Hi from England

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dragon1817, May 21, 2012.

  1. Dragon1817

    Dragon1817 Hatching

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    I have a problem with my leghorns, and have been reading the advice on the forum about feather plucking,

    the answer, I know would be to let them free range, but as my neighbours whole flock was devastated by a fox I am reluctant, I do let them out of the run for a few hours most nights after I return from work, but this is obviously not enough

    Any other advice welcome
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

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    Can you spray Blue Kote on any red areas ? They don't like the taste of it. Other than that idk. Good Luck.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    You could try some "environmental enrichment" - hanging treat balls, foods that take longer to eat like carrots and sweet potatoes, watermelon rinds, etc. . And as much outdoor time as possible. How much space do you have for your birds? Also, do you think you may have 1 or 2 culprets? If so, separating them or removing them permanently may help.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  7. DeniseL

    DeniseL Chirping

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    Not able to help with the answer but you've come to the right place and sounds like you've already gotten some good suggestions of things to try. Hope you are able to resolve things soon. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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