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    Chicken walking on knees

    We have a hen that has suddenly started sitting down a lot, and when she has to move, she walks on her knees, or flaps if she has to go faster. I cannot find any injuries on her feet or legs. Although the flock was chased by a dog the other day. She is perky enough aside from the legs, she...
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    Hen sitting weird, ~2 months after attack

    She doesn't seem to be doing the wry neck thing anymore today. She was able to eat by herself today, but her aim is terrible. She hits about an inch about anything she's trying to eat. If she's by herself, she can keep at it until she gets the food, but with the other hens she hasn't got much...
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    Hen sitting weird, ~2 months after attack

    It does look a bit like wry neck, maybe just because she wasn't eating? I think she's just darn near starved to death at this point. I thought she was eating, but after picking her up it doesn't seem so. She's about 10 months old I guess. I force fed her via these instructions. TLDR; I...
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    Hen sitting weird, ~2 months after attack

    Around November 1st I heard a noise in the coop at 2am, and found a raccoon in there. I chased it off, but one chicken was hurt. He tore her comb off, as well as some feathers. She was pretty beat up, but nothing seemed seriously wrong. I separated her briefly, but she didn't seem to like...
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    Ishi the visitor chicken

    I think you're right, since I got closer it looks more like a rose comb. The bottom of the feet are just like kind of grey from here. Attached is the best I could do for a front view. She seems to have integrated herself into the flock. She slept in the coop last night, we'll see if she...
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    Ishi the visitor chicken

    This chicken has suddenly started visiting our flock. We don't know where she comes from, or where she goes at night. She comes in the morning and hangs around our chickens when we let them out. She even sneaks into our coop sometimes when the other chickens are all out, but some oour flock...
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    Do Blue Andalusian hens all have spurs?

    As far as I can tell none of them are injured. That's just dirt on the foot. I think I have 1 hen, there's one that isn't pictured here that has almost no comb. So I'm thinking that one is probably a hen. I'm not exactly sure what to do, since I'm going to have to get rid of any body who...
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    Do Blue Andalusian hens all have spurs?

    A friend of mine hatched a bunch of Blue Andalusians, and gave me 5. So, they obviously aren't sexed. They are about 6 weeks old. They vary in size and color a lot. (I'm suspicious the gold ones might have gotten cross bred.) However, I noticed last night that they ALL have spur bumps on their...
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    How much oats to reduce 20% protein to 16%

    My Khaki Cambell duckings are around 3 weeks now, and they seem happy and healthy. I bought a bag of 20% protein feed for the first two weeks, but my understanding is that I should now reduce their protein to 16-18%. Since I'm not going to buy another bag of 16% feed, heard I can mix in rolled...
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    Duckling variety identification

    Wow, I hope you're right. I can probably convince my wife to let me keep them if they are egg laying machines. :)
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    Duckling variety identification

    My daughter's class has a small incubator that can handle 3 eggs. I was tasked with getting eggs, and I happened to know of a guy with fertile duck eggs. So I bought some, incubated them, and now I have 3 cute little ducklings. They funny thing is, they don't quite look as I expected them...
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    Early duck emergency

    I suppose I'll add a water dish in the morning, and food as soon as the store opens. :|
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    Early duck emergency

    Well, it does at least seem to be scooting in and out of the heat lamp at will now. I put a stuffed animal in with it to keep it company since it's siblings don't look like they'll be out for a while yet.
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    Early duck emergency

    My daughter's 4th grade class has a very small incubator with 3 duck eggs in it. (This one https://www.beautyofbirds.com/rcom3egg.html) I have it home over the weekend in case they hatch early, as they are due on Tuesday. But one hatched today! Now I'm not very sure what to to do. (It's 2...
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    New ducklings will be here soon and i have a couple questions

    Sorry to barge in here, but I'm in the same position. My first ducklings are coming next week. What is the recommended protein percentage for ducklings? 18%? Is 16% OK after 2 weeks, or should I keep them at 18? And I'm supposed to add brewers yeast? That's the first I've heard that...
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