Chickens idea to keep them busy

Michael Reynolds

Regular Member
If you have Red mite you should be careful if you have your other birds out side at the moment Hopeful and I will say do not leave them on the ground until the mites have been cleared.
 

Hopeful

Regular Member
@Michael Reynolds
f you have Red mite you should be careful if you have your other birds out side at the moment
I don’t have any other birds at the moment, but thank you for the advice. The chickens have the whole back garden to themselves 😁 the dogs run in the orchard and we have a little oasis at the side of the house with decking and a mess free lawn which is where birdie will join us. I treat the chicken area as often as I think it needs dusting but I was a bit slow this year 🤦🏼‍♀️
 

Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

Regular Member
That’s fabulous, I will make kebabs for my ladies now!
Currently waging war against the dreaded red mite again! ( knee deep in diatomaceous earth!)
unlike many people here we appear to be red mite free and have been for a few years now. We use Diatom very liberally - in all the cracks in the henhouse, its flooring and also where they dustbathe. We did used to get something called Poultry Shield and then on a hot sunny day the henhouse would be sprayed, dried and re built. We were lucky then to have a winter henhouse and a summer one so could swap between the two as the seasons changed.
 

Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

Regular Member
@Wendy Cooper-Wolfe i mix the earth with water and use it as a spray on the ground as well as the powder in the hen house, but we get them every year!
I dust the ladies too, much to their disgust 😂
The things we do for our girls! Had to give one a bath recently (messy bum) and as we are on view to passing traffic i know that people in the village will be adding "washing their chickens" to the list of weird things we do😁
 

CaptainHowdy

Regular Member
The things we do for our girls! Had to give one a bath recently (messy bum) and as we are on view to passing traffic i know that people in the village will be adding "washing their chickens" to the list of weird things we do😁
I had to bathe one of my cockerals feet a couple of months back when we had all that horrible weather. He's a booted bantam and refused to stop playing in the mud! He got bathed in the kitchen sink, I can only imagine what my neighbours thought if they saw me carrying him into the house telling him he was going to have a spa day 😂😂😂😂
 
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