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  Topic: Mange in Cattle
Di Howes

Replies: 8
Views: 4641
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 13 7:52 pm   Subject: Mange in Cattle
Our Dexters get this every spring. Last year the vet happened to come out for something else and so I asked her what it was. She thought ringworm but said not to worry the sun would soon clear it up ...
  Topic: When do I give up
Di Howes

Replies: 3
Views: 1987
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 12 12:02 pm   Subject: When do I give up
Thanks - so leave them a bit longer? What are mules? Will they lay, but be infertile or just useless?
  Topic: When do I give up
Di Howes

Replies: 3
Views: 1987
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 12 11:30 am   Subject: When do I give up
During the weekend of 5/6th August one of my Muscovy ducks went broody and decided to sit on a selection of duck and hens eggs. Well she's been sitting every since - won't move off the nest and very ...
  Topic: Pig movement query
Di Howes

Replies: 6
Views: 3096
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 12 3:42 pm   Subject: Pig movement query
You will now be on a 6 (?) day standstill period. You can then move them round to your friends providing she has registered that she will be keeping pigs. So next weekend you will be OK.
  Topic: Hay for sale off the field - East Coker, Nr Yeovil.
Di Howes

Replies: 0
Views: 1605
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 12 4:10 pm   Subject: Hay for sale off the field - East Coker, Nr Yeovil.
We will shortly be making some more small bale hay suitable for horses. Hopefully around 250 - 300 bales. This will be for sale off the field at 3 per bale collected from East Coker, Nr Yeovil
  Topic: The trouble with these longer "summer" evenings...
Di Howes

Replies: 15
Views: 4894
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 12 8:07 pm   Subject: The trouble with these longer "summer" evenings...
The hens aren't too bad but the ducks just bed down outside. I have now got a large totally enclosed run between the hen house and duck house and shut them all in this around 6pm. They can then go i ...
  Topic: So my next question is ......
Di Howes

Replies: 4
Views: 1814
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 12 5:47 am   Subject: So my next question is ......
I am now left with one sheep. A quite old ewe. I don't want any more sheep or lambs. Can she live on her own? At the moment she is missing her friend who died yesterday. Should I put her with the ...
  Topic: How do I get a sheep to stand up again?
Di Howes

Replies: 10
Views: 16268
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 12 11:05 am   Subject: How do I get a sheep to stand up again?
Thank you for all the suggestions. Unfortunately Eddie died this morning. I think he had a heart attack as it was very quick.
  Topic: How do I get a sheep to stand up again?
Di Howes

Replies: 10
Views: 16268
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:24 pm   Subject: How do I get a sheep to stand up again?
Thank you for this. We tried today putting him in a sort of sling made from an old sheet folded to make a strip the width of his tummy and then raised him on this. We lowered him onto a bale of stra ...
  Topic: How do I get a sheep to stand up again?
Di Howes

Replies: 10
Views: 16268
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 7:37 am   Subject: How do I get a sheep to stand up again?
Thanks. We thought this morning about putting a piece piece of wood, padded between 2 bales of straw and straddling him across this to get his legs just touching the ground.

Won't give up yet - h ...
  Topic: How do I get a sheep to stand up again?
Di Howes

Replies: 10
Views: 16268
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 12 6:45 am   Subject: How do I get a sheep to stand up again?
I have a castrated ram (pet - bottle fed as a lamb). About 10 days ago he was sheared and a couple of days later I noticed he did not come out of the field shelter. His poo was black and runny like ...
  Topic: turkey stag any antedbreed wanted
Di Howes

Replies: 10
Views: 6469
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 12 5:05 pm   Subject: turkey stag any antedbreed wanted
There is a turkey stag looking for a new home on River Cottage. It might be too far away though.
  Topic: chicken houses - anyone got one of these?
Di Howes

Replies: 16
Views: 8013
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 12 6:36 pm   Subject: chicken houses - anyone got one of these?
Sorry sounds like I squash them all in. They have 2 houses but insist on all squashing in this one! Their choice.
  Topic: No wonder rents are going up...
Di Howes

Replies: 11
Views: 3599
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 12 7:57 am   Subject: No wonder rents are going up...
More worrying is - movement licence, CPH number, ear tag? Again some people get away with none of this and the rest of us are checked on and penalised if we don't keep proper records. That's what ma ...
  Topic: chicken houses - anyone got one of these?
Di Howes

Replies: 16
Views: 8013
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 12 8:24 am   Subject: chicken houses - anyone got one of these?
Yep I've got one with run attached. Its fine - getting a bit small now but 6 hens including the cockerel squash in. (being moved soon to larger accommodation!) For the price I was pleased.
 
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