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    Plastic Tote Brooder

    I’m just getting back into chickens after a few years hiatus. I have 2 old dog crates (one for a small breed and one for a giant breed)- I put a cardboard box in there with pine shavings, waterer and feeder. I actually have 6cats and 3 dogs (that no longer use their crates) And this set up...
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    Mini pig issues

    We just got a 3-week old mini pig whom the lady said was eating pellets but I'm assuming not fully weaned. She has screamed all day long, she ate some pellets and raisins from our hands and has drank some water. I have not seen her urinate or defecate. She is okay when laying with me but only...
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    From tragedy comes growth

    What a peaceful night! Willy (the remaining male Cayuga) was forlorn this morning but since he has Miss Dolly to keep company with they have spent the rest of the day getting to know each other. Don't tell them, but I totally saw them snuggling together earlier. He has not bothered the hens at...
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    From tragedy comes growth

    Good evening! Jerk duck found a new home today! He leaves tomorrow and I'm optimistic that the remaining male and the new female will be able to be calm and happy now. Rocky looks better and we are developing a routine, not sure how long I need to do these vitamins but with jerk duck leaving...
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    CayugaXPekin Drake in Kentucky

    Found a home! Thanks :-)
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    From tragedy comes growth

    Almost a month in and the newest roo has moved outside with the girls. They are all adapting well. Rocky started recovering and we were taking him outside but the bigger birds, ducks and goats freaked him out and he would run in circles. So he started to backslide and the past 2 days have seen...
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    CayugaXPekin Drake in Kentucky

    I have a fully grown cayugaxpekin drake that needs to go. I'll be honest, He's a jerk. It's not his fault (totally) as he is housed with another male (his brother) and being fully grown. He has... needs. He would do well with lots of room and a harem of ladies to spend his day with... I'm in...
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    Duck eye injury

    Thanks, I am going to get another pool for them so they dont have to share. A friend mentioned getting some ladies but I am really out of room for more large breed ducks. Especially to have enough girls for the boys to be......satisfied I guess?
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    Neck deformity

    I got the message and that helped! Thanks so much! It's a process of learning and changing as I go. My current method is 2-3tablespoons hot water, I then dissolve the B12, E and selenium into that. I add 2 droppers of polyvisol and 1-2 tablespoons feed. Mix and feed. He seems to love it and...
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    Poly-Vi-Sol (WITHOUT Iron)

    Thanks, I'll give it a try!
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    Backyard ducks?

    That IS funny! I wonder if it's a breed thing I think though that my boys may be more like on guard duty then partying. They are pretty territorial!
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    Duck eye injury

    Hey all, I have 2 male ducks (CayugaXPekin) approximately 1 year old or so. The one male is obviously more dominant then the other and I noticed they started fighting more frequently resulting in an pretty gross eye injury. I checked on him today and it looks like the mean one is getting more...
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    Poly-Vi-Sol (WITHOUT Iron)

    What's the best way to give a sick chick poly-visol? It smells AWFUL and my roo with wry neck threw a hissy when I tried to get him to take it from the dropper!
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    Backyard ducks?

    We have 4 adult chicken hens (and 5 more babies getting ready to be independent in the coop). AND I have 2 big ole drakes that are a Cayuga and Pekin cross. They all get along great and in fact my ducks are like the bouncers of the back yard, they protect all the girls and defend against the...
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