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  1. mullethunter

    Hatching take 2

    Well - it didn’t seem right to buy and incubator and only use it for 2 days. Or to hatch what started as 12 eggs and end up with only one hen (who was actually one I bought as a day old anyway) - the boys are lovely but will moving on. So last week I bought 4 lavender pekin and 3 laced Wyandotte bantam eggs from a place I could drive to so the eggs didn’t have to go in the post. I candled them today and I’m pretty sure I have 3 growing pekins and 1 Wyandotte. I was really hoping for a couple of pekin girls and at least 1 Wyandotte, but with only the total of 4 fertile I’m going to have to be lucky! I’m usually not. I plan to keep this going as a blog, but can anyone tell me if that’s a normal fertility rate or poor?
  2. mullethunter

    Help - I think we have coccidiosis

    Hi all. Sorry to anyone eating breakfast but my 5 week old Wyandotte bantam has been doing poos with lots of extra liquid (not like diarrhoea but normal-ish poo surrounded by lots of watery liquid) every so often for the last few days, then this morning has done a couple with bright red blood, then when I was there one massive load of really loose dark coloured stuff which to be honest looked like almost entirely blood. Is this coccidiosis? They’ve been on medicated chick crumb since they hatched and have been spending a few hours outside on the lawn most days for the last couple of weeks. If it is coccidiosis, is the right thing to do to get some coxoid (I see unlicensed for poultry now but available for pigeons) and treat with that? Thanks.
  3. My oldest chicks are now 12 weeks old. The Wyandotte cockerel went off to his new home today (sad to see him go but he was getting too noisy to live in our garden surrounded by neighbours) so I have two pekin boys and my campine pullet, Cammie, left. They’re currently in an Eglu Go while the big girls live in a Cube. When they free range they’re all out together and have been for almost a month now. The youngsters run away from the big girls if they look askance at them, otherwise they all get on pretty well. The pekin boys will be staying here until they’re too noisy - they're off to join a flock of ex commercial girls so the older they are the better - but before too long they’ll be off which will just leave Cammie. I’d rather fully integrate her alongside the pekin boys rather than have to try to do her on her own - I know accepted wisdom is 16-18 weeks, but does anyone think it’s worth trying earlier?
  4. Hi guys! I went to open the coop this morning and I saw a little head pop out from broody girl Pika was I ok to open the coop up if they’re now hatching? Also do I put some food and water inside the coop with them now? Finally the big question, do I leave the egg shells where they are, I doubt all chicks have hatched just yet so don’t want to disturb her at all but wondering about the shells getting in the way! Thanks 🙏
  5. Hi everyone, One if my girls is using my eglu as a broody coop, her eggs are due to hatch any day. I’m going to fashion a ramp out of the coop into the run to avoid that drop, do I need to do anything with the run at all? They’re LF chicks not bantam so shouldn’t be tiny chicks but wondering if the run gaps will still be too big and they’d be able to get out? Also any other advice welcome please, this is my first time broody hen so it’s all new thank you
  6. mullethunter

    Feeding chicks

    I’m slightly afraid to ask his because I feel like I’m tempting fate, and definitely won’t order anything until I’ve candled on Friday, but I’m now thinking about what I should feed any chicks that Penny hatches. Is it better to feed chick crumb medicated with coccidiostat, or unmedicated feed and water dosed with coxoid?

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