TIP OF THE MONTH

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

Au­tumn is a good time to use a de-worm­ing prod­uct as you won’t need to worry about egg with­old­ing times. Adults birds tend to be fairly im­mune to worm bur­dens, but if they are liv­ing in a small area, a twiceyearly worm­ing regime is a good idea. If you haven’t al­ready done it, clean out your coop, treat it for red mites, and re­place all bed­ding in nest boxes and on the floor, ide­ally with un­treated pine wood chips which are less likely to har­bour fungi and bac­te­ria.

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