azygous
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azygous

Free Ranging, from Colorado Rockies

8 Years

Thanks all! I was speechless this morning when notified. I hope I can live up to the honor and high standards this award represents. Apr 7, 2018

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    1. Shadrach
      Shadrach
      Hello.
      I was wondering what happened with Ethel?
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      2. azygous
        azygous
        Ethel's poop has slowly improved after I took the step of preventing her being bullied away from the feeders. In fact, after just two days of protective treatment, she regained her self confidence and began asserting herself at the food dishes. This morning when cleaning the poop boards, I couldn't tell which night deposit was hers. Thanks for asking!
        Nov 13, 2018 at 12:06 PM
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    2. iluvsedward
      iluvsedward
      Hi, do you know if Elector PSP can be ingested by ducks if used in their bathing water? Will it hurt them if they drink some of it?
      1. azygous
        azygous
        Here is the poison control fact sheet on spinosad in the environment. http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/spinosadgen.html It states that spinosad is mildly toxic to non-toxic to birds. But I wouldn't expose ducks to it if at all possible. If the duck's recreational water is treated with spinosad, sunlight neutralizes it in one day.
        Sep 6, 2018
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    3. snow5164
      snow5164
      Hi,
      I have a year old Columbia rock cross red flock. Just noticed tonight my girls have open and scabbed over wounds under the wings. I knew they’d lost feathers. Gandolf is so nice, but he has 5 favourites that he’s over mating. Could he become more gentle ? Can this work for us? We aren’t hatching eggs, but we love him
      14 hens
      1 rooster
      1. azygous
        azygous
        By age one, Gandolf probably is what he is. I don't understand sores under the hens' wings, though. Usually mating damage is to the wing shoulders. You can minimize the mating damage by giving Gandalf limited access to the girls. My two roosters generally patrol the exterior of the run, getting a couple hours of access to the hens when I let them out to free range.
        Jul 19, 2018
    4. aprilbos
      aprilbos
      if like to give black electrolyte. but she shouldn't have sugar, I have mollasses, agave, among lemon juice to pick from. thank you for your advice. she's still eating And drinking almost to settled her stomach or to get the junk out of her. she hasn't s!let much :(
    5. weejo
      weejo
      Hi azygous: In your article about the care of bullied chickens the first picture includes a hanging feeder. There is something attached to the feeder...a catchbasin perhaps? What is it? Did you buy or make it? Thanks. Weejo
    6. stefanomarcelli
      stefanomarcelli
      Hi Azygous. Could I use some pictures of your hen's spurs at the following page link https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/what-what-hen-growing-spurs.1065181/ to possibly put them into a book about morphogenesis that I'm writing? If yes how do you prefer to be quoted? (example: "© Courtesy of [personal or farm name or nickname]. Thank you in advance. Stefano Marcelli (I'm a MD and a researcher) in Italy.
    7. Chicksandme
      Chicksandme
      It is so wonderful to have someone like you who is so informative to help those us that need your expertise. Congratulations on your award, it is deserved!
    8. Lady of McCamley
      Lady of McCamley
      Congratulations on your educator badge. I was surprised you hadn't had that one yet. Congratulations. Well deserved.
    9. sourland
      sourland
      Congratulations on the long overdue 'Educator' recognition.
    10. Ruralhideaway
      Ruralhideaway
      You help so many, I was thrilled to see your new badge today!
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    Articles by azygous:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/healing-a-severely-injured-baby-chick
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/reasons-for-tossing-out-your-indoor-brooder-and-start-raising-your-chicks-outdoors
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-a-single-hen-to-an-existing-flock
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/aggressive-baby-chicks-and-how-to-stop-the-behavior
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