This is true but most cocci enjoy the same living conditions -- warm and wet. If you have all your animals in the same area, and it is prime conditions for growing cocci, then everyone runs the risk of having an outbreak.Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians said:Cocci is species specific, goats have goat cocci, chickens have chicken cocci and cows have cow cocci
Hey send them to me! They always startle me when I come upon one suddenly but they only eat a egg now and then but they do no damage and they sure do discourage the RATS who do a LOT of damage. I had a big snake under my goat feed shed and not one rat this year till it turned cold enough for the snake to go to sleep. Last year I lost a lot of stuff getting chewed up. I hope the snake is back next spring. I hate killing rats and am scared of poison so I bought a little havaheart trap and just caught one this morning. I wanted to mark him and relocate him as an experiment to see if he comes back. I couldn't find any paint or anything so I used Clairol's loving care and dripped it on his little rat butt. Then I gave him a ride in my car and turned him loose. It will be interesting to see if I catch him again.Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians said:Yep Mo, and of course in the haybarn is where you are going to find a chicken snake! My one hen who insists on staying in the barn, she is a 1999 model, so there isn't any changing her mind, lays every 2 or 3 days in the hay feeder. The Nubians do their best to discourage her, but she pecks them on their nose And yep I see a snake in there at least once a week. Now if my dog would keep those chicken snakes away, I would be happy! I know they aren't poisionous, I don't care if they are or not, they creep me out! Vicki
I have three differant age groups in my coop.. all the chicks are reared in a 150gal livestock tank (without the H2O of course) untill they are a couple months old and getting too big, then they are moved to a renovated rabbit hutch for a couple more months and then allowed to free range. they always return to the hutch.. then when it's time to move to the coop, I gather them all up in the evening. after they've gone to bed, and move 'em to the coop.. some groups move quicker than others but after two days, I lock up the hutch and let 'em figure it out on their own...matt&roxy said:vicki....we also "trained" the chickens to come home at night, but we didn't do the first egg, we just kept them cooped up for 2 to 3 weeks. It works like a charm. I do know of one family who cannot get their chickens to go back to their house to roost, and they kept them cooped for 6 months before letting them free range during the day.
Must be one of those TX thangs! We don't have those here, and I think I am glad! (although given the choice of snake v. lots of snow...hmmmm.....)Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians said:Yep Mo, and of course in the haybarn is where you are going to find a chicken snake!
Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians said:all the chicks are reared in a 150gal livestock tank (without the H2O of course)
Stacy I am soo glad you explained that
I couldn't find any paint or anything so I used Clairol's loving care and dripped it on his little rat butt.
Taerie, that was histerical! We have a pretty hybird dog living nextdoor, of course they don't have fences, and I don't have, or need or want a gate at the front of my property...he is going home next time he visits with red and blue paintball marks on his pretty silver hair. He is a beautiful dog, and one look at Morgan barking, even though he is as large as her, made him head the other way. I am not looking forward to confronting the new neighbors, but also don't want a dog fight, which is what is going to happen. Maybe I could put some really funky Clariol color like burgandy or auburn in a super soaker! Vicki
How about the blue or purple they have out now?!Maybe I could put some really funky Clariol color like burgandy or auburn in a super soaker! Vicki