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    Which end up?

    I bought it on amazon a few years ago. It's no longer being sold and there is no information about the company name. Live and learn. I will turn the eggs over and hope for the best. Thanks for your input!
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    Which end up?

    I'm so confused about why the incubator instructions would say pointy end up.
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    Which end up?

    Howdy! I am on day 8 of my first attempt with my incubator. I just candled and it looks like I have 35 of 36 eggs that are growing chicks! This has been quite a journey with the heating element going out on day 2 and I improvised by using an adjustable lizard heating mat to keep the temp up...
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    Holes in the feet

    He wasn't born like that. It's almost like his feet got too wet and fell apart. But, he's a duck, their feet are supposed to be wet... I'll have to see if I can figure out how to post a pic from my phone.
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    Holes in the feet

    What causes holes in the webbing of a duckling's feet? He's about 10 days old. His feet wouldnt open up properly when he hatched and I had to separate him from the others. Their feet are fine, but he has holes in his. I put him back with the others today and he is so happy. He's walking fine and...
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    Newby duckling mama

    I'm pretty sure the adults were feed store ducklings. I'm not concerned with the breed, really. :) I did leave the two weaker ones out with the mamas and they got cold and dehydrated. That's why I brought them in. My feeling was that they had a better chance to stay warm and safe if they were...
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    Newby duckling mama

    I'm not sure what breed the big ducks are. The drake is black, or very dark black/brown. The ducks are mottled, one is gray and white, the other is mostly tan with white. The drake has matured from this pic and doesn't have the white on his wings anymore. Any guesses to their breeds? I'm...
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    Newby duckling mama

    I have three ducks, one is a drake. My girls have sat on eggs before but nothing has ever happened. The two girls have kept eggs under them in their dog house shelter for a while recently, but I haven't given them much thought since they've never hatched anything out before. This time was...
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    4 questions

    I can't answer all of your questions, but yes they do fly up onto rooftops, in treetops to roost, etc. My peacock flies up to the top of my house and barn all the time. He loves to go way up high and scream at the top of his lungs. Loud. They need a lot of space.He roams all over, to visit the...
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    Black Widows!!!

    I have guineas and my chickens free-range. I still have spiders and black widows. I found a black widow behind some huge flower pots near my pool. I grabbed the closest spray, which happened to be wasp spray, and doused the black widow. She shook it off and didn't seem affected by it. That's...
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    Little Giant automatic waterer issue

    Update!!! I went to Auto Zone and found a 4-in-1 tool for $1.99. They also had four replacement valves for $1.99. Miller sent me instructions for cleaning or replacing the valves, so I took the waterer stems apart. Used the tool to remove the valves, cleaned them, replaced them, and all but one...
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    Little Giant automatic waterer issue

    Okay, those are interesting tips. Thanks to all of you. I will see if tightening the valve will work. Our water isn't too hard. The other waterers aren't leaking, so I don't know why it would be just these that would leak. I will try CLR, though. Did you submerge the entire valve piece in CLR...
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    Little Giant automatic waterer issue

    I can see what you're saying about replacing the core. Culter sells replacement cores for less than a dollar. I need to buy the tool to remove the core also. I did hear from both Cutler and Miller (the manufacturer). Cutler said the waterers are still under warranty. I guess they looked up my...
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    Little Giant automatic waterer issue

    I have five Little Giant waterers in five pens. Two I bought at the local feed store and three I ordered through Cutler Supply. The ones I got from Cutler now leak. Not sure if there's a connection there or not. I know how to adjust the water level and tried that. The problem is that when I...
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