Originally Posted by beaglady
30 pages of unread messages, so I might never get caught up. Figured I'd pop in and say Hi, rather than just go MIA. Your garden pix are making me jealous - none here this year. I finally got a couple tomato plants and am going to put them in an empty hoop coop, since I didn't get my raised beds built and we didn't get to till anything. Hubby darlin recently spent 8 days in the hospital with an infection related to his hip replacement. He's on the mend but not exactly ready to help with farm projects.
DH hired someone to clean out all my chicken pens for me, and it was a wonderful boost to how frustrated I was feeling with being behind on every single project. About a dozen of my hens went to live with one of my friends, so there are a few less mouths to feed. A couple girls are broody. Finally had a successful hatch - 36 new babies, faverolles, mostly BBS ameraucanas and a few marans. With luck, I'll have baby Narri turkeys next week.
Thats all that's new here.
Such a bummer about DH, hope everything starts falling into place for you. Also... can I pic your brain? I have some turkey poults that are 2 weeks old. Not sure what breed, we think we have it narrowed down to either, Wild, BBB, or Narragansett, since you have the Narris, what do you think?
Originally Posted by My peeps
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
You can use Sevin dust or permethrin spray on the nests & bedding but ivermectin is better for the birds. You can get it in the cattle meds section of any farm supply store. Get ivomectin cattle pour on. A small bottle is about $15 & should last a year or longer on a small flock even if you treat monthly. It takes care of lice, mites, fleas, ticks, worms & can also be used on dogs & cats (same med as in frontline). Use a dropper to spread doses under wings, near vent & on back of neck. Dosages are as follows:
.5ml for adult large fowl
.25ml for juvenile large fowl & adult bantams
1-2 drops on back of neck for chicks
Do you have to toss eggs while treating?
Yes you do. I think it wasn't mentioned because Kling isn't getting any eggs just yet.
WING and TROYER, Great Pics!! Super way to start my morning looking at them.