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    Barred Cochin mix?

    He is. Unfortunately there are too many roosters, so I need to rehome him/
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    Barred Cochin mix?

    What are your guesses for this rooster? He does have 5 toes. Thanks.
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    How clumsy are turkey poults supposed to be?

    I have a pair of poults less than a week old. One of which cant walk more than a couple steps without falling over. He sits a lot, especially while eating. This isnt normal, is it? He is eating and drinking just fine and seems to be doing ok otherwise. The other can walk a lot better. Thanks for...
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    Breeding silkies

    Stupid question here: I'm looking into breeding my silkies. Does it matter if the black breed with the white? How do the genetics work with the colors? Thanks
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    Update: duckling with a crooked leg

    Kind of late reply. Duckling has grown up. Unfortunately, she gets picked on a lot by some of the chickens, especially the silver campines. She doesnt keep up too well with the other waterfowl. I don't know what to do about that. I don't currently live with her anymore, but will be going back to...
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    Wry Neck?

    So I don't need the extra E capsules along with the poly vi sol?
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    Wry Neck?

    The Selenium pills I have are 200mcgs and I've been cuttting them into 1/8 pieces so they aren't getting much smaller. Would it be better it give him the 25mcg selenium every other day or would that still be too much? Actually is 400 IU of Vitamin E a day too much for a chick?
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    Wry Neck?

    So, I'm giving him 1 Vitamin E 400 IU capsule mixed with 25mcg of Selenium, 3 drops of Poly vi sol, and a little water to think it out. I'm giving him 1 dose of that spread out 2-3 times a day from a dropper. Does this sound right or should I change anything? When would be the soonest I would...
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    Wry Neck?

    I'm a little confused. I found in another thread to not give Poly vi sol in combination with the vitamin E/selenium because it will negatively affect the uptake of the vitamin E. Also, I could not find a vitamin E with selenium so I just bought them separate. I found a water soluble vitamin E...
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    Wry Neck?

    What should the dosage sizes be for Vitamin E and selenium? Is there a way to tell the chances of survival for my chick. I'm going to be pretty unhappy if I lose this one. I've been looking for a silkie for a while now and just happened to find this one.
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    Update: duckling with a crooked leg

    My duckling is doing well. Unfortunately, due to the slipped tendon he/she will never have use of that leg. But he/she has pretty good balance and keeps up with the flock rather well by hopping around. I think its a female, as it is making quacking sounds (I've heard females get louder and start...
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    Wry Neck?

    I found a silkie chick in Atwood's bantam bin yesterday. I noticed its bending and twisting its neck in ways I don't think it should and walking backwards when it does that. But it only does it every once in a while usually when I pick it up. Otherwise, it seems pretty healthy and is eating and...
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    Week old duckling with crippled leg

    I have no idea of the gosling's sex, just going with worst case scenario and I wind up with 2 males. The feed store's supplier is Ideal, and it's hatchery choice.
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    Week old duckling with crippled leg

    Alright then, here's my babies. Sorry for pic quality, will try to get better ones soon. How well will 2 male geese get along?
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    I have to write a research paper

    Well that's a good use of them I suppose. What exactly happens to those that go to a rendering plant?
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