Day 48 -14th September 2012

Hi!

As you may see, I’ve decided to write the day’s number in numerical format to make it easier. I will however write out the tenth day in full.

Today, I did clean the chickens out. I know I normally do an in depth post on cleaning them, but I’ve explained pretty much everything previously. Therefore, I decided to only take a couple of pictures.

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No poo stuck by the door for the first time, yay!

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You dirty rat shade!

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Yep.

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Not too bad.

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Let’s hope this means they’ll lay soon!

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After shaking whatever is loose off, this is what I do;

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Big white bin bag (I use one for the two roosting bars trays and double bag it.

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“Roll” best you can into the bag.

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Stand up when cleaning. Newspaper ink rubs off on the tray so scrub off easily. Then just stand the trays to dry.

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Today was an easy clean. You get extra points and a few achievements if, like where I was today, it was very windy.

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Today, I started worming the chickens. To do this, take…

One wormer;

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Note; This wormer prevents, it doesn’t eradicate.

One scooper, included;

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And a chicken count. Then, simply, it’s one scoop per chicken for three consecutive days. You do this once every three weeks.

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Ta-da, no worms!

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My chickens started eating it as soon as I put the Grub back.

Apart from this, the only other “medicine” I give them is this;

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Hold one chicken and rub it everywhere. Then repeat for every chicken. Once every six weeks.

Avoid inhaling and, if like me, you’ll want to wash clothes and yourself right after. This is to, rather obviously, kill/stop mites. They say it’s best to do when chickens go to roost, as then if they flap it off it’ll just fall back towards them or their coopmates.

If I see preening then I know a chicken is alright as it’s meant to be a sign of happiness.

I only have one video for you today, as my phone for some reason would not take them afterwards.

Also only one picture, of Cookie on the ladder as the wind is blowing her feathers up;

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Tatty bye!

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About katesklucks

I am living in the English suburbs with two dogs, a cat and six chickens!
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