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Newbie, critique my shopping list please!
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LarryUnderwood · 21/09/2020 13:53

Getting chooks next week (unless lockdown scuppers us). Critique my list of supplies please?

Eglu go up & 2m run

2 x 2m walk in run connected to Go (plus they will free rangein our garden for at least a few hours most days), run is mostly on concrete with small area on grass

Long perch for in run

3 x hanging feeders for pellets and grit

2 water troughs

Dustbath tray & sand

Layers pellets & mash

Oystershell

Grit

Diatomaceous earth

Spray sanitiser

Sanitiser powder

Hemp bedding

Dust extracted straw bedding

ACV

Anti mite powder

Gentian violet

Disinfectant tablets

Hardwood woodchip for concrete part of run

Anti peck spray

Mealworm

Treat mix (corn and seed mix for poultry)


Am I missing anything? Plan is to get 3- 4 bantams or 2 bantams and 1 or 2 larger fowl (sussex or orpingtons), but will get advice from breeder when we visit this weekend. Will there be enough space?

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mummyof2lou · 21/09/2020 23:54

Maybe a run cover? For the rain. I have Bantams and they're such lovely pets!

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Egghead68 · 21/09/2020 23:59

You need a wormer such as flubenvet.

Enjoy your chickens!

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LarryUnderwood · 22/09/2020 07:08

Wormer and rain cover, good shouts. Thank you, I am beyond excited!

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