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DIY Cheapest Garden Watering System

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - May 30, 2013 at 1:14 am

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The Chickens are Better

Our chickens have come through their illness. Antibiotics done. Worming done. Healthy chickens check.
Time to talk incubators and eggs.
Our meat birds and silkie chicks will be here the week of Feb 7th- video of the camper we converted to a Chicken Brooder also known as the “Broodabago” coming soon.
Going to pick up some eggs today for Black Jersey Giants. They will go in the incubator today.
More videos coming.
Keep watching and reading.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - January 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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Tylan Antibiotic Injections is the next step for our chickens

The Duramycin antibiotic helped with some of the chickens but we still have sick chickens. Our research shows that we should use Tylan 200.
We started the Tylan injections last night. (video to come)
We moved all of the chickens from the coop into the greenhouse 1 at a time for the injections

Dosing information for Tylan 200:
Tylan 200 dosing:
It has been found that an injection of Tylan 200 – 0.5 ml in the breast muscle, and a follow up injection 48 hrs later gives excellent results

Some people give the dosages below, it will be up to you to make the call as to how much you give you bird, as to how severe the problem is
For a bantam hen give between .
For a larger fowl give between 0.2-0.3 just depends on its weight

Dosing by weight of bird: (Turkeys and chickens)
Between 30-35 mg/kg, two to three times per day depending on severity.
The Tylan injectable can be given orally but it isn’t as effective as when you give it by injection.

How to do the math
First you should have an idea of how many pounds your chicken weights. There are 2.2 pounds in 1 Kg. So take the weight in pounds and divide by 2.2. This will give you the Kg of your bird.

If you have, say, a 1.3 kg bird and you want to know how much tylan to give it at a dose of 35 mg/kg. You know that you need to multiply 35 mg x 1.3 as this is the weight (in kg) of the bird. This tells you that your bird needs (35mg/kg x 1.3kg = 45.5 mg). Now you know how many mg you bird needs, but how much tylan is that? Well, if there’s 200 mg/ml in tylan 200, then (you can use cross-multiplication too for this) divide 200 mg/ml into 45.5 mg to tell you how many ml you need. 45.5 mg / 200 mg/ml = .2275 ml which is 0.23 cc or 23 units. On a 1 cc syringe, it is very easy to measure out 0.23cc or 23 units of tylan.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - January 16, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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My Favorite Rooster is Sick

Well I’ve been treating the chickens with duramycin in their water. Yesterday I noticed a few of the chickens are still getting worse. I’ve done some more research and I think my chickens are sick with Coryza. It looks like Tylan is the best treatment for this. Sending my son to Tractor Supply today and will start injections today. What a headache this has been…………….

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - January 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

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Trying to Keep the Chickens Warm

We’ve received about 6 inches of snow and this has created problems for the chickens. A few of our chickens have a cold. Rick has now closed in the chicken coop area and insulated it. We have put a heat lamp in there and broke down and bought a heated chicken waterer. Is waterer a word? We have looked for ideas to make our own and Rick is hoping to be able to build a diy project to keep the water from freezing in the other chicken coops. If you have an idea please let us know. Videos are coming on the insulated chicken coop. So far the chicken coop is now 20 degrees warmer than the outside temp.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - January 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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