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Thread: Essential storecupboard ingredients for keeping chooks?

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    Default Essential storecupboard ingredients for keeping chooks?

    Hi

    I've had problems getting stuff in France, and have a brief opportunity to stock up my chook storecupboard next week when I'm back in the UK for a couple of days. I already have:

    - Gentian violet (kept typing this wrong on my web search and got some very unexpected results..)
    - mealworms
    - VermX (not convinced it's much use)
    - Red Mite Barrier powder (ditto)

    What else should I try to buy? I'm considering either bio-dry or stalosan (which do you recommend?), Flubenvet (how often should you use it?), possibly creocote, a replacement red mite treatment (what would you recommend?). Is there anything else?

    Thx

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    surgical spirit and vaseline for scaly leg, deffo flubenvet(try hyperdrug its cheaper) creocote for the houses, some people use ***** fluid for washing houses weekly, big tub of that red mite barrier powder - diatom, cider vinegar.....

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    Nutridrops
    Diatomaceous Earth in a puffer
    A red mite cleaner - some use Barrier X, Smite and others
    Tylan from a vet maybe
    Mealworms in big tubs or sacks - I buy Wilkinsons
    Anti peck spray
    Apple cider vinegar
    Poultry Spice
    Flubenvet
    Scaly leg mite spray (?)

    Whereabouts in UK are you going to? As a trip to Omlet at Barn Farm Plants near Banbury would be great for most of your haul. Look at website first.
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    I buy in
    flubenvet
    poultry spice
    Apple cidre vinegar
    Red mite powder
    Brown Dettol
    Vaseline
    surgical spirit
    Purple spray

    I also buy value sultanas and porridge..and if space , - layers pellets cos they're half the price in the UK.


    (I like the idea of Tylan from the Vets and mealworms from Wilkos)
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    Half the price you say?

    Bootlegging layers anyone?
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    Phew! Think I'll need a trailer for that lot! Lol . A few of the listed things I already have, and I can buy cider vinegar here - Brittany grows lots of apples and makes cider (thought Normandy did too??); and I don't think I get through layers' pellets fast enough to worry about stocking up at the moment - space in the car will be an issue with the dog in the boot, no doubt puking over the rear seat too... but I'll try to order as much of the other stuff online as I can, and get it delivered to Leeds (not very close to Banbury sadly) so I just need to collect it while I'm there. What's Tylan? I've never heard of it...

    Thanks for your suggestions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathyd View Post
    - Brittany grows lots of apples and makes cider (thought Normandy did too??); !
    yes- they do...but I've no idea what to ask for- (it's a special type which the chooks need...let me know if you find outwhat it's called over here
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    Oh- and Tylan is a broad spectrum antibiotic - usually used for respiratory infections in chooks
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