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    do ducks need to be dewormed?

    my ducks run togtehr with chickens & turkeys. They are pekins and muscovy. Does anyone deworm ducks? thanks, ps.s when i dewormed my chickens & turkeys they were penned up separarte & the ducks were left to range free, so as to not ingest any wormy chicken or turkey poop. i'm scraping out and...
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    Deep Litter Method Smell

    Hi folks, i too will be using a horse stall like the other poster is, except our barn floor is concrete - anyone have any suggestions for maintaining on concrete? all this about "turning" is new to me, in fact i thought i read somewhere you weren't supposed to disturb litter unless it was to...
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    can i deworm and antibiotic at the same time?

    Hey guys, did i post under the wrong topic? I surely need an answer. A few have read but no-one replies. p.s. I separated the ducks, they will have no chem of either kind. Thanks so much for any advice,
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    can i deworm and antibiotic at the same time?

    Hi - got some new chickens & the seller recommended worming them so i got piperazine52. The new birds are in isolation. Thought i'd do my whole flock with the dewormer, why not, even though i never have. Coincidentally a resident hen got a goopy eye today so my question is, can i dose everyone...
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    [LIST - Over 1,000 names!] Chicken names!

    Roo: Mezzo Forte (we're on Mezzo Forte III, now) Roo: Mr. Backup (no explanation required) Hens: Scrappy Chicken, Dovey (RIP), Beeker (RIP), Savannah & Georgia, Lips, Bianca, Goldie, Chomp, Little Red Hen, Henny, Dominique, My Little Salmon Favorelle (all RIP)
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    Domestic and wild turkey ?

    NOt an expert but we did attract 3 wild baby females - we believe they were orphaned - they started hanging around our barnyard probably for the feed, we did also have 3 1-2 year-old bourbon reds along with our chickens & ducks, but i don't think your domestics will be enticed away from the...
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    Show off your 2011 Turkey Poults

    our first 2 of 2011, our first via incubator.
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    ...still just 2 poults, both vigorous. I've not opened the bator but because poult # 1 came out Friday a.m., and # 2 arrived yesterday a.m., i do want to pull these 2 out & get them in a brooder later today. No pips or zips on the remaining 7 eggs. I return to work tomorrow so have to get these...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    Hi turkeywrangler & co - how're you doing how's your hatch - i am pleased to announce poult# 2- started zipping at 11:33 and is OUT at 11:45!!!
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    anyone ever had a pekin hen go setty?? i heard it's not possible?

    Cutest pics, & good stories, thanks wifezilla. i am thinking about moving Betty pekin into my 'broody cabinets' in the barn that way all the other quackers (pekins) can have their coop back - last nite they stayed in the barn and of course pooped everywhere - i will weigh this carefully after...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    ...i can hear a second voice in the choir, although i can't see any pipping...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    HI folks - you turkey-fanciers are a super bunch, thanks for the words and the pics - cooool! #1 poult is continuing to impress with his singing and short distance sprinting however i see nary a pip on the 8 remaining eggs, i can't hear any extra voices in the choir either so hmmmmm...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    We-ee-ee-llll, no further action in the bator but i am sticking to my "#1 was in the smallest egg" theory - meaning maybe the bigger eggs somehow need proportionately more time not a very scientific theory i know - anyway i'm going to retire for the evening and not be upset no matter what comes...
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    anyone ever had a pekin hen go setty?? i heard it's not possible?

    ...but i do believe i have a pekin settin on about 10 eggs. Man who gave me our 1st pekins told me they don't go setty so last year i used the bator. My bator is hatching turkeys right now, when they're done on the 30th-31st should i steal the eggs out from under her and put them in the bator...
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