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    Big broody Judy

    Good to know thank you! She’s been steady on the nests for the past 3 days. I just went and took her out and now she’s eating :clap but certainly was not happy about it haha
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    Big broody Judy

    I am new to chickens this year and just when I think I’ve got the hang of everything one of my olive eggers decides to go broody. I don’t have any roosters nor do I plan to have any roosters. So my questions is what, if any, harm is there just letting her sit on the eggs? She switches between...
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    Getting ready for winter

    Co-sign on what most others have said. Plywood on all sides is a good idea just keep maybe 4 inches open at the top so you have ventilation! Add a thick layer of straw to the bottom and BAM. You good :thumbsup
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    Cold a** winters!

    I don't have an enclosed run so I won't have any sides to cover as far as that goes. They have a coop inside of a large fenced in area that they free range in. So if they don't like the weather, they go inside on their own! Thank you for trying to clarify that for me though! :)
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    Cold a** winters!

    All makes total sense! Give them the option and let them decide! Thank you :)
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    General coop cleaning and duck questions

    There is a company called First Saturday Lime who makes an organic lime that you can put into duck pools/waters to keep algae out if you've got that problem as well (it's edible so no problem if/when the ducks drink the water)! We sure did this year. Lots of poop, lots of algae in the pools! In...
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    General coop cleaning and duck questions

    My ducks have been funny about swimming pools. I have a set of girls who will swim in literally anything, and a set of girls who prefer a small kiddie pool, clean water only. I think it's just the way some of them are! Stinks though after you put the work in for a nice pool and they turn away...
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    Winter

    I know many people say not to put waters in coops overnight but my ducks actually, for some reason, did not want to go outside really at all last winter so I kept a water in their coop 24/7. Just make sure you have ventilation so as to avoid frostbite/mold, etc. inside the coop. It gets very...
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    Cold a** winters!

    Gonna be a lot of S rigging up this year!!!! :lau
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    Cold a** winters!

    LMAO hey - better off! Go poop outside!!! :clap
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    Cold a** winters!

    Okay thank you good to know! I will start off and allow them daily access to their outdoor area and see what they seem to prefer! It was interesting to me that my ducks were not interested in the outdoors during the winter! I felt bad for them being cooped up most of the time but they chose to...
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    Cold a** winters!

    This Is going to be my first winter with chickens - while I've read up on plenty of things I need to do, I still have a couple questions for the BYC community. I live in Michigan where winter got down to -17 last year in the polar vortex. Normally it does not get that cold but it's not uncommon...
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    Tiny silkie squatting!

    OMG that's a thing??? The massive poops?! I'm waiting on 5 hens to lay right now and I swear to god their poops look like small dog poops! :lau
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    Bantam outcast??

    Thank you! I am not worried about her whatsoever, she's fine and she's been fine I pretty much was just wondering for myself since I'm a chicken newbie haha :) - but temperament makes sense too she's extremely docile. Thanks again!!
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    First incubation of duck eggs

    I feel you! I mean, you're only checking on them once every 3 seconds, what's the big deal?! :lau
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