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    Where to buy NuStock, NE Oklahoma, for leg mites

    Thanks! Want to get this started first thing in the am. Now I will sleep better. Phew!
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    Where to buy NuStock, NE Oklahoma, for leg mites

    Got a beautiful 8 month Silkie roo free on CraigsList today for my Silkie hens. Problem is he has a serious case of leg mites. Yes I knew it as soon as I saw him but took him anyway. Put him by himself in a large dog crate in garage for the night while I researched here. After 3 hours of reading...
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    Interior Coop Pics

    It's changed a bit since then! Will try to post tomorrow.
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    Bumblefoot Surgery tomorrow ...

    Phew! 2 feet done, 6 more to go. Daisy was an awesome patient! I am still confused though on what I am seeing. The scabs came off quite easily with just a very small bit of stuff attached to underside. I massaged and squeezed and a sort of round pink bubble of skin? was seen in the middle. I cut...
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    Bumblefoot Surgery tomorrow ...

    I think I can I think I can ... after a cocktail and a good smoke ;-) Thank you so much for the detailed reply! Doubt I will get all 4 done in one day (that would be 8 feet, or 2&3/4 yards, ha! I crack myself up, sorry) but will report back tomorrow evening, possibly with fun pics! By...
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    Bumblefoot Surgery tomorrow ...

    Oh lordy HELP! I just watched a video of what I think I need to do tomorrow when my husband can help ... Almost lost my lunch. Okay I can do this if I HAVE to. Out of 23 chickens all 4 of my Polish girls have the black scab in the centers of BOTH feet. All about 1/4" diameter. They are not...
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    White mites on poop in runs

    Thank you! Just did some research and I think that's it. No doubt they came about due to all the rain, heat, and high humidity we've been having. Probably the feed kicked out of the chicks bowls and getting so wet brought them about to feast. Checked my feed bin with a magnifying glass and phew...
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    White mites on poop in runs

    Hmm, then what would they be? A gazillion of them all over my runs in the smashed down wet poop. They look just like the red mites, round bodied, but even smaller. I couldn't stand it so went ahead and covered the runs with 5% sevin dust. All is well today with no more 'moving' poop.
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    Need HELP again,another silkie chick

    So sorry to see this. ((hugs))
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    White mites on poop in runs

    Not sure I'm putting this in the right place ... Have never seen any bugs on my chickens or in the coops. Dusting with DE since day one. I keep very clean runs and coops with sand in the runs and under roost bars and scoop every day. We have had a lot of rain lately and the sand in runs is now...
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    FLIES!!! LOTS OF THEM

    I read on here last summer, when it was so incredibly hot, to try vanilla air freshener hangers. Those cardboard tree thingys that hang in cars. I hung several in my runs and it helped a lot. They need to be replaced often but are pretty cheap to use during the fly season. I also sprinkle DE...
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    White mites on poop in runs

    Have never seen any bugs on my chickens or in the coops. Dusting with DE since day one. I keep very clean runs and coops with sand in the runs and under roost bars and scoop every day. We have had a lot of rain lately and the sand in runs is now packed down. When I go to clean up the poop is...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    I guess that's the answer(s) I thought I would get. Okay, I am leaving them alone. One more question for now, do I change the momma's feed out to chick starter as soon as they start hatching? Thanks
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    I have 2 Silkies sitting on 19 eggs in the nursery here... http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/555948_359724734071245_100001011649454_980617_144442160_n.jpg The eggs are from a 4 day period with the first due to hatch tomorrow, Easter! It is pouring rain now and probably tomorrow...
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