Archive for April, 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Chicken House Bedding - best and worst

What is the best material for chicken house bedding? A very common question.
We recommend a product called easibed for chicken house bedding as it is super asorbant, smells nice and chickens love to turn it over. It is clean and free from dust and light making house cleaning so easy.
I will add a link as [...]

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

P&T Poultry - The Experts

Thank you all for your emails about the blog they are appreciated, although I do believe you can add comments here if it is easier for you. I am glad we are helping.
It has come to my attention we are experts thank you but we are not, we have experience in our field but please [...]

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Spring Time

Wow here we go chicks running everywhere again, I am afraid due to time pressures this year our chicks are naturally reared. Acres of grass seem to be growing again, glad it is lighter and lighter I need it :). The good news my brother will be taking over breeding for me from 2009 so we [...]

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

No More Felt Roofs Please

Of course we make money selling red mite sprays and powders but we prefer healthy chickens for our customers. Red Mite will live and breed under felt and you will never be able to kill them off, you will spend £10’s to £100’s on treatments that will never kill the safe eggs under the felt [...]

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Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Chicken Wormer Parastie Control

Chickens do need to be wormed on a regular basis. I am saddened to hear recently of chickens dying from worms and secondary infections. Treating your birds every 3 to 6 months will be ideal and hopefully keep them heatly pets and good egg layers, not worming your chickens may and often does lead to [...]

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Saturday, April 19th, 2008

I am new to keeping chickens what is the best breed to choose?

Easy - Light Sussex Chickens :)
They are pretty birds and very calm, they are an old English breed, they lay lots of eggs and of course they are very very hardy chickens.
They are very pretty birds with a white body with black tail, black necks trully stunning birds running around the garden but for novices they [...]

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Saturday, April 19th, 2008

How do control Red Mite?

If you have a chicken house with felt on the roof and are struggling with red mite, please please get rid of the felt, mite will live under there and you can not get to them. If you have felt roofing strip it off and try a product called onduline similar to corragated sheeting. Now [...]

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Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Fully Formed chicks dead in shell

Hi, I am sorry this problem seems to be high this season. Again I say this is mainly related to too much humidity in your incubator. It is great news that more people are incubating but there are three things you must get right :- Temp, Humidity and Hygiene. Control these three elements and with good [...]

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