hello my name is pat and i live in essex england

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by petricia, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. petricia

    petricia New Egg

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    i have 3 bantams a silky apekin and a wellsummer am new to hen keeping and only have a small free run as well as a enclosed coup am worried about not being able to keep the ground rotated any suggestions on keeping it sanitised .my hens are supposed to be 6 mnths old and we have had them for a month any help please
     
  2. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I am a new member too but I have been getting valuable information from here for almost a year! Great place!
    Lots of knowledge people so I know you will find out the best way to take care of your chicken area.

    I don't know the best way... I just rake my small area and recover it with very fine pine shavings. If the ground needs more help than that, I sprinkle lime powder in the soil to help break down the waste. I mix it in before I place the shavings.

    There is an article on here about using sand but I don't know about that being best.

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  3. glendaschicks

    glendaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Pat. I'm too new to have any advice for you, but welcome to the site.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Pat, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Best of luck to you and your flock!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Pat, welcome to BYC.
     

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