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Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare April 24th, 2013, 13:24
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By spodski
Poorly girl, drinking a lot and fluid around back end

Hi,
Sorry not been online for ages, so busy! I have a young hen (beautiflu buff orp), new layer, who is off colour. She has had a very, very dirty bum for the last couple of days and obviously not...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 10th, 2012, 07:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By spodski
Hi, I use Battles as well, great stuff! I...

Hi,
I use Battles as well, great stuff! I recenetly took in 2 girls who were crawling with lice. Battles did the job in a couple of days. If they are really badly infested it is best to pluck out the...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 9th, 2012, 21:47
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By spodski
Yes I did wonder about rats but I think they...

Yes I did wonder about rats but I think they would probably take several. I do have a girl who lays very thin shelled eggs. I will spend some time in the run with them and see if I can get tot he...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 9th, 2012, 16:17
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By spodski
Thanks for that. I seem to have it in both coops...

Thanks for that. I seem to have it in both coops at the moment. I went out with afternoon treats and there was a lovely egg in first coop. Thought I would collect it on way back. Came back 2 minutes...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 9th, 2012, 12:57
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By spodski
Egg eater

Has anyone any ideas on how to spot an egg eater. Every day I have eggs that are sticky and covered in what appears to be yoke. There is no shell left but I suspect one of the girls is eating her...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 9th, 2012, 12:55
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By spodski
I love mine going broody, so much easier than the...

I love mine going broody, so much easier than the incubator, and so much cheaper. I breed Siciliana and they are excellent mothers! I have also got a Speckled Sussex that is broody at the moment with...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 9th, 2012, 11:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By spodski
Hi, Thanks for that. I am particularly interested...

Hi,
Thanks for that. I am particularly interested in Blue Laced. From them I should also get Buff Laced or Gold Laced depending on what the breeding stock contains.
Many thanks,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 7th, 2012, 07:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By spodski
Hi Sandie, Yes a very expensive mistake to make!...

Hi Sandie,
Yes a very expensive mistake to make! Won't do it again though! I am looking for Blue Laced Wyandotte large fowl if anyone knows of a good breeder.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 7th, 2012, 06:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By spodski
Hi Megan, Yes that's the mistake that I made! He...

Hi Megan,
Yes that's the mistake that I made! He told me they are expensive because of the quality of the bird that laid the egg, not that they would be fertile. I am absolutely disgusted with them....
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 6th, 2012, 22:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By spodski
Hi, Yes I would appreciate a contact for a...

Hi, Yes I would appreciate a contact for a reliable breeder!
Many thanks,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 6th, 2012, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By spodski
Hi, Very sad but you are incredible being able to...

Hi,
Very sad but you are incredible being able to investigate her death! Photos ammazing!
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare July 6th, 2012, 21:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By spodski
Cheshire Poultry

I have had disastrous results from email egg purchases so recently bought 12 Blue Laced Wyandotte eggs from Cheshire Poultry, believing they would be reliable (sucked in by good web site). I paid £5...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 18th, 2012, 22:19
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By spodski
If she is otherwise well she is probably just...

If she is otherwise well she is probably just molting. There is no specific time for them to moult, they do it all year. I have had one look oven ready all Winter and only recently has she started to...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 18th, 2012, 09:38
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By spodski
Quiet Chicks

My new babies ae really, really quiet! I have hatched loads in the past and they have always been very vocal, chirping loudly, especially in the morning. I have 7 in this batch and they are...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 18th, 2012, 09:34
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By spodski
Eggscellent news! I need to lose weight! :eek:

Eggscellent news! I need to lose weight! :eek:
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 18th, 2012, 09:30
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By spodski
It depends on the weather. During the Summer I...

It depends on the weather. During the Summer I take mine outside from about 2 weeks and let them have a run about on the grass. I have a huge dog cahe that I put them in. I only let them out for...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 17th, 2012, 09:06
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By spodski
So sad about the NN! Best wishes. Good that other...

So sad about the NN! Best wishes.
Good that other members are able and wiling to offer eggs.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 17th, 2012, 09:06
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By spodski
So sad about the NN! Best wishes. Good that other...

So sad about the NN! Best wishes.
Good that other members are able and wiling to offer eggs.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 17th, 2012, 09:05
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By spodski
So sad about the NN! Best wishes. Good that other...

So sad about the NN! Best wishes.
Good that other members are able and wiling to offer eggs.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 16th, 2012, 15:59
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By spodski
Undautri

Has anyone any news from Kath recently? I haven't seen any recent posts.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 16th, 2012, 15:56
Replies: 3
Views: 2,042
Posted By spodski
Hi, i only use steriliser if the eggs are dirty....

Hi,
i only use steriliser if the eggs are dirty. It is important to use water that is warmer than the egg if you do use it. Eggs have a natural coating to prevent germs penetrating, washing removes...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 15th, 2012, 14:45
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By spodski
Perhaps she's hit the drakeopause and is dumping...

Perhaps she's hit the drakeopause and is dumping all her remaining eggs, as we women do! Lovely for you if she continues, and I agree, get them in the incubator!!!
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 15th, 2012, 14:44
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By spodski
Perhaps she's hit the drakeopause and is dumping...

Perhaps she's hit the drakeopause and is dumping all her remaining eggs, as we women do! Lovely for you if she continues, and I agree, get them in the incubator!!!
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 15th, 2012, 14:34
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By spodski
I bought an RCom second hand. Seller told me it...

I bought an RCom second hand. Seller told me it was one without a sponge. When it arrived it had a sponge and it kept going yuk. Bought new ones but always seemed to have humidity issues. I had lots...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 14th, 2012, 22:43
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By spodski
Hi, No they were in my new incubator which my...

Hi,
No they were in my new incubator which my lovely hubby bought me for my birthday! They were my trial to check that it was working. 100% results so far, 8 more due over next couple of days! Much...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare February 14th, 2012, 21:36
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By spodski
First babies of the season!

Almost forgot how cute they are!
Forum: Pure Breeds and Enthusiasts February 1st, 2012, 12:56
Replies: 2
Views: 2,122
Posted By spodski
It must have bonded with it, will think it's mum!...

It must have bonded with it, will think it's mum! Bless him! Nothing wrong with a comfort blanket until ready to exchange for stuffing and cranberry sauce!:D
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 28th, 2012, 11:30
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By spodski
Crikey it sounds very confusing in your neck of...

Crikey it sounds very confusing in your neck of the woods! I'd stick to drinking alcohol if I were you! :D
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 28th, 2012, 11:23
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By spodski
My run is a proper mud bath! Can't wait for some...

My run is a proper mud bath! Can't wait for some dry weather. They hve been free ranging in the garden until the last week but I have to restrict them to their part of the garden as bulbs are coming...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 28th, 2012, 09:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By spodski
Hi, Chickens don't like change. You need to...

Hi,
Chickens don't like change. You need to change their food regime slowly. Reduce the amount of scratch gradually over a few days.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 27th, 2012, 09:18
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By spodski
That's it, you tell her!!! I do hope you manage...

That's it, you tell her!!!
I do hope you manage to stop them, it must be really frustrating for you. Sounds like you need some roll away next boxes urgently.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 27th, 2012, 09:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By spodski
At 6 years old she is quite an old lady. I...

At 6 years old she is quite an old lady. I wouldn't think that she is still laying, so very unlikely to be egg bound. Chcikens are prone to tumours in old age, did the vet check for swellings? Other...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 26th, 2012, 17:00
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By spodski
Many congratulations!:D

Many congratulations!:D
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 26th, 2012, 09:42
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By spodski
They drop one wing and dance around the girl/s....

They drop one wing and dance around the girl/s. Very cute! Mine also give food treats or call the girls to eat and then stand back and let them have all the best bits!:D
Forum: Pure Breeds and Enthusiasts January 24th, 2012, 13:28
Replies: 53
Views: 32,880
Posted By spodski
White Siciliana x9, Old English Pheasant Fowl x3,...

White Siciliana x9, Old English Pheasant Fowl x3, Speckled Sussex x3, One each of Maran, Light Sussex, Crested Cream Legbar, An old hybrid girl who came to retire, 2 Rhode Island Red/Light Sussex...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 22nd, 2012, 20:23
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By spodski
Not in South Yorkshire but there is an excellent...

Not in South Yorkshire but there is an excellent one in Chesterfield, Ian or Bruce at Spire Vets.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 22nd, 2012, 20:20
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By spodski
Forgot to say Siciliana are quite small, only...

Forgot to say Siciliana are quite small, only about the size of a bantam. Another small bird that is lovely is Crested Cream Legbar. They lay blue eggs.
Regards,
Lynn
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 22nd, 2012, 20:18
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By spodski
Yes, sort of; they have a unique cup comb and...

Yes, sort of; they have a unique cup comb and olive green legs. Sicilian buttercup are yellowish and speckled. They were bred in America from the Sicilian Buttercups taken to USA by immigrants from...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 22nd, 2012, 20:03
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By spodski
15 for a five day old chick!!!!!!!! ROFL X 6...

15 for a five day old chick!!!!!!!! ROFL X 6
And no he can't sex them!
I breed extremely rare and endangered White Siciliana, the breeding stock I imported from Siciliy and at the time they were...
Forum: Poultry Health and Welfare January 21st, 2012, 10:30
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By spodski
I would think either mink or fox could be...

I would think either mink or fox could be responsible. Very sad!
Regards,
Lynn
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