Olga Booker

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Thanks Jay for your kind words.
10 hours ago
So, if you read my post above, you'll see that Little Mama was 12 years old this year.

Little Mama passed away last night and I am going to miss her dearly.  We buried her in a beautiful spot and next spring, I will plant something on top of her grave.  I don't know what I will plant yet but something that will reminds us of her and her endearing personality.

She was the oldest hen I have ever had.  She was small, cute, sweet-natured, smart, friendly and of course an excellent broody and mother.   Rest in peace little one.
13 hours ago
Well, my experience is that during the day, they (the mites) tend to retreat and hide at each end of the perches, they crawl back out as soon as the chickens have gone in - for a feast.   That's when they turn from grey to red, after they've gorged on blood.  I smother each end of the perches with a thick blob of vasseline, it makes it very difficult for them to crawl out of that.  I also wipe the perches with a cloth saturated with neem oil.

Egg boxes have a similar sort of treatment.  I dilute 1 tablespoon of neem oil with a teaspoon of washing up liquid, add 1 litre of water and spray all the boxes at cleaning time.  Of course, the bedding gets a good dose of DE.

It has worked remarkably  well for me.  I do get a one litre of organic neem oil on Amazon France for less than $20 and it goes such a long way.
15 hours ago
Nah! I didn't like it that much, it was just a turd of a day today!! How about:

1 day ago
Sorry, I meant
1 day ago