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    Goslings of 2014 Hatch-a-long

    I hatched my buff americans last year from eggs I got on eBay. Now, this spring, the egg laying has started. I am up to half a dozen and getting ready to fire up the bator! Love baby goslings! <3
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    Eggbound goose!

    I have a goose that I am sure is eggboung. My small group of buffs just hatched last spring, so this is their first breeding/laying season. My 3 girls started laying approximately one week ago. This morning I found one goose in the dog crate where they lay the eggs and she appeared to be...
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    Advice for keeping a blind duck?

    Awww! Poor duck! I do have a few bantam chickens in with the ducks, but they don't bother them. Just the geese for some reason want to go after just the blind one. Even when I put her back in her own enclosure, the geese went over to her fence and honked and chattered at her. Odd, because...
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    Advice for keeping a blind duck?

    That is what I will have to do. I had kept the juveniles in their own area of the 400 sq ft pen and had always put the food and water in the same place. But, a couple days ago, I banded the juveniles and opened that area up, allowing them to join the flock. Well, it had only been an hour or...
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    Advice for keeping a blind duck?

    I have a juvenile spotted australian duck that has always been a bit different. I thought at first that she might suffer from a mild form of retardation, the way that she behaved and moved. But, after spending more time watching her interact with the larger flock, it has become apparent that...
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    Bantam Duck Page

    Love your pens! I began raising ducks with some ebay hatching eggs, last spring. I chose the bantam spotted australians for my first try at ducks. We hatched 8 last year and this year we are up to 15. In drakes, I have the green and silver heads, but I must confess, I am not very good at...
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    Mlwards Member Page

    We first decided to get chickens last spring and our day-olds arrived in the mail May 2010. 8 tiny, adorable fluffy butts in a box! Loved them! A couple months later, we were given a pair of bantam buff brahmas. Who knew raising chickens would be so... addictive?! Certainly not my boyfriend...
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    Mine too. Outside foraging around with their feathers blown right backwards. It's 29 here and VERY windy. Have had to knock the top layer of ice free on the waterers and the ducks basin is slush! Brrrr....
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    Chick with cross beak *pics*

    Quote: So, this was my sweet Bella (although it turned out to be a roo, we continued to call him Bella) at 11 days. As you can see from the updated pic, his beak continued to move until it was pretty much 90 degrees. I tried all the recommended things from the folks on the site (thank you...
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    Quote: Oh, these guys are beautiful! I have buff orps and I love them. But I wouldn't mind some of these! Maybe closer to spring? Where in NY are you located? I am in Steuben County.
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    Quote: Eeeeewwwww!
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    Tab's chicken obsession : I went and shut in the chickens. My delaware hen and her female chick were missing, her male chick was in the coop with the other birds. The last time they were seen was yesterday. I hope they are just hiding somewhere. Awww, hate the missing animals! Keeping my...
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    Since late summer, I have to check the cats daily because they spend a lot of time in the woods. In the 5 years that I have lived in this location, I haven't seen ticks like this. I can expect to find & remove at least 4 each week from my cats. Forget the medicated collars! Even Advantage &...
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    Tab's chicken obsession : Has anyone aver found ticks on chickens? I just pulled one off my dog and I wondered if chickens ever got ticks. Our woods have been really bad this year for ticks. I pull them off the cats from time to time, but have never seen one on the chickens. I think they...
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    Quote: I am laughing my butt off right now! You guys are funny!
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