Hey thanks Kathy! Your research and my annoying persistence lol; we could team up
I apologize, @CHICKENTIKKA82
, I have a really annoying habit of derailing threads lol
I hope you got some useful tips out of it, other members had great suggestions
I find it intriguing, how everyone differs in their beliefs, methods, and practices, but we can all agree that one thing takes precedence; our care for our animals.
I think, sometimes, we stress too much about too little. Having animals should be an enjoyable experience, not stressful. I'm guilty of "loving" things to death; ie, I've over watered and overfed and killed plants, I've killed kittens over medicating, I've been guilty of guessing wrong and losing animals because of bad decisions, and poor genetics, etc. It stinks.
But I've also found myself looking up what the spots on a comb could be and it ranged from scabs to death... Lol I freaked myself out thinking contagious disease and it was literally a scab from a peck. I panicked and culled a hen because of a scab.
The point of that was; relax, they're birds. Yes, some of us have pets, some have livestock, and some (me) have livestock that I am very fond of, my pets that I eat ha-ha; I had to at some point relax, stop scaring myself, and trust that these birds are a lot tougher than we think. Meds aren't necessary unless they are actually sick, and dusting and pest control isn't needed unless there are actually pests...
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in my book. Cleanliness, fresh water, good nutrition, healthy birds that are almost care free
Relaxing and enjoyable, like it should be! Edited by shortgrass - 11/8/15 at 6:21am