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by Bezzie
Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

Too darn right! Fits in with the comment to my daughter this morning when we woke to realise we'd run out of heating oil overnight - "how do you think we lived before central heating?". Oh those halcyon days of the icicles dragging down the bedroom curtains and sticking your nose out of the layers a...
by Bezzie
Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

I contacted Interhatch this morning, and the chap on the phone was very friendly and helpful. The Mareks vaccine costs a little over £18 + VAT at the moment. If you need it posting out, it costs another £7.00 for despatch as it has to be kept refrigerated so needs special packing. They are based in ...
by Bezzie
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

Thanks Red - I never thought about the time stamp being in my profile - a long time since I looked at that part of the login. Corabella - good point. Though my initial thought is that since my neighbour keeps chickens, (though they are hybrids) would I be putting theirs at extended risk by not vacci...
by Bezzie
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

Ah, someone else is up on the site in the middle of the night! What you appear to be saying backs up what she said but adds more to it. I will keep that in consideration. I'm also curious about It is inactivated rapidly when frozen and thawed. as I'm not sure entirely how to translate that. Does it ...
by Bezzie
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

Hi there Corabella I'm so sorry that you've shared the same fate with your chickens. It's so disappointing, especially when you (like us) find out the hard way when setting up with chickens for the first time. my understanding is that survivors will still shed the lurgy in their dander etc.. so any ...
by Bezzie
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

GOOD NEWS!!!! We culled the majority of the flock last night - which is disappointing - though I handled every single one and checked them in the best way I could with my limited knowledge before doing so. Went through all the Jersey Giants, and when it came to my single cock & hen pair for the Ligh...
by Bezzie
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Cockerels and Selling Eggs? Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Cockerels and Selling Eggs? Fact or Fiction?

My neighbour keeps hybrid hens, no cockerels. I have L.Sussex, Derbyshire Redcaps et el, all with cockerels to breed. My neighbour constantly witters at me that I'm illegal if I sell the eggs for eating whilst ever there's cockerels running with the hens. She's a member of a Smallholders group and I...
by Bezzie
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

Thomzo wrote Can you move your run to a different part of the garden? I dug out 6 inches of soil from my run before I put the new hens it. I allowed my chooks to roam over the whole of the land and only contained them in the pen when necessary, - so chances are the Mareks will be everywhere. I appre...
by Bezzie
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Re: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

Thank you for your kind words. They are much appreciated. I've had an email from someone else who is a breeder in Scotland and advertises as selling the Scots Grey birds that I'd like to get my hands on. She has said that most breeders do not vaccinate, and that they certainly don't as they do not h...
by Bezzie
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers
Replies: 22
Views: 3353

Mareks Disease - Beware New Chicken Keepers

Hello everyone I've been away from the forum for quite a while and I've been having problems with my flock throughout the summer. It all started when I got 5 new girls from the breeder I got my original flock from last year. The new girls were from the same batch of hatch as my original flock. I was...
by Bezzie
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: My Cycle tour (Bristol to Scotland) can I stay at yours?
Replies: 154
Views: 38058

Re: My Cycle tour (Bristol to Scotland) can I stay at yours?

Ahem, did you miss my posting then? I'm just 12 - 14 miles from Gainsborough - is that not close enough?
by Bezzie
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: My Cycle tour (Bristol to Scotland) can I stay at yours?
Replies: 154
Views: 38058

Re: My Cycle tour (Bristol to Scotland) can I stay at yours?

We are 35 miles from Nottingham centre, and would bring you 12 miles off Gainsborough, and about 24 miles south off Scunthorpe. If that's close enough for that particular leg, then we've a reasonably comfy sofa bed for a stop-over. If your legs are giving out by then, if you want to stay a couple of...
by Bezzie
Tue May 06, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ! New Chooks are Eating The Eggs !
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Hmmmm, mum suggested we put the 'fake' eggs in - though I considered that this might encourage them as sometimes they may get the fake and others the normal eggs? I take on board the other suggestions, and particularly like the idea of giving them pepper and chilli - strange SOH that I have .....! R...
by Bezzie
Tue May 06, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: ! New Chooks are Eating The Eggs !
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

! New Chooks are Eating The Eggs !

Help please! I recently added 5 new POL to my brood. They've integrated into the main flock absolutely fine - which we considered ultra lucky with no real fighting occurring. Horrors, the little devils are breaking eggs and eating them, so I'm running up and down the garden all day trying to bring i...
by Bezzie
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: My chooks are finally laying, but not where I want them
Replies: 16
Views: 4739

You could have a whole new supplementary income idea there ..... will they be fairisle, argyle or arran? They do it for ferrets, so why not for chickens? You could have themes for halloween, christmas, and an especially large range for EASTER!

Sorry :pale: