I'm so gonna be late for work...gotta run...
Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil
Hey Rav....think you might get a kick out of this...I picked my hen Khaki up today....she layed her head on my shoulder....so I carried here around for a minute or so....I set here back down she followed me around...so I picked her back up and carried her a little more....
That's so awesome! Honestly, I should have started with ducks. They seem so much more "interactive" with their owners. They are in my future, just not sure when.
Originally Posted by RavynFallen
Sweet!! Sounds like you did a good job imprinting... that's harder with the bigger ducks than with Calls... I am curious, though... yours are khakis right? Do you have any pics when you first got them as 'lings? If not, did their color look similar to this one?
Far right in last pic...
No fair! You get to sit around snuggling baby ducks, whenever you want!!
Originally Posted by FridayYet
So I have come to the tough decision to cull several of my flock. Some of you know that I came home from Florida and found my best Ameraucana pullet with her eye swollen shut and matted with goop and feathers. She has had 5 days of Tylan IM and 6 days of oral Oxytetracycline. She is much better, but still has a slightly runny eye. I think my Ameraucana boy may have it too, but I can't catch him. His beard looks ratty and I think I saw bubbles in the corner of 1 eye.
It's getting closer to the time I'm leaving again, and cannot separate them out while I am gone, (1 run, 1 coop, chickens are on their own for 4 days.)
Thinking rationally, I should cull the Wheatens that show symptoms, cull the other Wheaten pullet with wry tail that I won't breed, and cull the random EE cockerel that was supposed to be an 'Americana pullet". If I cull now, then I can observe for symptoms in the other 8 for the next few months until I set eggs for incubation in the spring. Come to think of it, I'll also probably need to cull my back-up Orloff cockerel if he starts breeding, since the ratio will end up 2 boys to 6 girls.
Sounds like a plan, but I am such a wimp (as BYC knows) and I start crying when I think about it. Won't stop me from going through with it though.
Tough but rational.
hard decision but the right one. Since the weather is like spring here, took a walk to my neighbors yesterday. He has a little hen that it's foot has turned totally black and died. The thing is limping around a little cage. The foot is totally dead, no way to fix that. I told him he has to cull. He looks at me like I'm speaking a foreign language. Hello...it's hard to do the right thing but you have to when you own animals.
Originally Posted by WVduckchick
I know its too early for @RavynFallen
but I'm wondering if that pip made any progress!