On my farmingfriends forum when the members need to take their poultry to the vets there is often talk about whether their vets have a specialist in poultry. I am lucky where I live we have a local vets surgery with staff who are specially trained in avian veterinary. I am writing this post as … Read more Chicken Vet Website
Sneezing hens may have an upper respiratory problem and there can be discharge from the nose with this. Hens are prone to respiratory problems. There can be a number of causes: poor ventillation (droppings give off ammonia), sawdust (larger wood shavings sold in pet shops usually has the ‘dust’ extracted to prevent these problems), straw … Read more Hen’s Sneezing
I have been asked how long do guinea fowl live for? The lifespan of a guinea fowl is approximately 10 to 15 years although they can live beyond this. I have had guinea fowl on the farm that are 7 years old. Guinea fowl are social birds who like to live in groups. Unlike chickens … Read more How Long Do Guinea Fowl Live For?
Oakdene Coops are renowned for their well designed, British made chicken coops. They have just introduced the Small Dorking Chicken Coop. This pretty chicken coop by Oakdene Coops will house up to three chickens. Available in five colours. It has a full recycled plastic interior, making it very easy to clean and ideal for beginners. … Read more Small Dorking Chicken Coop By Oakdene Coops
I free range my guinea fowl during the day and then put them in a hut to roost at night although guinea fowl will naturally roost in trees if you don’t train them to go in a hut. I like mine to go in a hut at night so that they are protected from predators … Read more Training Guinea Fowl To Roost In A Hut At Night
The Right Colour (a novel about a cow) by Andy Frazier Andy Frazier has been writing books for two years now, from his base in South West France. He started life farming with his father and brother at Coningswick farm in the English Midlands, which in those days specialised in quality beef and pork. After … Read more New Book Launched By Cattleman Andy Frazier Called The Right Colour
The New Way To Keep Chickens From Oakdene Coops! Oakdene Coops are renowned for their well designed, British made chicken coops. Their latest chicken coop mounts onto a fence, garden wall or even a tree! This new concept of keeping chickens has many advantages over using a conventional chicken coop. This chicken coop takes up … Read more Wall Or Fence Mounted Chicken Coop By Oakdene Coops
I have been asked what is the incubation period for pekin ducks. Hi, I just wanted to ask about my peking duck. She has become broody and is laying on her eggs, but I am unsure how long the incubation of these are. Pekin duck eggs take 28 days to hatch from time of incubation. … Read more Incubation Period For Pekin Duck Eggs
Duck keepers often wonder what is the best combination and ratio of male to females and I am often emailed about the numbers of drakes and ducks in a group and whether they will get along ok. Carolyn has just emailed as she has two draks and two ducks. The ducklings I got at Easter … Read more Will Two Drakes & Two Ducks Get On?
In the farmingfriends forum we have been asked about brooder temperatures for ducklings. the temp in his brooder is about 93 degrees F. Is that good? or should it be different? Badoodle If the duckling is moving away from the heat lamp, is laying down alot and panting then the temp is prob too high, … Read more Brooder Temperatures For Ducklings