Originally Posted by jeff houghton
What do you do with your parents before breeding different to any other time of year.I often have wet nests and would like to irradicate this.Many thanks.Oh and he is a very good looking squeaker also.
I always treat 20 days before pairing with 3 in 1 (canker,cocci,&worms) for 5-7 days, then 2 days probiotics followed by 10 day respiratory with a sulfur drug combo. While they're setting the second round 5 days with 4 in 1 (canker,cocci,worms,&respiratory). Some pairs I take a 3rd round, but I don't treat during this time. I believe the second treatment helps with the stress from all the driving during the pairing period and raising the first round, by the third round everything is like clockwork or it should be
This is my first go at widowhood and I'm letting them lay a second round and sit for 5-6 days then pulling the hen and let the cock continue to set until he abandons the eggs. I hope this works, any advice or opinions greatly appreciated