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Originally Posted by bakingintherain View Post

Heres some pics of Frostbite on ducks

https://www.google.com/search?q=frostbite+on+ducks+foot&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjRnIKmg4PLAhXLXR4KHQkuDD0Q_AUIBygB&biw=1334&bih=598

If it is frostbite it should be brought in ...would a epson salt soak help too ?

Make sure it is on clean bedding

My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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Originally Posted by PhoredaBurds View Post


Welcome to the thread!
The Clifton Springs people are very friendly when ur calling in an order. Just be very careful about their hidden fees and be ready for them to substitute chicks u ordered when they don't have ur full order. Know ur stuff so they can't take advantage.

I saw those fees. Holy Cats! 1.00 for EVERY mixed breed you get.  I'm getting 2 of several breeds and that would be astronomical on top of the fact that they charge another 7.00 under any order below 100 chicks.  Say what?! Your better off going in on chicks with someone if your ordering a small flock or going with another breeder who won't charge 10.00 on top of the price to purchase chicks. I can see if you purchase pullets because your paying for upkeep but 7.00 right off the bat and 1.00 for each breed seems pretty steep. 

 

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Keep in mind folks I'm a trader, so I will trade for some labor.  I got all the tools and it doesn't take long to clean a coop. About two three wheelbarrows full. Or a couple of wheelbarrow fulls from the runs to the compost pile.  

 

I'm not sure where your located or what chores you need done but my husband, 4 year old and I would LOVE to help you! We wouldn't even ask for anything in return. We try to teach our daughter to give without receiving and helping others. While we'd have to work around my husbands schedule at the hospital, we would consider it a pleasure to help! ;)

 

 

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With some of the milder weather this winter, I was able to get a couple of my runs covered. The recent snow then rain then snow again has certainly put them thru a test. But also created in inverted forest of mini icicles:



Pretty awesome to see though. 

 

 

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Anyone Want some hot Biscuits ?

 

My 30 + son left these in the toaster oven ...last night ..I cant believe the smoke detector didnt go off ..

My husband stirred in bed ...I woke up a little ..i said what do I smell ? :lol: is Rich cooking something ?

This is what he found when he got up ..


 

Holy Cats! Your lucky it didn't catch fire!!! Glad your all okay. How scary. Funny now, but scary.:ep

 

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Originally Posted by Chicken girl 15 View Post


yes the FF attracts some flies, however the girls make life short for them. The flies make a good source of protien . Ewwww.

Thank you!
 
 
Pyxis, those little fluffy bums are so cute! I didn't see your original post but HAD to comment!
 
 
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Poor baby! I can't see it too well but it's not bumblefoot ?
 
 
 
 
Welcome to all the newbies! Wow, it took me two days to read all the posts. I hope everyone is doing well. Not much going on here. Everyone has faired well so far in the coop. I'm loving when they talk as soon as they hear us coming. They are so funny!  
 
I'd like to get some white egg layers but I don't want meat, I don't want HUGE and I'm looking for one that will be docile, be kind to the others and lay productively. Can you all throw some breeds out that fit the category please?
 
 
 
 

Edited by HISIRISHGEM - 2/18/16 at 11:49pm
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@Gramma Chick isn't short hair wonderful?! I'm thinking I'll chop mine all back pretty soon too. Yours looks great!

Dorothea

I am the keeper of an insane three-year-old daughter and four backyard chickens. 

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Dorothea

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@HISIRISHGEM most white egg layers are known to be 'flighty' crazy, not mean but jump and fly and run for not much reason.
One you might want to look into is the Dorking.
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Originally Posted by bakingintherain View Post

 

Did something get wrapped around the leg, thereby slowly amputating the foot?  Other thought is a break causing compromised circulation. 

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Originally Posted by HISIRISHGEM View Post

I saw those fees. Holy Cats! 1.00 for EVERY mixed breed you get.  I'm getting 2 of several breeds and that would be astronomical on top of the fact that they charge another 7.00 under any order below 100 chicks.  Say what?! Your better off going in on chicks with someone if your ordering a small flock or going with another breeder who won't charge 10.00 on top of the price to purchase chicks. I can see if you purchase pullets because your paying for upkeep but 7.00 right off the bat and 1.00 for each breed seems pretty steep. 


I'm not sure where your located or what chores you need done but my husband, 4 year old and I would LOVE to help you! We wouldn't even ask for anything in return. We try to teach our daughter to give without receiving and helping others. While we'd have to work around my husbands schedule at the hospital, we would consider it a pleasure to help! wink.png




Pretty awesome to see though. 


Holy Cats! Your lucky it didn't catch fire!!! Glad your all okay. How scary. Funny now, but scary.ep.gif
are you coming to chickenstock in May? If so I will have some spitzhauben / white leghorn mixes. They lay white eggs and I get 5 most days out of 5 girls. Only 2 days a week do I only get 4. They are a bit small but the eggs are large .
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Thank you for all the responses she is still getting around, nothing wrapped around her leg, not bumble foot, and none of the other ducks have this problem, maybe it is a break?

8 Mixed Lovely Ladies (chickens) 2 suprise Macho Men (roos) and 6 home hatched Ducks, 2 kids, fish, and a dog! Life is anything but dull!

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8 Mixed Lovely Ladies (chickens) 2 suprise Macho Men (roos) and 6 home hatched Ducks, 2 kids, fish, and a dog! Life is anything but dull!

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Update on my experience with the poultry hatchery in clifton springs:

 

First of all, keep in mind that the bulk of their business is shipping large quantities of chicks, and I was only picking up six.  

 

Overall, I had a great experience and I will definitely be using them in the future, but here is how it went and you can decide how you feel about it:

 

I called yesterday morning (right at 9:00) to confirm that the hatches were successful.  The employee confirmed that my babies had hatched and were all ready to be picked up.  I still hadn't picked up organic ACV so I asked him if they sold it.  They do, but were currently out of stock.  He recommended I go to Walmart or Wegmans as they would have the same thing.  He told me to bring a box to transport the chicks.  He could tell I was excited and matched that excitement while still being informative.

 

I left at 9:30 and got there at 11:00 after I stopped at Walmart.  The property has a home and a store front, with the brooder building in the back.  I brought an amazon box with a puppy pee pad and some chick starter.  I had to leave the box outside (a policy to deter theft of grocery items from the store). I was greeted by an employee and walked around the store while he gathered my paperwork.  Another employee brought my box inside and asked if the feed was medicated.  It wasn't, and he told me they don't recommend medicated feed (I was pleased my husband talked me out of it).  There was another customer there picking up 10 chicks, some the same breeds as mine.  

 

Once all the paperwork was done, the employee took me and my friend out to the brooder.  I was immediately impressed with how clean it was (I was expecting at least a minor smell, but it just smelled like clean pine shavings) and how happy the chicks sounded.  He gave me two barred rocks and two golden buffs.  I had ordered two golden laced wyandottes too, but something went wrong with their hatch and they only had chicks that had hatched 5 days ago.  I was really excited to have day olds, so he offered me two more of either the barred rocks or golden buffs.  He recommended one of each, as the golden buffs are the really good egg layers.  So i ended up with 3 barred rocks and three golden buffs.  We went back inside the store and he gave me a detailed care sheet since he knew I was a newbie.  I thanked him probably a thousand times, and I was glad to see he was excited for me.  

 

So maybe I didn't end up with exactly what I wanted, but I was extremely satisfied with the service and care they give both their customers and birds.  I'm not one to care about breeds of my animals, just that they're happy and healthy (my 7 dogs are all gorgeous mutts). I felt welcome and like they really cared that I was as prepared as possible.  I also felt that they were the best source of information for chick care and they were able to guide me where others gave me conflicting views.  

 

Also, its been almost 24 hours since the babies got home and they are absolutely perfect.  No signs of disease or lethargy and they were already eating and drinking when I got them.  

 

Take this as you will, but the poultry hatchery in clifton springs gets two thumbs up from me.  

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Except that you had called ahead and been told your chicks had all hatched and come get them. They could have told you that 1/3 of them had not hatched, but you could get another of each of the other breeds.
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Originally Posted by ashleymroles View Post
 

Update on my experience with the poultry hatchery in clifton springs:

 

First of all, keep in mind that the bulk of their business is shipping large quantities of chicks, and I was only picking up six.  

 

Overall, I had a great experience and I will definitely be using them in the future, but here is how it went and you can decide how you feel about it:

 

I called yesterday morning (right at 9:00) to confirm that the hatches were successful.  The employee confirmed that my babies had hatched and were all ready to be picked up.  I still hadn't picked up organic ACV so I asked him if they sold it.  They do, but were currently out of stock.  He recommended I go to Walmart or Wegmans as they would have the same thing.  He told me to bring a box to transport the chicks.  He could tell I was excited and matched that excitement while still being informative.

 

I left at 9:30 and got there at 11:00 after I stopped at Walmart.  The property has a home and a store front, with the brooder building in the back.  I brought an amazon box with a puppy pee pad and some chick starter.  I had to leave the box outside (a policy to deter theft of grocery items from the store). I was greeted by an employee and walked around the store while he gathered my paperwork.  Another employee brought my box inside and asked if the feed was medicated.  It wasn't, and he told me they don't recommend medicated feed (I was pleased my husband talked me out of it).  There was another customer there picking up 10 chicks, some the same breeds as mine.  

 

Once all the paperwork was done, the employee took me and my friend out to the brooder.  I was immediately impressed with how clean it was (I was expecting at least a minor smell, but it just smelled like clean pine shavings) and how happy the chicks sounded.  He gave me two barred rocks and two golden buffs.  I had ordered two golden laced wyandottes too, but something went wrong with their hatch and they only had chicks that had hatched 5 days ago.  I was really excited to have day olds, so he offered me two more of either the barred rocks or golden buffs.  He recommended one of each, as the golden buffs are the really good egg layers.  So i ended up with 3 barred rocks and three golden buffs.  We went back inside the store and he gave me a detailed care sheet since he knew I was a newbie.  I thanked him probably a thousand times, and I was glad to see he was excited for me.  

 

So maybe I didn't end up with exactly what I wanted, but I was extremely satisfied with the service and care they give both their customers and birds.  I'm not one to care about breeds of my animals, just that they're happy and healthy (my 7 dogs are all gorgeous mutts). I felt welcome and like they really cared that I was as prepared as possible.  I also felt that they were the best source of information for chick care and they were able to guide me where others gave me conflicting views.  

 

Also, its been almost 24 hours since the babies got home and they are absolutely perfect.  No signs of disease or lethargy and they were already eating and drinking when I got them.  

 

Take this as you will, but the poultry hatchery in clifton springs gets two thumbs up from me.  


Glad that your experience was generally positive - sounds like they have improved a bit. As Glasshen said, they could have let you know, but since you are happy, that's all that matters! :)   Enjoy your babies.......:weee

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    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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