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by garethj
22 Feb 2012, 20:15
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: diatom
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: diatom

Hi i believe the sharp edges lacerate the bugs waxy exoskeleton and then the powdery diatomaceous earth absorbs the body fluids causing death from dehydration. 100% natural. hope it helps )t'
by garethj
17 Feb 2012, 10:27
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Help - limping hen
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Help - limping hen

I know Steve it would seem the only way the specialist can be sure is for me to throw endless amounts of cash his way for all the tests like i said how far do you go? i could spend all this money and then find out its just a sprain/strain at the end of it and that time is the only cure, or that its ...
by garethj
16 Feb 2012, 19:49
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Help - limping hen
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Help - limping hen

Hi all just an update Annie was no better so a trip to the vets was called for on Monday diagnosis was an infected limb or a sprain "2 injections and a course of baytril should see her right" by Wednesday no improvement so drove a 50 mile round trip to see a chicken specialist diagnosis th...
by garethj
12 Feb 2012, 15:11
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Help - limping hen
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Help - limping hen

Thanks perchy she is feeding and drinking fine no obvious signs of brusing at the mo but will keep a look out. There are no obvious signs of a broken leg but is there anyway i could tell? I have held her leg and gently pinched it all over and she didnt make any sharp response like i would expect if ...
by garethj
12 Feb 2012, 14:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Help - limping hen
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Help - limping hen

Hi all one of my girls seems to be limping badly and not sure what it could be? I brought her in last night to observe her and bathed her feet to clean them up so i could have a proper look underneath. Everything looked ok no signs of cut / splinters etc and no redness or swelling or black lumps. Sh...
by garethj
31 Jan 2012, 11:07
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Drinking water in the coop
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Drinking water in the coop

Hi all, i was woundering if i should be providing water in the coop for when the girls are locked up for the night? they have water in the run which i bring in every night to prevent freezing but i always give them fresh in the morning :?
by garethj
31 Jan 2012, 09:53
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: keeping hens warm
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: keeping hens warm

Hi and welcome )t'
by garethj
24 Jan 2012, 22:20
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Leaky Drainpipe
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Leaky Drainpipe

Hi ditto the above check, clean and reseat any joint that looks like its leaking. the tape should also help if needed :-D
by garethj
24 Jan 2012, 22:09
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Who knows a bit about what ?
Replies: 95
Views: 60640

Re: Who knows a bit about what ?

Hi iv'e run my own business in property maintenence for the last few years Qualified in :- Painting and decorating Tiling Plumbing bathroom and kitchen installations Gardener and landscaper joiner plastering and the list goes on, basically if its on your property and its broken etc i can fix it. Hop...
by garethj
24 Jan 2012, 21:38
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: laying flooring over damaged concrete
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: laying flooring over damaged concrete

Hi as above use a self leveling compound fills gaps and gives a good finish then you can tile on top just make sure you use the correct floor tile adhesive for concrete )t'
by garethj
24 Jan 2012, 20:47
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: book
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: book

Hi i found chicken runs and vegatable plots by Charlotte popescu a very good informative read )t'
by garethj
21 Jan 2012, 12:51
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Homemade treats
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Homemade treats

Hi Scooby88, mine was done with 1 egg, 2 heaped tablespoons of plain flour and water. i added the egg first and gave it a whisk then mix in the flour and stir to make a smooth paste add water in needed to make the paste smoother. I added 4-5 handfulls of layers pellets and 2-3 handfulls of mixed cor...
by garethj
21 Jan 2012, 11:13
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Homemade treats
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Homemade treats

Hi all just made a peck block for my girls and it appears to be a hit. It turned out to be very simple to do after finding a reciepe in an old post on here i modified it a little bit and they still love it. if any1 wants further info let me know. Has any1 else made any homemade treats for their girl...
by garethj
19 Jan 2012, 18:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New Walk-in-Run finished yey!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 218

New Walk-in-Run finished yey!!!

Hi all just thought id post a few pics and update of the new Walk-in-Run thats just been finished at last all from free materials mainly from disused wooden pallets and wood salvaged from the council. The coop has taken over part of the shed and some of the metal that was thrown out to make room was...