Articles from froggie71

Guineas and Ducks. Our "mini farm" begins. Well the bird addiction in our family started in July 2008 when my son went to his friend's house. They had guinea fowl that had just hatched, and they were giving their keets away. Knowing that hubby had been talking about getting some guineas to help control ticks in our yard, this was a great opportunity. So I told my son he could pick 2 keets. He chose 1 lavender and 1 pearl gray. When we brought them home my 2 other sons look at me as if...
The newest addition to our "mini farm" is chickens! Ordered chicks from hatchery in February with friends. All were vaccinated. 4/14 A total of 36 chicks arrived, 2 DOA. Immediately gave water with Quik-Chik, added Gro-gel to feed, and placed under heat lamp in brooder with wood chips on bottom. 3 chicks lethargic. All beaks were immediately dipped into water so they could find. Tried to hand feed and give water to the 3 that were lethargic to no avail. All three died. Later that day 2...
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