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    ideas for my duck house

    Hey all! We have an earthpond that's about 13,000 gallons. We dug it out and left one stump in the middle. Our hope was to put a duck house on it and let the ducks use that at night for protection from predators (pond is also in the middle of a fenced in garden). I was originally thinking of...
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    is duck poo poisonous to dogs and cats?

    It does have a drain, and we run well water through it about once a week, and if it rains, it receives run off water that flushes it really well. Planning on getting two Runner ducks.
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    is duck poo poisonous to dogs and cats?

    I have a small pond (8ftx15ft- 3 ft deep) and plan to get ducks, but someone told me today that ducks poo is poisonous to dogs? My dogs and cats will drink the pond water at times, so if this is true, it's not going to work out. TIA
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    Me and mines Our brooder! Little cuties! Framing up the coop... Framed up underneath existing roof and beside existing storage shed... Front angle of storage building and coop after new siding and trim... backside of coop... Framing out the run area, 16x16 space run from the other...
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    lost our first hen last night... to a ???

    I had the bottom of their temporary run propped up on a log yesterday for them to get out and free range a bit with the older flock... didn't put it back down last night. The darn thing snuck up under and had him a meal . he can't get in tonight... unless they dig .
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    lost our first hen last night... to a ???

    Third year of hobby farming, and we lost our first 5 week old chick last night . I am 99% sure it was a fox, because my neighbor saw the thing run across her horse pasture from our yard just before lunch (thought they were nocturnal!). So now I am finally in the "predators and pests" section of...
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    Need Advice!!!

    I have a mother hen and her 5 chicks, and a golden comet that seems to want to kill her! She runs after her every chance she gets and grabs the back of her neck and won't let go! I could just kill her! Not sure what to do... give her away? build a seperate coop? WHY is she doing that?!?
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    MOTHER HEN Q's

    I am new to this so bear with me . My hen has 5 little chicks under her, a few more hatch each day, out of 11. She is in a nesting box, in a large hen house with adjoining run. I am wondering HOW and when she's gonna get herself and babies down to eat, drink, and then where does she go? does she...
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    When can chicks forage?

    I let mine out when the weather outside the brooder matches what it is in the brooder... they love to be out and let the air up under their wings and scratch around for bugs!
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    So SAD!~

    that is terrible!! so sorry for your losses
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    coops, and mice, and cats- OH MY!

    We have a storage building with an adjoining chicken coop. The coop is predator proof, but occasionally they are out about in the yard to free range, and I can't say that we ALWAYS remember to lock them up at night. The storage building has a family of mice living under it, and I really don't...
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    question about coops, mice, and cats

    We have a storage building with an adjoining chicken coop. It is predator proof, but occasionally they are out about in the yard to free range, and I can't say that we ALWAYS remember to lock them up at night. The storage building has a family of mice living under it, and I really don't want to...
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    HELP- Do Broody Hens ever change their minds? !!

    She was off the nest for well over an hour! And was acting all delirious around the yard:D. yes, she did settle back in on her eggs. I was glad to be able to count all ELEVEN eggs under her... and almost took a few out from underneath her... but feel so bad doing that!!
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