Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

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Which type of fowl is your favorite?

Standard Chicken
129
36%
Duck
53
15%
Geese
8
2%
Turkey
10
3%
Peafowl
19
5%
Pigeons
42
12%
Bantams
67
19%
Other
26
7%
 
Total votes : 354

Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby MoonfallTheFox » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:26 pm

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I have 2 house roosters. A sebright and a frizzled serama.
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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby MoonfallTheFox » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:33 pm

claypigeon wrote:hey! when we got our chickens they had nasty feet mites we couldn't shake. One has overcome it, but one, our friendlyier and Chubber one named Betty is still pretty tender on her legs and her scales are still uprooting.

any simple remedies? We tried feet bathing in oils and things.

I hate seeing her in pain. But I was also wondering, I'm a vegan that raises chickens and I was wondering if anyone else here raises chickens ( for fun or if their parents farm the eggs\meat) that are also against meat and animal products ? Any poultry raising vegetarians or vegans?

Those are a nightmare to get rid of.

What's worked best for me is to use a dog or cat spot on treatment on the bird. This poisons the blood which is what the mites eat and will kill them from the inside out, and usually spot on treatments last 30 days so they cover the lifespan of the mite and eggs. Those scaly mites, once they get that bad, are SO insanely stubborn. I had a hen lose a toe once due to those things. I quit messing around after that.

The scales will remain raised until the chicken molts, and they will be replaced with new scales then. Don't eat the eggs until the medication is well out of the body, you can scramble them back to the chickens if you want to, or throw them away. But its worth it for the health of the bird in my opinion.
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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby Argentsilk » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:07 am

Mites -
MoonfallTheFox wrote:Those are a nightmare to get rid of.


You have that spot on . In some breeds leg mites are treated wit a coating of Vaseline. Sadly some breeds seem more prone to leg mites, others vent lice. The big thing is you keep up with the basics of "Poultry Spa" a place that is sandy and has a bit of wood ash that a hen can dust bath in. That could be so cool if Chicken Smoothie could come up with a hollow log pet bed design that the poultry people could decorate with sand. I have even caught my dog rolling in the 'sand box' but I doubt she was doing it for mite control. :lol:
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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby MoonfallTheFox » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:26 am

Argentsilk wrote:Mites -
MoonfallTheFox wrote:Those are a nightmare to get rid of.


You have that spot on . In some breeds leg mites are treated wit a coating of Vaseline. Sadly some breeds seem more prone to leg mites, others vent lice. The big thing is you keep up with the basics of "Poultry Spa" a place that is sandy and has a bit of wood ash that a hen can dust bath in. That could be so cool if Chicken Smoothie could come up with a hollow log pet bed design that the poultry people could decorate with sand. I have even caught my dog rolling in the 'sand box' but I doubt she was doing it for mite control. :lol:


I tried vaseline. God, I tried everything. :/ Those things are the actual worst.

Feather leg chickens seem more prone to the leg mites in my experience than the clean shanked ones. I had a disabled chicken who always got feather lice though. She was missing her upper beak and couldn't take care of her feathers properly so the lice just moved right in. She was a Polish, and it drove me crazy for her entire (very long!) life. I'd kick them then the next spring, surprise, they're back!
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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby Argentsilk » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:57 am

Happy Fluffy Butt Friday !
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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby Argentsilk » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:21 am

Another angle of " Sam the Sizzle" a sizzle is a Silky crossed with a Frizzle
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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby Mintey » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:26 am

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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby Argentsilk » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:56 pm

Thanksgiving is around the corner so to speak - I'm soft hearted so I will probably make a batch corn bread just for them.

Anybody else treat their birds on Holidays?
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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby Barb_ » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:03 pm

Sam the Sizzle is so cute! Thanks for the fluffy butt Friday pic!
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Re: Poultry Lovers -- Chat Thread/Club

Postby Argentsilk » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:30 am

Don't forget the month of November is almost over - did you get any of Lacuna's 2nd Generation Chicken Pets?

I'm still short 3....more than willing to trade duplicates to get set.

I am loving the art work on the "Honey Comb" chickens too - so 'Sweet" :lol:
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