I'm coming out the shadows lol. Hey guys what's up? I've been pretty busy with a lot of different things. Igor is doing really good and injoying the warm weather with the rest of his ducky friends. All of the ducks have all their feathers now, the drakes have nice green heads. They're about 5 months old and nearly ready to start laying (the chickens are being really lazy, they should be laying by now). I have decided to make the run 24 x 24 instead of 24 x 16, it's going to be really neat, I can't wait to show you guys! I'm going to start making it in a few days, I've been trying to make some money to build it. We got 16 chicks from tractor supply 6 days ago - 8 Road Island reds, and 8 Amber Links. Of coarse I couldn't resist getting 2 little Pekin ducklings, I'm pretty sure I picked a boy and a girl.
Sadly, we lost 4 of the Amber Links on the second day, they were very weak, and flimsy. I tried giving them some egg yoke, and dipping their beaks in water, but it was too late. I was giving the chicks and ducklings nutri drench as soon as we got them, so I'm not sure what happened, they all seemed normal the first few days. Tractor supply was happy to replace them - we got 2 more Amber Links and 2 Production Reds since they didn't have many left. We also got some electrolytes and probiotics (sav-A-chick) to put in their water along with ACV. I'll switch them back to nutri drench when that's gone. I've been giving them baby cake for chicks for extra nutrients as well. They perked right up and started acting like a bunch of sugar - wound kids lol. A few of them were getting pasty butt, so I just soaked their tushies in warm water and the ACV probably helped too. There's only 1 that still has pasty butt, I'm going to soak it then see how she does.
I noticed a few days ago, that one of the production Reds keeps one eye open, one eye closed. She still eats and drinks, but she's not as perky as the others, and she's a LOT smaller. Her eye will open up when I open it, but she complains loudly and closes it again. Is there anything I can do for her? @Miss Lydia @casportpony
Next to the other Production Red:Edited by DiamondSwan - 3/1/16 at 11:07am