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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We are seeing chickens with oozing right eyes and some wet bills from nasal mucous.
The birds are losing weight and dying at the rate of one or more daily.
They have been treated with antibiotics tetracycline and a dewormer.
Any clues as to what this may be? We are checking on costs for autopsy...
Well as things are turning out. We are unintentionally culling the flock. Now have about 50 birds.
I am removing the top layers today and putting down more fresh straw.
I am not sure how much will be left underneath the compacted top.
I will be posting another question about diseases. I need...
I have been learning from your posts but I have a problem due to the number of birds in our coop.
There are probably 100 - 110 chickens of several varieties, turkeys, 10 Guineas and cornish and I find that it takes 3 days for fresh hay to be completely covered with a wet layer of droppings...
Great pyrenees are great family dogs. They will defend the family to the death but they are gentle and love attention.
Some people say they are difficult to train but my friend has one that is great!
They are good around birds. She has had hers in a 40x40 open pen with poultry and not a single...