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by Julia
26 Aug 2021, 13:05
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Fish needing a home
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Fish needing a home

We are moving and I need to find a home for my goldfish currently in our pond.
We have about 50!! and are happy to deliver within 10 miles of Leighton Buzzard.
I hope you can help.
by Julia
09 Sep 2012, 11:37
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Doves
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Doves

I have recently added doves to our menagerie. the get on really well with the hens. I thought you might like some pictures especially since we've got our first babies!! http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo223/Juliaphil/IMG_0595.jpg http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo223/Juliaphil/IMG_0605.jpg htt...
by Julia
09 Sep 2012, 11:28
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Fumigating the hen house
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Fumigating the hen house

Thanks for that. When I discovered them I thought it was the answer to my prayers. But the red mite wars are raging with everyone I think.
by Julia
02 Sep 2012, 11:22
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Fumigating the hen house
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Fumigating the hen house

I wonder if anyone else has had experience of the "chicken home blitz" fumigation product. I bought some and set it alight this morning but it doesn't seem to be smoking and looks like it's gone out. I've tried relighting it but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. Is it fumigating or hav...
by Julia
24 Aug 2012, 15:58
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather loss
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Feather loss

Just on other thing. Do you have an egg withdrawal time with Ivermectin?
by Julia
24 Aug 2012, 15:55
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather loss
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Feather loss

Thanks for that . I really appreciate it.

Can I just buy it on line?
by Julia
24 Aug 2012, 15:51
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: painting inside coop
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: painting inside coop

I use water based primer. It has no fumes so you just have to air the house for the drying period (I paint it in the morning and let the girls back in after about 6 hours). It doesn't give you a nice glossy finish but it is easy to apply and fills up those nasty little cracks and it is dead easy to ...
by Julia
24 Aug 2012, 15:40
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Tell me about frontllne please
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Tell me about frontllne please

I've still got a few red mite despite disinfecting, painting the inside of the henhouse and sealing all the cracks with bathroom sealant. I have ordered the fumigation bombs and will use them when they get here but I was interested to read that some of you use frontline. Is it the spot-on that you u...
by Julia
19 Aug 2012, 13:42
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Feather loss
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Feather loss

I'm not really sure if my Gertrude has a problem. I've had a bout of leg mite about a year ago and it's one of those things I have managed to control but found it hard to eradicate. Polly then started to go a bit bald on her head and neck but I put this down to a bit of pecking as she's a cheeky lit...
by Julia
04 Jun 2012, 20:25
Forum: Other Poultry & Livestock
Topic: I think I'm into doves!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

I think I'm into doves!!!

I'm thinking of keeping doves.

I've already dot chickens (have had for 7 years now) and now I have a dove cote (long story)

Is there anyone else out there that keeps doves or as any experience of same?
So thankful for any help.

Julia
by Julia
28 Aug 2011, 14:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Hens and Wierd Food
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Hens and Wierd Food

My hens are just naughty old lushes. They will only eat apples that have fallen of the tree and half fermented. I'm sure Phoebe gets a bit tipsy. Is there an Alcoholics anonymous for chickens? )t(
by Julia
28 Dec 2010, 13:36
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Bored chickens
Replies: 21
Views: 1746

Re: Bored chickens

Thanks for all your ideas.

The girls have perked up a bit but want to come out now the snow's gone. I daren't let them out as he fox has been spotted up and down the road. I went out this morning and bought the some noodles and greens. Thought they might rustle up a stirfry.
by Julia
23 Dec 2010, 16:39
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Bored chickens
Replies: 21
Views: 1746

Re: Bored chickens

Thanks Steve. I've got a bag of sand so I will put that in the run and I'll hide their meal worms in it.

Good grief, they're worse than children.
by Julia
23 Dec 2010, 16:19
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Does their comb repair
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Does their comb repair

From my experience their comb doesn't grow back. My Queenie and Gertrude had a bust-up (usually they are firm friends) and Queenie's comb got torn. The flap bit died away and dropped off and now she only has half a comb
by Julia
23 Dec 2010, 16:11
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: My Girls are odd..
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: My Girls are odd..

Waste no, want not. Have you got anything planned for tea Lizzie?