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The children just pointed out that a Hartleys Jelly pot holds approx 100g of pellets.  Makes estimating feed amounts easy

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Thought the info might help those just starting out.  Approx 3 pots to two laying chickens.  Bit less while they are growing

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28 minutes ago, Patricia W said:

I’m afraid I just keep the grub topped up! 

So did I at first but we’ve seen Mr Ratty in the garden from time to time so now partially fill the grub with just a little more than they need. I’m gone and check it to ensure they don’t run out.  They make a lot less mess when the grub partially full as they have to put their head further down.   I empty it, bring it indoors and wash it at night.  Used to bring it in partially full and top it up but the family moan about the smell of garlic and poultry spice.  The neighbour’s garden is an undisturbed wilderness and an ideal place for rats to take up residence so really don’t want to encourage rats in any way. 😔  His gardening is done by chainsaw when the nettles, gorse, etc start to push our fences over

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50 minutes ago, Patricia W said:

I’m afraid I just keep the grub topped up! 

Me too

Put down bait boxes for the rats

 

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Yep. Bait boxes work.  

 

Thanks for the tip though, I think it’s useful to know how to measure for mixing Flubenvet into the pellets. Although it’s so much easier now to buy the premixed pellets. 

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2 hours ago, The Dogmother said:

Put down bait boxes for the rats

We have some and doing traps.   

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12 minutes ago, ajm200 said:

We have some and doing traps.   

Spring traps.  Autocorrect is being special 

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