Originally Posted by scandiafowl
My bedroom, maybe? It's about 68 degrees in there.
That should be fine. Many people say you have to turn them every day, but I quit doing that three years ago and they still hatch about the same for me. You can wash or not wash too. I wash almost all mine because I don't want the stink of those few dirty eggs making the incubator smell bad and it blows into the house.
Originally Posted by cagilberts
We live on a small hobby farm. I free ranged my flock a few years ago and lost almost all my birds over the course of a few days so my husband built me a huge outdoor pen that's attached to the coop. They are cooped after dark but have outside access during the day. Like you said, the chickens didn't stand a chance once the dog got in. The 2 hens and rooster that survived still aren't back to normal... No eggs and they spend most of their day on the roost. I free range them when I'm around to watch them but am now wondering what would be better? I needed up security in the contained area and believe it to be predator proof but I'm not sure o wouldn't be better off just having them free. My other concern is the dog coming back for more. We are adding 16 adult birds to our flock this week. I'm hoping that will help distress the few I have. I figured I could put them all together right away as
They are not all come from the same place. Do you think that would be okay? I really can't handle losing any more chickens and o don't think Earl( my too) could either.
Hi, I am just down in Zumbrota! Welcome to the group! I would suggest a .22 boom stick handy and get rid of the dog. It is unfortunate, but like Bogtown said, they will likely come back. Good luck!
Originally Posted by ViolinPlayer123
I am in northern MN not the best place for birds!
Plenty of folks on here and in Canada keep them, so it can be done ;) Welcome to the thread!
Originally Posted by holm25
Sad news.... My show heifer was in heat yesterday. Off to the sales barn after confirmed unbred. In the middle of November everyone will be preg checked and if not 4-5 months along they will get shipped: (
That stinks. Does your family ever do AI on them? I hope she goes to a good farm for them to try her if you do sell her.
Originally Posted by NathanZee
Today I noticed almost all of my ducks have this on their feet, and I think they have for quite a while. None of the 12 limp or anything, and they seem perfectly happy, but I don't understand why they are like this! Is it just calluses from walking? They are nineteen weeks old. Another strange thing is that the two geese that live with them and do everything they do don't have any trace of it. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
You said they are penned except when you let them out to fly around? What are they on during their penned up time? I am wondering if it is gravel? Of not it almost looks warty. I see stuff like this on my chickens who are on the gravel pen too much.
You could ask on the duck threads?