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    Lost feathers on tummy advice please

    No rooster and not neither broody
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    Lost feathers on tummy advice please

    Hi one of our chickens has lost her feathers along the centre of her breast (doesn't look sore), she lost the in May. She also has 2 bare spots on top where her wings join her body. These do look sore. I spoke to a friend (a retired vet) he said if it was mites all the birds would show signs but...
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    The Broody Duck Thread for 2014

    Loving all the baby pics :)
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    The Broody Duck Thread for 2014

    So would you move her or pen her in her own area? If I pen her in would I need to put a swimming pool in for her alongside her food and water or just open up for supervised outings? Naughty boys! How about the egg carrying any ideas on that ?
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    The Broody Duck Thread for 2014

    Has anyone experienced this? Our rescued mallard duck is sat (1wk in) on 12 eggs in the duck house. We have 2 other ducks (1silver appleyard & 1 Cayuga) & 2silver appleyard drakes. This afternoon we witnessed the mallard duck come running out of the duck house carrying an egg and the 2 drakes...
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    Thrilled with our first hatch (pics)

    Hi we are so excited our broody bantam managed to hatch 5 out of 5 of our duck eggs. 2 mini silver appleyards and 3 mini silver appleyard cross Cayugas. Our tame mallard has decided to sit on 11eggs at the beginning of the week too. If they all hatch we may need to find some homes for them. Any...
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    Hatching advice please

    We have ducklings!
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    Hatching advice please

    Ok thanks for the advice. This morning we have a duckling and others trying to get out!
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    Hatching advice please

    I've read that she will raise them just wondered if she will know how to hatch them and if we can move them once hatched?
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    Hatching advice please

    Once they are hatch can I move them? Will mummy be ok with moving house?
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    Hatching advice please

    I have a chicken (bantam) sat on duck eggs. Leave her to it?
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