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    Looks like maggots at the bottom of my water bowl!!!!

    Yes I do. I hope that is the reason.
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    Looks like maggots at the bottom of my water bowl!!!!

    Hi All, Has anyone had this happen to them? I have found on two different occasions what appears to be maggots at the bottom of my chickens water bowl. They are small tan worms-definitely look like maggots. they are still alive in the water. I'm grossed out and don't know what to do. I am...
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    Long Islanders!! Long Island Poultry is GREAT....

    That's great. Love the names. Enjoy!
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    Long Islanders!! Long Island Poultry is GREAT....

    OMG so cute. I got the same mix from him last year. They are all doing great. Good layers! Keep me posted on the names. Good luck.
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    Long Islanders!! Long Island Poultry is GREAT....

    Hi yes. I got all my chicks from Wayne. He's great. Very helpful. I have never had any issues with their health or anything. He always has Easter Eggers. Let me know what you get. Good luck.
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    Long Islanders!! Long Island Poultry is GREAT....

    Are you getting them from Wayne?
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    Rats

    I'm dealing with the same unfortunate issue. I'm trying Dr Brooners peppermint castile shampoo now. I'm going to mix it with water and try to flush them out. My next step is to use DE and Severn dust everywhere. I'm freaked out. I hope they will not harm my chickens. And can these voles be...
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    Please help-----Has anyone used Dr Bronners Castile Liquid Soap-Peppermint for mice/rats/vole??

    I read an post on here on ridding rats from the chicken pen. Someone mentioned using Dr Bronners Castile Liquid Soap-Peppermint mixed with water. We have never had an issue before. We have had a pretty mild winter here in NY. The ground is certainly not frozen. I have been finding holes...
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    Bugs on eggs

    Following. I'm curious
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    Something is digging holes everywhere around the coop!!

    I'm having the exact same problem and I'm loosing my mind. I found little poops in my nesting boxes. I'm grossed out. My chicken run is plenty big for my seven hens. It's divided up into sections. These holes are everywhere. I'm going to try the chunx bait.
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    Help! Something is burrowing holes in my chicken pen

    I'm going to look into this. Thank you
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    Help! Something is burrowing holes in my chicken pen

    Please help. Something is making burrowing holes from under the ground into my chicken pen. What ever it is getting into the coop and eating the chicken feed because I am finding little pellet poops in the nesting box. I'm not sure what it is - I'm assuming it's a rat, mouse, mole or vole...
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    want a tip that will make your hens lay like its spring in the winter

    I use cayenne pepper to help boost egg production. The object of them eating the hot pepper flavor is that it also promotes water intake. They can't taste the heat of the pepper but it urges them to drink by increasing their thirst.
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