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Health, Housing & Chicken Care

Regular Forum Health, Care & Behaviour
Discuss health, meds, care and behaviour concerns here
Ivy is very poorly 36 minutes ago, By HappyHuhn
Topics: 2,426 Replies: 29,018
Regular Forum Health Archive
A quick reference guide of PAST HEALTH POSTS that have been moved here because they are useful and informative. As with any animal, please do not rely on what you read, always seek the attention of a vet if you are in doubt. ** New topics cannot be started in this section, it is a reference section only **
Implants to prevent laying Aug 4 2016, 07:57 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
Topics: 44 Replies: 1,400
Regular Forum Chicken Housing
Find advice on all aspects of housing, runs, security etc and show off your peckingham palace here!
Peoples opinions on these please? Aug 15 2016, 01:40 PM, By Mel
Topics: 679 Replies: 7,099
Subforums: Rate Your Coop
Regular Forum Food & Equipment
Food, treats, supplements and feeding equipment discussed here
ACV shelf life Sep 20 2016, 12:02 PM, By HappyHuhn
Topics: 540 Replies: 4,852
Regular Forum Integrating Hens
Help and advice regarding integrating new hens together or into an existing flock
Ive also bitten the bullet..... Aug 26 2016, 07:36 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
Topics: 153 Replies: 1,712
Regular Forum Droppings Discussions
Chicken droppings are a good indicator of your chickens health. Post and share photos here of any poops that cause you concern or you are not sure about.
Battling wet poos Jul 1 2016, 07:34 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
Topics: 131 Replies: 1,399
Regular Forum Pests & Predators
Foxes, rats, lice, mites and mice etc, discuss concerns and share advice.
It's all my fault! Aug 25 2016, 07:41 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
Topics: 267 Replies: 3,278
Regular Forum Eggs
Sometimes strange but mostly wonderful! Discuss them here. Odd sizes or shapes, no shell, your first one, reference photos of them. Its all here!
Horrible 'thing' in the nest box Jul 10 2016, 08:05 AM, By Gruntyfenlass
Topics: 468 Replies: 3,411
Regular Forum Novice Hen Keepers
READ ONLY information reference guide for novice chicken keepers. Information guides on feeding, health/pests and housing requirements as well as a few helpful tips to make chicken keeping a little easier for the first time chicken keeper.
Housing / Run Guide Nov 5 2010, 12:03 PM, By Karen
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