Jim Lawrie, our Chairman, opened the
meeting and welcomed all there. Apologies were read out from John
Burton, Andy Thorpe, Steve Cox, Wally Sheppard, Chris Mathews and
The birds were benched and ready for
Les Underwood to place in an order that he would like to take home
to help improve his stud!
Jim then explained the format for the
evening, which was talking about our breeding problems and
medications in the first session, then looking and talking about the
birds that Les Underwood was going to judge as birds he would take
home, during the first part of the evening.
With lots of discussion on day old
chicks dying (Red & White chicks) and various ways to eradicate
this, we went on to talk about all sorts of problems such as brittle
bones and egg bound hens, as well as different feeding methods
etc. Most members had some problems in the birdroom, although Peter
Merritt said he was doing well without too many problems, which
brought up all types of diseases from other members and medicines to
treat them. Below are some of the medicines mentioned that our
Treatments/ Medicines used by
2Grams to 2 Litres
Triple C -
Baytril Oral -
Harkers 3 in 1
(Waga Waga in Australia)
Dac – Combi
(Trichomoniasis /Canker /Coccidiosis)
Neil Cawley stood up and said that
the Dorset BS Spring Convention and Show will be held on the 19th
May this year and asked for support from our members.
In part 2 Les Underwood gave us
detailed reasons for choosing the birds in the order he had placed
After this we asked several members
to express their views on the birds and most agreed with the
positions that Les Underwood had placed them in, as birds to take
home and why.
We all had a lovely evening talking
about this great hobby of ours and many thanks to all that brought
birds for the meeting!
After the raffle Jim Lawrie thanked
every body. He then closed the meeting and wished everyone a safe