Stella's Social Club

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by The Sheriff, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. LaceyMae

    LaceyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    When my live trap gets all nasty, I hose it out, scrub all the wire and plates, then put on a light coat of bacon oil (the clear layer of the bacon grease that forms after it cools.) Ants will get on it for a day or two, but they haven't been a problem for me. Other types of oil woud be better and last longer, but the bacon grease will attract the attention of possums and coons, while helping the trap to work smoothly and not rust as bad.
     
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  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Lard?

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Lacey Mae glad to have you join Stella's flock [​IMG] You are a keeper, and have given good advice already
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Mary is Tucker eligible to be POW on BYC??? I think he belongs there
     
  5. LaceyMae

    LaceyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why, thank you, DrumstickDiva! I am glad to have found this site, it is just crammed full of like minded people! Everyone has been so nice and although I have heard tell of some grumblers, I have not personally run across any!
     
  6. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks good idea...................who can resist bacon?
     
  7. lonnyandrinda

    lonnyandrinda Overrun With Chickens

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    I've treated for coccidia over and over, from the day they hatch, and it doesn't make a difference. I've tried brooding them in a wire brooder, too, and still no difference. As I'm already set to take chicks in for testing I'm going for that and skipping this step. Thanks though. That was definitely my first thought.

    X2!
     
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  8. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    Good idea if you have been treating for coccidia, instead of just feeding a medicated starter. Corid/ amprolium in a treatable dose, ties up NIACIN , a B Vitamin, and causes neurological problems that sometimes mimic Mareks. The lab will tell you.
     
  9. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh my.

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  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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