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post #11 of 13
Sorry. Didn't remember that I asked he same question in another conversation. Old age is setting in.
My flock consists of a husband, daughter, son, a tortoise, two cats, 21 ducks and 40 chickens.
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My flock consists of a husband, daughter, son, a tortoise, two cats, 21 ducks and 40 chickens.
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post #12 of 13
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I bought everything on Amazon.

NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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NPIP # KS-412

Black Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Mutts, ducks, and PEAFOWL!!!  India Blue, IB White Eye, IB Pied WE split Cameo, IB Silver Pied, IBBS, IBBS split Cameo, IBBS Pied, IBBS WE, Cameo, CBS (Oaten), Cameo Pied, CPWE, CSP, and Purple Black Shoulder. African Gray Parrots, a bunch of those dang guineas.  Oh, and honeybees, around 200 hives.  And two Great Pyrenees puppies.

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I have accumulated all the equipment to do FF's at home.

 

 

My problem is I am not finding any worm eggs or cocci, which may be a good thing.  Guess I will take a sample to the vet for verification.

 

 

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It is a fairly short list.  There are ways of doing them without a centrifuge, but I wanted to do it just like my vet does so I have one. Also, there are recipes for making your own fecal solution, but again, I bought the same solution she uses off the shelf.  Then you will need a microscope with a magnification of at least 80 X.   And a book Veterinary Parasitology, reference Manual, or print off the pages you want on line.  Small items are the glass slides, glass cover slips, a squirt bottle, a test tube rack, and popsicle sticks.


Totally awesome, @KsKingBee...   :clap    I saw on another thread where you mentioned having started to run fecals at home and was going to ask for a list -- glad to see it's posted here, MOL.

 

A couple questions:

 

First, the easy one.  Can you give us a ballpark estimate of what this stuff ran to on Amazon?

 

Second, I would love to do this, but have utterly no clue how to use any of that stuff except for the microscope, and am not sure I would recognize what I saw, even if I got to that stage, which is unlikely.  Can you explain (maybe in small chunks even) what steps there are in the process and how to do them?

 

Ya know, we need like a youtube channel for our pea stuff :caf

-- The Accidental Peahen
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