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by President Bartlet
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Noisy Wynadotte
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Noisy Wynadotte

Our Wynadotte squawks most of the morning- and some of the afternoon too. I'm worried that it's going to start annoying our neighbours. Three questions: 1) Much of the noise seems to be occuring when other ones go off to lay and she can't see them (she's the dominant one). The laying has only been h...
by President Bartlet
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The £12.78 Egg
Replies: 22
Views: 2729

Re: The £12.78 Egg

Well I followed Richie' sexample and fed them some nice porridge on Sunday and what do we have Monday- a lovely egg, laid, we suspect by one of the young 'uns who'd never laid before. Coincidence? I think not.
by President Bartlet
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The £12.78 Egg
Replies: 22
Views: 2729

Re: The £12.78 Egg

Playing guitar to them does nothing to improve their laying performance. Neither did giving in to Wifey's nagging and building them a swing because "budgies have swings, why not chickens?". They ignore the music and haven't touched the swing once. :lol: :lol: Phew not just us, husband has played th...
by President Bartlet
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: The wild horses of Newbury
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: The wild horses of Newbury

I went to the protest once (obviously before I assumed the Presidency :tongue: ) It wasn't on the day of the horses, but what happened looked amazing. The bypass is an horrendous desecration of a beautiful, ancient landscape. Peak time congestion returned to its pre bypass levels less than ten years...
by President Bartlet
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Tail down on hen
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Tail down on hen

We have four bantams: a Wynadotte (queen of the roost), an Orpington and two Australorpes. All the chooks seem fine- pootling about, drinking and eating well, plus no bugs in coop/on hens, but for a while now one of the Aussies has been holding her tail kinda flat rather than up, she seems fine othe...
by President Bartlet
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chooks not perching
Replies: 2
Views: 739

chooks not perching

We have four bantams and they don't seem to have got the hang of perching- well not all the time at least. Sometimes they'll perch fine, other times some will be perched and others on the floor and then sometimes they're all cuddled up on the floor. I'm pretty sure we don't have red mite. This eveni...
by President Bartlet
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chook bug ID please !
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Chook bug ID please !

Thanks very much for that, Kat-bob.

What type of frontline did you use and how much?

I did a quick search and although it's not licenced for poultry it seems to be widely used and most people seem to do a 7 day egg withdrawal period, would most people agree with this?
by President Bartlet
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chooks are coming! Newbie questions
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: chooks are coming! Newbie questions

Hi sheridand I'm a newbie too. We've had ours for two weeks and I'd been reading up frantically before that. I'd recommend the Haynes Chicken Manual. I think Poultry Guard is a good coop spray or the Barrier coop product (which I think is organic). It's probably best to let your new chooks get used ...
by President Bartlet
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chook bug ID please !
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Chook bug ID please !

After cleaning out my coop I found this little blighter on me (and took a photo of it magnified) It is actually 1-2mm long. I've looked it up on the net and can't decide if it is a mite or a louse and if so what type, but I'm sure it's not a red mite. I think it bit me :( (and I've got a little bit ...
by President Bartlet
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the West Midlands
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Hello from the West Midlands

Hi- I've been visiting here on and off for a little while. I'm growing a fair bit of fruit and veg and have also recently acquired 4 lovely bantams. I'm looking forward to posting and replying and getting to know some of you. This seems like a friendly and informative site. :wave: