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  1. HollyWoozle

    Boring Bored Bore (-ETC.)

    We have used wood chips to cover the mud for the first time this year and it has really helped a lot. We are using hard wood chips specifically aimed at poultry keepers, I think you have to avoid bark chips as they carry mould spores which can be harmful.
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    Hen limping x 4 weeks, no swelling or scab

    We have a hen who only hopped for 3 weeks, then limped badly for quite some time. We’re now something like 7 months on and she still has a noticeable limp, I think whatever injury she had sustained just healed that way and it she lives a full and normal life. We did however keep her separate...
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    Eye parasite??

    Any update on this, @Blueberrygrey?
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    Yet Another Winter Thread (-55C/-67F)

    I don't have anything useful to add but just wanted to say that these topics are very good for us to see over here in England. People get in such a panic when it gets a bit chilly that their chickens will all freeze and in the meantime yours are strolling about in -34C :eek: Sounds like you...
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    Eye parasite??

    I wonder what the cause can be? I think I’d try to remove it too :fl it does look like pus but presumably there is something there to have caused it.
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    unpopular chicken opinions??

    I said in a chicken FB group that I’d rather cull a rooster than make him wear a no-crow collar and as we say over here, that went down like a lead balloon :lol:
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    Most Favorite Rooster!

    We had a cuckoo marans rooster and he went on to have various issues, becoming a bit mean to the hens, although I really liked him in his youth and was sorry to see him go (he was culled in the end). We have 6 homebred hens by him though and they are bulletproof! We didn’t mean to breed but the...
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    Should confined layers have extra vitamin D?

    Just saw this next post - a good point! I expect they'll ignore my email too. :p
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    Should confined layers have extra vitamin D?

    Thanks for your input, this is helpful! I hadn't even considered that about blind chickens. I think it's a shame that people don't recognise the various effects (and benefits) of sunlight upon our feathered friends. Thank you. I am really interested to hear that you are supplementing vitamins...
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    Should confined layers have extra vitamin D?

    Someone in a group just told me that they think hens aren't at all affected by sunlight anyway, since they have feathers... :barnie
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    Should confined layers have extra vitamin D?

    Thanks both for your thoughts. I think the majority of people here are not offering any extra vitamins at this time and I am just wondering about the long-term impact really. I assume DEFRA would think to mention it if it was a major concern, since they decide on the confinement, but I think...
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    Should confined layers have extra vitamin D?

    Just a musing really... here in the UK we are on 'flockdown' as many of you know. Since mid-December all captive poultry have had to be kept inside, or at least in a run which is totally sealed off from wild birds (including a roof to stop droppings from wild birds getting in). I really feel...
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    Show me your 'before and after' photos of rescued chickens!

    I think I must have a doppelganger! :lol: Your Maggie is a beauty and she looks so much better! I'm sorry for your losses along the way, but it sounds like you have worked so far to give these little ladies a chance. I appreciate that a lot. Hah, good on you! It's great that you were bold...
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    From the life of a chicken fan

    Wow, what a beginning! Do you have some photos of your flock now?
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    Integrating a rooster

    Thanks @Ridgerunner, it makes perfect sense and I wasn't questioning the logic, I just never heard it used before. :)
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    Integrating a rooster

    Ours was definitely a welcome anticlimax! :D
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    Meet my flock!

    What a pretty bunch!
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    Show me your 'before and after' photos of rescued chickens!

    Just for fun! We sometimes take on ex-battery hens from a charity and it is a joy to watch them regain their health. I have shared our greatest 'before and after' before, Ragnhild, but I'd like to invite some of you to share yours too. I've added Ragnhild here again and sweet Frida too (she...
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    Integrating a rooster

    I'm in the UK but until your posts I have never heard of this method of putting a hen in with the rooster alone to start. After quarantine time* we have just put the rooster in with the hens, in the daylight so we can observe, and by bedtime they have all been fine. Personally I wouldn't...
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