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by chicken_house_man
02 May 2013, 21:20
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How to fox proof a chicken run?
Replies: 11
Views: 2466

Re: How to fox proof a chicken run?

Here's one we did today
Anti dig mesh and an electric wire

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by chicken_house_man
30 Apr 2013, 14:00
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How to fox proof a chicken run?
Replies: 11
Views: 2466

Re: How to fox proof a chicken run?

The cheapest slabs are normally the MOT spec ones as used for pavements. Last time i bought them they were around £2 each in a pack of 50. Check out big builders merchants. When we build our runs we sit the panels onto a base timber. If this rots it can be replaced before the rot reaches the panels....
by chicken_house_man
30 Apr 2013, 13:52
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: omlet coops
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: omlet coops

The Pullit door opener from henwise would work, i don't know if they are still available or how reliable they are. Other than that you'd need to create a "porch" to take a more common vertical sliding door and attach that over the existing door.
by chicken_house_man
30 Apr 2013, 13:43
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Electric Fencing / Tape
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Electric Fencing / Tape

You'll need more than 1 wire as the fox will need to complete the circuit before it gets a belt.

I'd suggest 1 hot wire along the top of the fence in insulators and then 1 or 2 earthed wires along the outside.

There are restrictions on what you can do next to a public right of way.
by chicken_house_man
28 Mar 2013, 15:18
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Electric Fence.
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Electric Fence.

We have several kits available - just follow the link below.
They contain all you need except the battery.
by chicken_house_man
15 Mar 2013, 18:13
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: try before you buy hens
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Re: try before you buy hens

I'd say £60-£120/month. Rental refunded against purchase of a house.
by chicken_house_man
15 Mar 2013, 13:36
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Mite Powder Query
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Mite Powder Query

It really depends on the ingredients. There are some that may contain pesticides but DE is safe as is the barrier powders.
by chicken_house_man
15 Mar 2013, 13:33
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: try before you buy hens
Replies: 23
Views: 1469

Re: try before you buy hens

As you asked here are a few of my thoughts: Never assume that because you think something is cheap or expensive that other people will share that view. Either do market research or if it's cheaper just get on with it and see what happens. Convenience is worth a lot of money as is the ability to give...
by chicken_house_man
07 Mar 2013, 13:29
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How much Harkamectin and how?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: How much Harkamectin and how?

4 drops for a normal size hen
by chicken_house_man
06 Mar 2013, 15:12
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens For Hire
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Hens For Hire

Seems like a good idea to me.
We've provided housing to quite a few schools and this seems a perfect way for them to see if it will work in practise before committing to a larger project.
by chicken_house_man
06 Mar 2013, 15:08
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: advise needed please.
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: advise needed please.

I think you should see a change in a few days so i'd treat for a couple of week max and then see if the problem comes back.

Limestone is great but the lack of vitamins can cause calcium to not be absorbed in which case no amount of limestone will solve the problem.
by chicken_house_man
28 Feb 2013, 14:32
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Coop outside the run
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Coop outside the run

Hi. As it happens we had chance to do this yesterday so i took some photos for you. This literally took about 5 minutes and a couple of spare timbers. You'd probably want to add something for them to jump on between the floor and the house. It seems a shame to pay for a large run and then fill a qua...
by chicken_house_man
26 Feb 2013, 12:47
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Coop outside the run
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Coop outside the run

We've made quite a few runs where we raise the chicken house up inside to free up floor space. The easiest way in my opinion is not to try and make a platform but just lift the coop up on a couple of timbers the width of the house. Screw a support either side attached to the inside of the run and th...