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    First Time Duck Owner

    Steven, are you envisioning the duck house outside the area where the chickens are, and a small play yard there for them? I have fencing, but not chicken wire. I have what is called rabbit fencing-- quite a bit of that. They could play in there during the day. I am concerned about...
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    First Time Duck Owner

    I have a pasture area that is about 60 by 25 and inside are our hens-- maybe 60 play in there along with our two little Nigerian Goats. I just got 4 baby ducks. They are cutey little Khaki Campbells. They are under a heat lamp. My question is what is the best way to keep them after that...
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    Need Advice about Raising My First Ducks (Khaki Campbells)

    I have a pasture area that is about 60 by 25 and inside are our hens-- maybe 60 play in there along with our two little Nigerian Goats. I just got 4 baby ducks. They are under a heat lamp. My question is what is the best way to keep them after that: They could be kept inside the bigger...
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    Obligatory Intro Thread

    Obviously no one ever reads these things! You are all welcome! I love all my hennies, but Buff Orphingtons are just so amazing: They lay well, are mellow and make such great moms. We let our two be in with our big Rhodey Red last spring and got the cutest mixed breed hens. The big hens...
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    How many roosters?

    Harrelltn, I am glad you have a rooster you love. He is a beauty. So is your cat. I was thinking yesterday that there is something special about a cat: They do not automatically love you but do so only if they choose, and, yet, their love can be so wonderful. Mine LOVES to snuggle up...
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    How many roosters?

    Roosters are fun to have. Some get along with others and some don't. At the moment I have four: One is the Alpha, and he is the large chickie boy shown in my photograph. He is a Cream Leghorn and his name is King Arthur. There is a small Red Cochin named The Red King that is strong and...
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    Scarey Predator Story: Resolved!

    So, you do not live in Ashland now?
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    Scarey Predator Story: Resolved!

    I love the story about caring for your rooster, and would love to hear --read-- all the details.
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    Scarey Predator Story: Resolved!

    Ha ha! A fellow Oregonian! i love it here. Have you gone to some Shakespearean plays? I love that sort of thing! I was down south volunteering for Katrina, and it is very beautiful. We were in Louisiana and Mississippi. I do not mean the terrible destruction of the hurricane and...
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    Scarey Predator Story: Resolved!

    I will look into it. Thank you!
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    Scarey Predator Story: Resolved!

    Sparrowsong 98, Wow! Thanks for sharing. Great story. I HATE Opossums, too. One day a few years ago a big one chased one of our cats into our house. The cat went under a low couch. The possum followed but was too big to catch the kitty under there. I took a broom and drove him outside...
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    Scarey Predator Story: Resolved!

    Thank you, CarolinaSinshine! We do not have pavers, but I will keep my eyes open for security materials. Our coops, fencing and little barn are all made from recycled materials and other people's leftover materials. I bet there are things around that could help, and will start looking...
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    Scarey Predator Story: Resolved!

    --------------------------------------------------------- Thank you, Mr. Pink! I agree totally with what you say. I definitely do not have a "It's not a big deal" attitude. You have helped me a lot: You got me thinking about it. However, how can one trap something like that since our...
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    Scarey Predator Story: Resolved!

    ---------------------------------------------------------------- You are sweet to be so caring. I would set traps, but I believe it will be difficult: We have kitties running around out there, and they could get trapped, too, as could a hen or two. The problem is we live in a rural area...
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