Checking chickensRSS feed

Posted: Sunday 21 August, 2011

by Rosemary at 10:07am in Poultry Comments closed

It's been a chicken checking morning. We've been checking each chicken for lice, dusting them with louse powder and painting their legs with surgical spirit, for scaly leg mite. It's funny how some have no lice at all and a few carry a heavy burden - don't know if some are better at grooming themselves than others or if their feathers are different. There was no real difference between the BR and the Warrens, but we found our RIR, when we had them, were really bad.

They're starting to moult now - some look a bit dismal, poor things.

I also took the opportunity to count them- there are 28 left in the flock, including Hector.

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