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    Helping special needs bird to drink?

    Oh, I forgot about gelatin! I actually keep plain, unflavored gelatin in the cabinet for making their treats! It will be good for her plumage too, thanks so much for your suggestion! I'll make a thin batch and add it to her water dish and see if that helps encourage her to slow down and eat the...
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    Helping special needs bird to drink?

    Looking to make drinking less of an ordeal for a bird with a mouth deformity causing her to easily inhale water while sipping. I have a little coturnix hen named Nuggie who was born with a deformed oral muscle. The place on her lower beak where soft flesh begins is quite hard, like scar...
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    Something for chicks to snuggle (not feather duster!!)

    Oh my gosh the little darlings! Thank you so much for sharing your adorable pictures. I have some sort of same material, maybe I can fold it up for them or put it between some rice bags so they can squeeze in.
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    Disappearing quail eggs!

    A broody cot hen is a rare and special event! Congratulations! I've only ever had it happen once before with a snowy hen named Measle. She hatched and raised 3 babies! Unfortunately broodiness is an instinctive behavior and not one that is taught by the parents, same as sand bathing and...
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    Butchered chicken meat weird smell and taste wont go away.

    I always taste their food too... 😅 At least now I have an excuse to give people when they catch me at it!
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    Something for chicks to snuggle (not feather duster!!)

    Hello. I've got a batch of coturnix chicks internally pipped and about to pop. My question is, what can I give them to use as a comfort item when I'm too busy sleeping or showering to be with them? Normally I just use a teddy bear under their heat lamp, but they always seem to be endlessly...
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    What is this creature?

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    What is this creature?

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    What is this creature?

    I think I found it!!! Google 'skiff moth caterpillar'
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    What is this creature?

    The shape is really similar to the chrysalis of a butterfly called 'cabbage white' but this is far shorter and fatter. I know that some types of butterfly chrysalides stick to surfaces, but I have never dared to unstick one, so I couldn't tell you if that's what they look like underneath!!
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    Please help me, i'm having an eggsistential crisis!

    That fast dolphin noise, if it's the one I'm thinking of, means they found special food but they don't usually do it as chicks. There is another 'fast dolphin noise' they can make, and if it does it with its mouth wide open, that means it's very angry or scared, and is trying to be threatening...
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    Hatching eggs using your body??

    Those little converters are life savers!!! Mine always tend to stop working after just a few uses, though.
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    Hatching eggs using your body??

    I'm really excited to hear how this goes!! I am dying to try it myself, too, but don't want to run the risk of becoming overly bonded with a rooster.
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    Hatching eggs using your body??

    It gets really really humid in there sometimes! Temp depends on insulation and ventilation, you have to do a lot of testing. In my opinion, the biggest problem would be contamination! There is an acid and certain oils secreted by our skin that can wear away and harm the protective film over the...
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    Hatching eggs using your body??

    I have not hatched eggs, but I have, successfully, about 4 times incubated tiny songbird nestlings to maturity using a similar device, basically an insulated metal box with holes drilled in strapped tightly around my waist. You don't move so much that you would harm an egg! Just don't go...
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