A few days ago we picked up another drum of used cooking oil. This one is full so 20litres. That should do a few legs!
We still have a little bit of the other oil left but will soon need more so figure it's best to have it here ready for dipping the chooks legs in. It makes me feel like a better chook mummy when I think I am helping them by using the oil to smother any mites not killed by the potion. My hands end up soft, and slimey afterwards so you'd think it is softening the legs as well.
I was wondering if I should give them a bath but decided against it. I'm not that good of a chook mummy!
I have planted some more Wormwood (Artemesia) cuttings. I don't know if this will help much with the mites but it is supposed to be good for ridding chooks of worms in the gut and seeing as I have the plants here anyway it's not going to hurt to have more around and in the pens.
The chookhouses are cleaned out regularly and Lime and Diatomatious Earth is sprinkled around them. I sprinkle DE onto the mulchpit. I feed them Garlic but not as much as I think I should...
The legs are looking better now and I'm hoping I wont have to use the potion again but will do if I think I need to.
Scarecrows at Wearhead
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