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    No poop in 10 days!

    I check her crop twice a day, and it is never very full (she does not eat a whole lot), and definitely not impacted. It's squishy, and seems normal, though somewhat empty. I plan to take your advice and get Corid tomorrow, and hope that this will help her turn around. Beyond that, I really don't...
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    No poop in 10 days!

    We've had a 12 week old BCM pullet quarantined in the house for the past 10 days. She is lethargic and only eats/drinks when prompted (we go in there 20 times a day, to "wake her up"). She will eat starter feed, finely chopped sunflower seeds, and scrambled egg. No fruits, yogurt, raw...
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    3.5 pounds of impaction removed from hen's crop! Now, what to feed her?

    Well, we found a vet who actually agreed to do surgery for a severely impacted crop on our 2-year old Jersey Giant hen. He pulled out 3.5 pounds (seriously!!!) of sand, gravel, grain and hay, and then flushed and closed her back up. She is on antibiotics, and has food and water in her cage, but...
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    2-year old hen acting "drunk" (Update: she has severely impacted crop, - please advise on crop surge

    2 years ago we purchased 3 Jersey Giant chicks, who turned out to be wonderful hens. One of them has always been a heavy eater, and if she were a human, I suppose she would be consider "obese". She free-ranges along with everybody else, and is a good forager, but she also loves to indulge in her...
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    4 week old duckling constantly sits down on it's haunches

    We currently have no rooster, and therefor decided to let one of our hens, who goes broody every month or so, hatch a fertile duck egg. Everything went well, and she successfully hatched a little Pekin duckling. He is 4 weeks old now, growing well, and seems active and lively, but he only walks...
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    So I rescued these 2 Pekin drakes...

    Update: went and got 3 hens (as a "starter stock", just to see how things would work out). So far, so good. All 5 are co-existing happily, and nobody is getting "worn out".
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    So I rescued these 2 Pekin drakes...

    ...and now the question arises, what to do with them. I have no other ducks (only a flock of chickens), and therefor must decide whether to keep these boys in a separate area with only each other as company, or whether to get them some girls. If I keep both drakes, how many females should I get...
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    I just rescued 2 adult Pekin ducks - now what?

    Hahaha, you guys have no idea: I'm a Nazi, when it comes to finding homes for my animals. I go to peoples' houses, inspect them, and make sure even the roosters I let go off are going to good places, and not someone's dinner table...
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    I just rescued 2 adult Pekin ducks - now what?

    Quote: Naahhhh - have not been able to wrap my head around actually killing and eating any of the critters I save. As for now, they all live happily until they die a natural death...:-)
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    I just rescued 2 adult Pekin ducks - now what?

    Quote: Evelle - thanks for the suggestion, but I would only use CL as a last resort, because I don't want them to end up as someone's Christmas dinner (which most folks who search CL for "unwanted lifestock" (like spare roosters or male baby goats) are looking for.
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    I just rescued 2 adult Pekin ducks - now what?

    <Sigh...> I was afraid you all were going to tell me that. I have not yet decided wether I will try to rehome them, or keep them. If the latter, I plan to section off a part of the yard, so that they can free-range away from the hens. Can 2 drakes live together okay (like roosters?), or will...
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    I just rescued 2 adult Pekin ducks - now what?

    They were sitting in a cage infront of a local business for 3 days, without food and water, and in their own feces. Brought them home, gave them chicken feed, water, and a small tub to play in. They immediately proceeded to clean themselves up, and went from being dirty and stinky to shiney and...
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    Chicks with 2 Moms - How's that going to work out...???

    Here's the link to our "Broody Cam" - streaming live...:-). http://www.ustream.tv/channel/seven-feathers-farm
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    Chicks with 2 Moms - How's that going to work out...???

    Quote: Would you please upload some video of them in youtube and share the link .. I'd love to see them. This is amazing. Will do, later on today. They truly are amazing!
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    Chicks with 2 Moms - How's that going to work out...???

    Update: Chicks are 24 hrs old now, and the White Leghorn sisters are indeed sharing baby rearing duties. We still have one egg left in there (might be a late bloomer, or perhaps it just won't hatch), and one will sit on it, while the other takes the young ones to the feeder/waterer. Then they...
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