Archive for April 19th, 2008

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

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

Easy - Light Sussex ChickensĀ :)
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. AgainĀ 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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