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I love this little guy!
Here are some pictures from 3-19-2017
Here is a purebred "mutt" keeping an eye on his hens
Old hen dust bathing
Old hen checking out the pile of rock
Step-by-step guide to giving oral medication to all types poultry and waterfowl.
Here are some pictures of my 2016 pea babies enjoying fresh shavings. The colors in these pens are India Blue's, India Blue Pieds, Whites, one Cameo, and one Purple. Also pictured are my Micro Roo (OEGB/MGB cross), and a hen we call SLFF (short legged fat freak). SLFF hatched several of these then raised them, and eventually adopted all of them as "hers".
Babies dust bathing in fresh shavings
Baby, Micro and SLFF eating their wet mash
Pied baby eating with Micro and SLFF
My Beloved P-Dawg earned his name because he would follow me every where just like a dog and really seemed to enjoy rides in the truck and trips to the local feed stores where he would ride on the shopping carts.
Taken today 3-19-2017:
Here are some pictures of my 2016 pea babies enjoying fresh shavings. The colors in these pens are India Blue's, India Blue Pieds, Whites, one Cameo, and one Purple. Also pictured are my Micro Roo (OEGB/MGB cross), and a hen we call SLFF (short legged fat freak). SLFF hatched several of these then raised them, and eventually adopted all of them as "hers"
Baby, Micro and SLFF
My Purple Pied hen.
Second from right is the Cameo
Light colored on is the...
They love checking out the new loads of hay!
Here are a few pictures of two Muscovy ducks enjoying the sunshine today.
Barred Black drake and Chocolate female
They come every year for rolled corn treats. Not positive, but I think it's the same pair every year.
Ever wonder what the correct Corid dose is? Well, this article will show you.
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akrnaf2 - A zoologist that have had various animals, from scorpions to a 3 meters python.
Now I am satisfied with 8 chickens and more than 100 Biology students!
BantyChooks—happily addicted to quack with 30+ chickens of various breeds and ages, 9 ducks, 1 dog, 1 guinea pig, and 1 rabbit. Total incubating nut & focusing on Chanteclers and Ameraucanas for the next several years. Ask me about the proper use of an em dash.
casportpony - Peafowl, Turkeys, Muscovy Ducks,...
I found this on a dog blog and found it to be quite helpful. Note that some of the drugs listed are banned for use in poultry. Please consult your vet before using any antibiotics!
Sometimes, a dog will get 2 or more different bacteria infecting a wound, for which no "one" antibiotic will work. Other times, a particular antibiotic "should" work on the bacteria present, but the infection is so deep that the antibiotic can't penetrate effectively. In either case, the infection can worsen, and...
Omphalitis, also known as yolk sac infection, is the main infectious cause of death in newly hatched chicks, during their first week of life.
Sunshine, African goose
Just for fun...my photo bomber, Lollipop sticking his nose in my camera. He wants to be the center of all attention obviously lol:
by Miss Lydia,
Papa Goose and his Muscovy duckling
Here is a yearling Spaulding Purple Black Shoulder cock who hasn't gotten his mature colors but he likes to pose.
Everyone loves babies, high% Spaulding Pied and Peach Pied...
Infectious coryza is an acute respiratory disease of chickens characterized by nasal discharge, sneezing, and swelling of the face under the eyes.