new member from washington- hello & questions :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ketchup, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. ketchup

    ketchup Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! Im a new member to the forum and a new proud owner of two chickens. Barred Rocks. They are great, I love them. Getting familiar to all I need. interested in any info on best eco friendly way to keep mites away, best way to keep their area clean enough to be sanitary and safe. Am also looking for creative water feeders, so their not kicking dirt in in it daily [​IMG] grain feeders too. Anyone have a good link to treadle feeders that are not too expensive?

    do people use a disenfectant foot bath outside of their pens?
     
  2. Pretty Birdie

    Pretty Birdie Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! I have heard that diotomacious earth (I know I didn't spell that right) can help keep mites away. It's worth a shot, right?
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    7 dust 5% is not green, but it is low impact. [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ferndale, Washington. [​IMG]
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Monroe WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. ketchup

    ketchup Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all! I do have the DE food grade, was a little cautious to use it as some people state it is very bad if you breathe it in. Suppose I will just use it where it wont be kicked up that much, such as on the bottom of the roost.

    I am also looking to hopefully find a farm or person not too far from me (Im in WA), where I can get a frizzle sizzle hen chick. Anyone know of any farms that may? Thank!!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas, ketchup! I also am a believer in food grade DE! I don't get bogged down with things like footbaths since my birds are contained and no one with chickens of their own come visit, etc. Best of luck to you!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
     
  9. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome from Yakima.WA
     
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

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