replied to the topic What else can I use besides straw for the chickens in the forum Backyard livestock 12 years, 5 months ago
Thankyou all for the suggestions. I will look around for an alternative to the straw I am using because it sounds like it harbours some unwanted pests.
Yes, they have finally stopped sneezing. I have cleaned the water containers out of antibiotics now that they have had the course for the stipulated 5 days. Back to garlic in the water now. They have shellgrit as well. Lets hope it all goes well now.
Hi Mumchook & Kookaburra Dreaming,
I have tried nearly all of the remedies suggested, to no avail. Please don’t hate me but I have had to resort to western medicine and I am now trying anti biotics. I just want the girls to be better. It is very frustrating.
Also, I rang the produce store I bought the girls from and asked them about the fact they…[Read more]
THANKYOU Mumchook for your very generous response. I do however have a rather dumb question:confused: and that is how does one administer echinacea and garlic to fussy girls who have the run of the backyard during the day.
Thanks again for such an informative response
Also, I have discovered that Aconitum (that you mentioned is a good remedy)…[Read more]
Thanks all. To answer some of the questions, I purchased them on the 1st of March. One of the hens has a big red prominant comb, two others are medium and the newest chook (the replacement for the hen turned rooster I returned) has a very small comb. Legs are a good yellow colour and they all seem happy.
They certainly have a healthy appetite,…[Read more]
Hi all, again. My chooks are STILL NOT LAYING. I am getting really frustrated, I have to say. I don’t know if they are stressed out or what the problem is. The open side of the aviary / coop faces east, so I moved the nesting boxes so they face north so they don’t get full morning sun. I put clean straw in and a golf ball to mimic an egg, but to…[Read more]
I am an electrician by trade and although nothing is impossible, I think it would be really expensive to create a 3 phase supply capable of running a welder or heavy equipment from solar. If someone specialising in solar supplies says otherwise, I will happliy eat humble pie.
You can get single to 3 phase converters, BUT most equipment…[Read more]
replied to the topic Chook breeds – what actually is an Isa / Lowman Brown in the forum Backyard livestock 12 years, 5 months ago
Thankyou, you guys are a wealth of knowledge. I am glad to have stumbled upon this site. I will now go and pray to the chicken god and hope that they start laying soon 😀
Thankyou to all who have provided me with some advice. I will continue to ask the girls nicely for some eggs every night when I lock the aviary . Maybe that will work 😀
I will have to practice some patience I guess. And thankyou for the welcome :shy: