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post #38731 of 50937

Missouri is well know for having lots of ticks and one of the best deterrents for keeping them out of your grass is guineas. 

 

I wish gas was #3.15 but as long as we are wishing lets all wish for it to be the same as when I started driving.........17 cents.  I don't thing the wishing will get us either one.

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

post #38732 of 50937

Olive-

 

nope I am not going to drive six hours for a bunny that I have to rehab..lol. Goats milk! They changed the KMR  formula, and causes so many babies to die, not kitten babies but bunny babies. So use goats milk to feed it til its belly is full. Feed it three times a day. 

 

Most baby bunnies die when being rehabbed- they get scared to death so darn easy..usually I lose them a week before release. Right when getting them acclimated outdoors and BOOM, dead. Cars zoom by, or someone starts up a lawn mower...dead. 

 

Us rehabbers kind of look at it that everyone that lives is a bonus. 

 

And Chickmate and RaZ- hahahahaha...nobody has to trade me for roos..I can give everyone one for free! 

 

TICKS:

We started seeing a surge in tick problems last year, I can only expect that they will be worse this year! wherever there are deer, there will be ticks. And they get more and more resistance to pesticide every year. HATE ticks. My golden picks up so many ticks every time he goes to the field with my husband. He keeps frontline spray in his truck, sprays his pant legs before they go out.  My dogs are all vaccinated against Lyme disease- if a tick bites a dog that is vaccinated, then drops off the dog- that particular tick will no longer transmit Lyme. So, it kind of vaccinates the tick, as well. 


Edited by Mom 2em All - 4/4/12 at 5:27pm

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)

 

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)

 

post #38733 of 50937
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Olive-

 

nope I am not going to drive six hours for a bunny that I have to rehab..lol. Goats milk! They changed the KMR  formula, and causes so many babies to die, not kitten babies but bunny babies. So use goats milk to feed it til its belly is full. Feed it three times a day. 

 

Most baby bunnies die when being rehabbed- they get scared to death so darn easy..usually I lose them a week before release. Right when getting them acclimated outdoors and BOOM, dead. Cars zoom by, or someone starts up a lawn mower...dead. 

 

Us rehabbers kind of look at it that everyone that lives is a bonus. 

 

And Chickmate and RaZ- hahahahaha...nobody has to trade me for roos..I can give everyone one for free! 

 



You're not?  Well why not?  LOL! 

 

Unfortunately, fresh out of goat's milk here. All stock milk replacer, colostrum replacer and cream will have to suffice.  I could milk a pig... I'm not going to, but I could.  

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

post #38734 of 50937

Mom - I didn't know they changed the KMR, I have always used it for small mammals, mice, mostly, but also bunnies and squirrels. Do you know if it should no longer be used for any of them, then?

 

I'll throw this out there, as well, for the fun of it, lol. We had a baby squirrel last year (didn't make it, we were too late,) and we had nothing on hand to feed it with, and no transportation to get anything with. I did have frozen breastmilk, though. Would you give a baby small mammal human breastmilk? None of the rehab centers I talked to had any idea.

post #38735 of 50937

Hey Olive, I had heard that it is not possible to milk a pig, is that not true, then?

post #38736 of 50937
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Hey Olive, I had heard that it is not possible to milk a pig, is that not true, then?



Absolutely possible.  

 

ETA: It's not like you're going to get a stream like you would from a goat or a cow.  Pigs don't have udders, but you can absolutely extract milk from their teats. 


Edited by Olive Hill - 4/4/12 at 5:46pm

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

post #38737 of 50937

Well! Some book, huh! I will have to reread it to verify that is what it actually said, maybe it was for some other reason since it pertained to a wild pig.

post #38738 of 50937
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Nova,

I once saw a duck that was shakey at the backside and she had maggots on her skin.  Some poo had attracted the flies who laid the maggot eggs.

When the maggots hatched, they were nibbling on the poo and any dead skin and she was shakey.

It is easy to remedy. Just wear gloves so you feel braver and have someone hold her. Then clean the area and use a tweezer to remove the maggots.

They are usually right on the skin where you can see them.

People fear they are

inside the animal but usually they are on the outside skin.

EWW!! lol

 

 

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Originally Posted by Olive Hill View Post

Unfortunately, fresh out of goat's milk here. All stock milk replacer, colostrum replacer and cream will have to suffice.  I could milk a pig... I'm not going to, but I could.  


That is a great visual. yuckyuck.gif
 

 

post #38739 of 50937

Okay.  I have to ask, what kind of book were you reading that said you couldn't milk a pig?  

 

I would certainly not recommend trying to milk a wild pig.  As a matter of fact, I would not recommend getting anywhere near a wild pig.  Especially a wild sow in lactation. 

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

post #38740 of 50937

Sure wish people would quit posting rabbit pictures as its making me hungry.  eat chewing.gif

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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