sara | October 14, 2011
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 I have [...]
sara | January 11, 2011
Here is a rough guide to the male to female ratio for keeping different varieties of poultry together.
Quail = 1 male to every 3-4 females.
Hen = 1 males to every 6-10 females. (The Domestic Fowl Trust normally recommend 1 male to 6 females for breeding chickens.)
Partridges = 1 male to 1 female.
Pheasants = 1 male [...]
sara | January 10, 2011
With the recent Wintery weather in the UK and other countries suffering with snow, frosts and minus temperatures, there has been alot of debate about how to keep poultry drinkers and waterfowl ponds from freezing and keeping your poultry supplied with fresh water.
Looking for advice – we are in the north so we do get [...]
sara | March 31, 2010
I have been asked what cause curled toes in poultry and waterfowl chicks.
Curled toes is when the chick, keet or duckling is born with toes or feet that are curled up.
This can be caused by a number of things:
Curled feet can be genetic and due to inbreeding. It’s only safe to breed ducks down by [...]