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    Denagard Dosage

    One person took honey and thinned it with water over heat. Just warmed it up enough to allow it to mix with the water. Then they added that to the dosage of denagard and the birds drank it. I think she used a 1/4 cup of honey and half cup of water. That took enough of the bitterness out so they...
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    Comment by 'peahenry' in item 'Araucana'

    Sorry you culled the two birds. There are ways to help an egg bound hen. Do some research and give it a try. Usually once they get past the one bound egg they are fine.
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    Keeping chickens cool in the summer?

    Your pretty babies are so grown that if they had to they would swim!! You can put a larger/wider container in there and fill it up to 4 inches deep and they would be perfectly safe and have more cool refreshment.
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    Keeping chickens cool in the summer?

    The lattice area has openings that a snake or weasel can easily get through. I suggest that you install 1/2x1/2 wire cloth on the inside to keep smaller predators out.
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    Anyone use SAND in the run/coop

    DE works by getting on the outside of the bugs and they ingest it by licking it off their antenna and legs. It then kills from the inside not the outside.
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    Anyone use SAND in the run/coop

    Are you finding any liquid / urine in the bottom of the sand? How are you handling that?
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    Anyone use SAND in the run/coop

    You can use a hay pitchfork and put screen over it. Voila! Giant scoop!! Just make sure the openings in the screen will let the sand through. If you use the number 3 coarser sand, you may need to use 1/4 or 1/2 inch wire cloth.
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    Chicken Roosts - Shapes, Sizes, and Placement

    You can just "sister" a 2x4 vertically to make a 3" wide top or you can do as you plan but put screws in the end of the vertical 2x4 so your flat one slips over it. Drill a hole that will just let the screw fit in and you can then take the roosts down for easy cleaning. You can use a nail and...
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    Denagard Dosage

    Your info says it is not approved in the US. Is that true?
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    Denagard Dosage

    You state that Denagard is not approved in the US. Is that true that it is not approved??
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    Great Pyrenees?

    We have one that was adopted into the family. They are great family dogs and once bonded they will protect the family to the death. Ours has been kept in a calf house with a flock of chickens and never harmed them and will keep nasties out 24/7. Be aware that they can be runners so you really...
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    Our trio!

    Thanks. I hope they will wait for 4 weeks before they start laying. They are outdoors and the eggs will freeze if I am not right there when they are laid. Our golden australorps pair have been laying since early November. We have 7 birds from them. They are almost ready to start laying now...
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    Our trio!

    Here is out beautiful trio! I think the grid in the background is 2x4inches. Rooster is about 20 inches tall!! Ladies are not laying eggs yet. Can't wait to hatch their chicks!!!
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    Chicken illness

    I am assisting the farm owner. There are about 50 chickens, 4 ducks, one goose and 5 or 6 turkeys. Plus 10 Guinea hens. Chickens are the concern for now. There are some rare ones that we lost and some that are surviving so far but we still lose one or two a day. In late September, we went to...
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    Chicken illness

    I know... We lost some rare birds already. Damage is done. Learning experience for me, but farm owner has experience and is puzzled too. Could be so many different diseases. Another expense could be a problem at this time, but we will check out your recommendations. Any other ideas... Keep 'em...
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