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  1. Hi Everyone, We have 3 rabbits who are currently living in an Eglu Go Hutch. We have a run and tunnels on order but now they are using the hutch inside our old chicken run (which also still has the old chicken coop in it). I know rabbits shouldn't get cold and wet so assumed that when the weather set in, they'd snuggle up inside the hutch - but they aren't, they are all lying under the chicken coop and are getting wet and cold. My question is - do I have to lock them away in the hutch on wet days or can I assume they are smart enough to not get wet enough to get sick? All thoughts welcome! Thank you x
  2. Thank you! Never heard of scaly mites, so have been fixated on red mites! Had the vet out and have ordered Ivermectin as he seemed to think that was the most efficient way of dealing with it. Really appreciate the kind words x
  3. Thank you so much!. I've a farm vet coming out tomorrow to give us some Ivermectin amd show me what needs to be done. Realise I've failed my ladies through lack of knowledge and noticing the changes so now hell bent on making it good. Thank you for your help x
  4. Hi All, I put up a photo on a duck forum (I happened to be on it at the time and they also talk chickens) with pictures of 2 of my chickens feet that are bubbled and rough and look awful. I already feel dreadful for not having noticed this ages ago, so please be kind! Its been identified as Scaly Leg Mites. Lots of advice came back including soak in cooking oil, olive oil, vaseline, gasoline, petroleum jelly, Epsom salts, Ivermetim and Permetherin liquid and many many others and I'm now stuck as to which way to go. So I've started at the very easy end of things and bought some Nettex Just for Scaly Legs, which says treat the birds every 3 days. So here are my questions..... Question 1: The Chickens have an Eglu Cube, which I've taken apart and sprayed with anti mite spray and washed thoroughly again (its cleaned fully every week). But that is housed inside a large run with bark on the floor and wooden sleepers to stop foxes - do I have to somehow treat the whole area or just where they sleep? If so what with? Question 2 - I've tried spraying twice and am not entirely convinced it will work as most of the spray goes everywhere and not necessarily coats their foot thoroughly. Plus the moment you put them down they start scratching the earth again and the wet foot then just becomes coated in mud and dust. Any top tips for how to get this under control quickly? What of the many products mentioned up above are actually useful or do I just keep going with the Nettex? Lastly, I have red mite powder down in the coop, is there an alternative I could use that would cover red mites and scaly mites so as to not let my ladies have this problem again? Thanks in advance for all your help. I've gone from no info to too much and the internet is just as confusing!
  5. Hi All, I have an Eglu Cube for the chickens and love it's easy clean. The ducks currently have an old fashioned lovely looking but pig to clean out, wooden house. In your experience which of the Omlet coops, if any, would work best for 6 ducks? As I know most of them are supposedly for Chickens. If not Omlet (sorry Omlet) which other duck houses would you recommend? Thanks all x

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