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    Need advise! Polish Frizzle Can't Climb Ramp to Coop!

    Need some advise. We have a 1 year old Polish Frizzle Hen who cannot go up the ramp into the coop. The coop is elevated about 1.5 - 2 feet off the ground and has a ramp about 8 inches wide with treads every 4 inches or so. We have tried putting her on the ramp halfway up, etc. but nothing...
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    Hen with Bald patches on Breast and Neck for the Past 8 months - need advise!

    Yes my hen's neck looks just like that! She has a bunch of pin feathers poking out of the skin though but they never grow. She has been that way for a good 8 months or more...it doesn't seem to get worse or better, but it just stays the same all the time. I have no idea what to do for...
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    Hen with Bald patches on Breast and Neck for the Past 8 months - need advise!

    I have been watching to see if anyone is picking on her and I haven't seen anything. She has always been the "leader" of the flock. Besides her bald patch on her neck, I have a White Leghorn hen who laid big white eggs very consistently her first 2 seasons. But now in her 3rd season...she...
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    Hen with Bald patches on Breast and Neck for the Past 8 months - need advise!

    I have an Isa Brown hen (2 years old) who has had a bald patch (no feathers) on her breast and neck for the past 8 months or so. I thought it was a molt, but its been too long now. The skin is bright red where the bald patch is. She is not laying many eggs, and I believe that most of the eggs...
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    Duck with turned in feet

    For a turned in foot, I would give some PolyVita Sol liquid vitamins (without iron) in the ducks water, give lots of greens, niacin and corn meal are also good for their leg health. Swimming may help strengthen as well. Mine was in very bad shape and while he still isn't totally normal, he...
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    Chicken Lovers from Genesee County, Michigan!

    How are the ducklings doing? Getting big fast?
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    Chicken Lovers from Genesee County, Michigan!

    When my ducks were babies, I made sure to really mash up the peas though. We have been feeding our ducks the Purina Flock Raiser. We have fed our chickens Dumor brand, and also Purina Layena. Both seem OK. I really want to start doing organic food but the high price has kept me away. How...
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    URGENT - Please help! Duck has prolapsed vent

    Here they are Donnie (bottom) and Marie (top)!
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    URGENT - Please help! Duck has prolapsed vent

    Donnie is so happy with his new friend, Marie. I kept a fence between them for the first day but the following morning I just had a hunch that they would be fine together. Sure enough they are already like two peas in a pod following each other around the yard. Donnie is eating like his old...
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    Chicken Lovers from Genesee County, Michigan!

    What brand food do you feed your ducks/chickens?
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    Chicken Lovers from Genesee County, Michigan!

    We named the new duck, Marie....couldn't resist having Donnie and Marie. LOL They are doing great! The following morning I just put them together and they are already like two peas in a pod following each other around. He is eating like normal again and seems very happy with his new friend...
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    URGENT - Please help! Duck has prolapsed vent

    Update! Donnie got a new compantion today!! When he heard her quack he just started screaming with excitement....I think he thought Minnie was back. He looked a bit disappointed when he saw the duck, but after a few minutes he seemd a bit interested. I think they will get along. I have a...
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    Chicken Lovers from Genesee County, Michigan!

    Yes we got a new female duck, 7 months old, today for Donnie. He seems happy about it. She is a loud one too! I think all the females are loud though. LOL I hope they get along well. Fo rthe first night I put a little fence between them so they can get a little used to each other. Congrats...
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    Help with Sex of Adorable Polish Frizzle

    I have seen the bigger smooth Polish on the nest and know she is laying for sure. The frizzled, I have NEVER seen in the box, I but I do see the smooth Polish in there. In fact, their coop is elevated and she (the frizzled) cannot go up the ramp by herself to get into the coop...I have to put...
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    URGENT - Please help! Duck has prolapsed vent

    Thank you so much for the information - so much appreciated!!!
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