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by Alexandra
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: For sale - Lleyn ram
Replies: 0
Views: 2788

For sale - Lleyn ram

We have a lleyn ram (born March 2012) for sale - Kinross area (Fife / Perth). £150 or nearest offer accepted.
Thanks,
Mary.
by Alexandra
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Eggs without shells???? Help please
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: Eggs without shells???? Help please

Well, I haven't given the egg shells back to the hens, but I do dry them out and crush them to put around the vegetables to stop the slugs eating my seedlings - works a treat!
by Alexandra
Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bumblefoot in chickens
Replies: 22
Views: 2676

Chicken vet

I'm sorry to hear about the problems you've had. However I have to agree - bumblefoot can be a nightmare. Treatment really depends on how quickly you catch it and what caused it. If caught early on then the problems can be minimised. If there is a lot of inflammation, infection or scar tissue then i...
by Alexandra
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Breeding turkeys
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Breeding turkeys

This may be a strange question for this time of year, but I'm trying to plan ahead!!! We got 2 pairs of turkeys over a year ago - one pair of Bourbon Reds and one pair of Crolwitzer (sorry if the spelling is wrong), with the hope of breeding turkeys last year. We got a fair number of eggs from them ...
by Alexandra
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Chicken vet
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Chicken vet

Thanks for the link. We're trying to expand the smallholding side of the vet practice - after all this is my first love! So far I've operated on chickens - mainly fixing wounds, treated prolapses, foot problems and feather / skin problems. Have a look at http://www.theveterinarysmallholder.com/ for ...
by Alexandra
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: cat antiseptic
Replies: 12
Views: 5375

Re: cat antiseptic

Hi,
The simplest thing to use is salty water - teaspoon of salt in a pint of boiled and then cooled water. This avoids any possible problems with phenols (TCP) and essential oils, which could pose a problem if the cat licked them.
Mary

http://www.vetsinperth.com/
by Alexandra
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Chicken vet
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Chicken vet

Hi Richard, How are things going? I was at Stirling poultry sale on Saturday and bought some more chickens!!!!! A trio of Marans and some quail - it is becoming an obsession....... My daughter fell in love with a Poland cockerel and was most upset when we didn't get him - maybe next time. All the be...
by Alexandra
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Chicken vet
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Chicken vet

Hi everyone, After 15 years of being a vet in other practices I've gone and set up my own practice. I don't claim to be an expert when it comes to chickens, but will claim to be very enthusiastic about them, after keeping a variety on the smallholding for the past 4 years. We've got a light sussex c...
by Alexandra
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: best veg for polytunnel
Replies: 11
Views: 13355

Re: best veg for polytunnel

http://sheepandchickens.googlepages.com/SS100664.JPG/SS100664-full;init:.JPG I would have to agree that courgettes grow well in the polytunnel. This was also the first year for my polytunnel and I think I got a littel carried away and planted too much! But never mind, it was also experimentation - ...
by Alexandra
Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Sheep for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Sheep for sale

Lleyn lambs (born this year) for sale - 3 ewes and 5 rams available. Any sensible offer accepted.
Location Perthshire, Scotland.
Pictures of the flock in general can be found at http://sheepandchickens.googlepages.com/
Thanks for looking,
Mary.
by Alexandra
Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cauliflowers
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Cauliflowers

Thanks everyone. I grew the cauliflowers on in plugs, hardened them off then planted them out. Thought they had enough room, but it is very windy, so maybe they're rocking??? Who knows!!
by Alexandra
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Light Sussex chickens for sale Perthshire
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Light Sussex chickens for sale Perthshire

We've got some 8 - 18 week old Light Sussex chickens for sale. Unfortunately though I'm not very good at telling male and female apart - we think there are 2 males and 2 females in the older group (thanks to Self Sufficientish supporters for that!) but have no idea about the younger ones. If anyone ...
by Alexandra
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cauliflowers
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Cauliflowers

Can anyone help with growing cauliflowers. This is the 3rd year that I have tried and yet again I seem to be growing what I call 'blind' cauliflowers - just a load of really healthy looking green leaves and no white cauliflower bit in the middle. It doesn't happen to all of them, but more than half ...
by Alexandra
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping animals
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Hi, Yes you do need to get a holding number - contact your local Animal Health office. They are usually really nice and helpful. I agree that the DEFRA website is dire! It's usually quicker just to phone them up. They will give you a holding number for the land, and a flock number if you are going t...
by Alexandra
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: sheep
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

I agree that if she is still like this for a couple of days then the vet needs to have a look. A few of mine have the runs at the moment - think it's the fresh grass growth. We checked them for worm eggs and they were fine. So far they have cleared up quite quickly. The main think to watch for thoug...

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