommend Oregostim tonic for respiratory cases but I've not used it for many years
  21. I have two Brahmas and an Australorp who all fit in the Mk1 Cube fine
  22. Have Omlet changed the way old posts are coming up on search engines 'cos we're getting lots of new members posting and resurrecting old posts...

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