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Poultry in Urbania

A group all about how to keep poultry including chickens, bantams,geese and ducks. Help with problems or questions and to brag about your special feathered friends.

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Comment by Tracey Hamilton on December 19, 2011 at 3:17pm

Have been using vasoline and it has worked really well.  The leg was looking much better after 3 days now to get some sunny weather to give their coop an overdue spring clean.

 

Comment by Roxy Hart on December 19, 2011 at 12:55pm

1 tsp of pyrethrum oil to 1 ltr water, use an old toothbrush to gently scrub this mix onto the legs. add another tsp of pyrethrum oil to the liquid left and spray on perching area. Add half a cup of diatomateous earth (from health shops) and a cup of fire ash from untreated wood to their dust bath as a preventative for mites and lice. Do this monthly in summer and bi monthly spring and autumn and not at all in winter.

Comment by josephal on December 12, 2011 at 1:45pm

Have read rawleighs ointment is good, plus its medicated.

Comment by Tracey Hamilton on December 12, 2011 at 1:19pm

Thanks  also read you can dip their legs in oil.  What is the cheapest stuff to use for disinfecting the coop that will kill the mites?

 

Comment by Daniel Martin on December 12, 2011 at 11:42am

We found the best way was to lather the legs with vasoline, this sufficates the mites and heals the legs. :)

Comment by Tracey Hamilton on December 12, 2011 at 11:21am

Hi, one of my girls has scaly mite on her legs.  Any suggestions for the best way to treat this?

 

Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on November 28, 2011 at 10:37pm

Mmm, help didnt come, my wife made a sort of cage that I thought would be useless, and Mother duck went to that place to stay with her family.

She really feel safe there.

Now the ducklings are growing and really FAAAAAST.

Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on November 24, 2011 at 8:53pm

URGENT MORE HELP: 10 ducklings hatched and the first day we had our first casuality, apparently was taken by a blackbird.

My mother in law saw several blackbirds harrasing them.

I consider the cats, but I live in Mangere, I didnt espect hawcks or anything like that.

Mum doesnt like coops, or any artificial housing, I fear that if I force her  into a run, I may do more damage as she may know better where in the garden wants to go for thermal, forage, rain and other reasons.

I have some birdnet. What do you recommend me?

Force her into a coop?

She prefer the open garden, should I force her to go into a more bushy area?

Could be enough put a zig zag of bird net to make hard for the blackbirds to fly?

Please help, I am working on that.

Thanks for the previous support.

Comment by Matt Moir on November 23, 2011 at 9:39pm

We are thinking of getting a couple free range chooks in our yard in Ellerslie dose anyone leads for where I can get some In the Auckland area?

Comment by Kathrina Muller on November 23, 2011 at 12:31pm

I haven't had ducks so will say what I would do for chicks.  I suggest you hunt for any slugs or snails, and squash them if they are big for the ducklings.  contents of the worm farm, or the bottom of the compost heap, especially if it has plenty of creatures. Try scaping some of the soil from under some mulch and check how many live creatures there are there, and put some in with the ducklings. 

My chicks (and the older hens) love violet seeds.  If you have a pond, with duck weed or azolla I would give them some of that.  Cat food is one thing that has been recommended to me, especially if they need extra protein.  But go easy on the bread.

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