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Hello - my baby girls are about 6.5 weeks old and we have been feeding them flockraiser crumbles with extra niacin.  When should we move them to a regular feed and when should we start on a laying mash?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Flockraiser or an all flock feed is fine for all stages of life, really... once they start laying you can switch them over to layer then or offer free choice oyster shell on the side if they'll regulate their calcium themselves... if not, then layer might be better choice... keep up the Niacin until about 10 weeks old... smile.png
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Exactly! big_smile.png


My 2 Silver girls...

Or spoil the heck outta them, lol...




Peg, my super spoiled Snowy... wink.png
Mine won't really eat corn either... some just don't care for it... try soaking some wheat or slightly sprout it... mine adore that!

Your ducks are so cute- Awe. That's good to know that my ducks aren't the only ones! I thought maybe I wasn't trying hard enough to get them to eat it. I haven't thought of the sprouted grain idea. They digest that ok?

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I don't have a water heater for inside their coop for drinking water. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Aaaaaaawwweeee, Rav's super adorable little small berbs. And they have webbed feets.
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Peg. Sweet little.
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My duck has what I believe to be bumblefoot... I soaked her in some Epsom salt and warm water and wrapped it up in plastic (a ducks life in our area right now is wet, cold, and icy). I unwrapped it today to apply some antibiotic cream, and I noticed that it's very warm and it smells like a mixture of wet dog and sweat :sick What's up with that? Her foot is getting more and more swollen...

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Originally Posted by TroyerGal View Post
 

My duck has what I believe to be bumblefoot... I soaked her in some Epsom salt and warm water and wrapped it up in plastic (a ducks life in our area right now is wet, cold, and icy). I unwrapped it today to apply some antibiotic cream, and I noticed that it's very warm and it smells like a mixture of wet dog and sweat :sick What's up with that? Her foot is getting more and more swollen...

Don't wrap just soak and put on the antibiotic cream and keep her in as clean a place as possible. 

 

Infection might be spreading you may want to start her on an antibiotic by mouth. 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 12/16/16 at 12:11pm

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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Don't wrap just soak and put on the antibiotic cream and keep her in as clean a place as possible. 

Okay, thanks. How long would you say it takes to heal?

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Okay, thanks. How long would you say it takes to heal?

It just depends on how bad.  Usually in a week of soaking you can start working on gently getting the scab off you just don't want to pull it off and tear skin so you have to be careful. It isn't something that heals over night though. It takes a while.

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post
 

It just depends on how bad.  Usually in a week of soaking you can start working on gently getting the scab off you just don't want to pull it off and tear skin so you have to be careful. It isn't something that heals over night though. It takes a while.

Her toes are starting to swell... And they're warm. It's been below 20 degrees lately and I can feel how hot her feet are. I'll soak them tonight and keep her in a clean spot.

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