Moulting or Molting’s Over

Hi there, well the hens have all but finished renewing their feathers, save for a few small ones here and there. By my calculations, it took about 6 weeks. Only Renee, the first one to start the process, has gone back to laying eggs. I have noticed an attack of scaley mite of 3 of the girls feet, it has gone quite far on one of them as I failed to noticed it sooner.

 Hopefully remedied with the homemade  cure,1 part turps 2 parts linseed oil, and applied with a stiff brush, an old toothbrush is ideal, coat liberally over boths legs of the bird, of the effected and non effected areas.

Winter is closing in here in New Zealand, so I have been checking around the run and coop for leaks, and patching up a few holes, just a

99% complete, just some finishing touches, it's no master piece i know.

 general maintainence, in an effort to keep the hens a little warmer on these colder night, I don’t go as far as putting any heating in their coop, I have seen some coops on the internet that look palacial, resembling a country retreat, I’m afraid my hens have to contend with a home made shed.

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