Originally Posted by taprock
Beautiful Day!! Hopefully it stays nice, we are having a bunch of people over tonight for gourmet smores. The yard work is done and house cleaned .... except my stink quail cages. I had just cardboard pull out trays in the bottom and my son was being helpful watering them. Just say I have really stinky trays that have to be replaced.
don't you love it when they try to help...when my grand son was about 2or3 he wanted to help mommy with the laundry and put bleach in the machine.....to this day (he is 24) I don't think she buys bleach
as for the cocci, I understand most birds have it as it is in the ground ect.... but it is hard to know when to treat if they show no sign of blood, and when they do it may be to late...I think that is why a lot of farmers treat every spring regardless
Originally Posted by NovaAman
I put the birds away last night having never heard a crow from Mr. F all day. This morning when he did not come out again, I was worried. I looked in he was not there, I looked under, and there he was, standing up! Sweet. I went to get some feed for the tinies and ERRRR-RRRR-RRRRRARRRRRR! Loud and clear. It is pretty messed up when a crow can nearly bring you to tears.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!.I hope this is a real sign that he is getting better
Originally Posted by fuzzybutt love
did you also give the one for Kentucky Fried chicken spice? I thought I got that here, also thought I wrote it down... can't find it and my jar is empty
Originally Posted by RBahmer
Ok, I have a question for everyone. Hope someone can help me with it. How do I elimanate mice from my young chickens house without hurting my young ones ? They are in there real bad and I can't stand it !!!! Anyone have any answers ?
I would not use pellets...poison......we had mice in the basement once.... when we cleaned it out I found D-con every were, in old shirt pockets, in the cat litter even under and old rug.....they will move it and chickens could get a hold of it......if at all possible set traps up high or in a box or behind things chicks can not get at.....do not keep food in the coop, (it will stay cleaner as the chicks will be out were the food is) you may however have a bird as in sparrow problem,coming in to eat the feed, need to put bird netting all around ,then they fly in the door if that is open for hens to come in and out,,,can't win there but please do not take the chance of poisoning them
Originally Posted by Olive Hill
Careful poisoning mice. Hens will eat dead mice they find laying around and though you may never know it... those same hens are laying your eggs. Other animals can also get them and in mammals the residual poison can cause nasty side effects.
RB - To kill the ones you've already got, I'd just make some little covered boxes, with tiny doors and set traps inside them. The chickens won't be able to move the boxes, but the mice can get in to the traps and then you can just lift the boxes to get them out and reset. To keep them out in the long term, make sure there's no food in there for them. (Easier said than done.)
QUESTION,,,one of my hens is sick,, But I know what the problem is ...so she is 4yrs, plus. and last night she had been in the nest box a long time and when I picked her up there was raw egg so now I know one that has been laying soft and shell-less eggs, I soaked her bottom in epsomsalts,hot water,she is still not looking herself today so I thought I should give her some antibiotics, I have Tetracyclie on hand do you think that would work?I also noticed a small scab (bumble) on the bottom of her foot, treating that to,