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  1. duckieinalaska

    chick in distress

    My chick died this morning so I may never know the cause.
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    chick in distress

    This is my little Barnevelder with the problem.
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    chick in distress

    No. If you can picture a full grown turkey.....my chick looks like that. Her front (entire breast area) is large and bloated looking. Completely different from any of the other chicks. When looking at her from the side as she walks, she looks like she is very top heavy. That area does not...
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    chick in distress

    I was moving my Barnevelder chick (hatched late April) from her smaller enclosure to her permanent home yesterday. Her breast area appears larger than normal and soft/watery feeling. I've never raised this breed before so I wasn't sure how normal/abnormal this is but she is not eating today or...
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    Barndevelder chick in distress

    I have a Barnevelder chick (born the end of April) that I just moved from her smaller enclosure to her new home/run. When I picked her up it appears her breast area is overly large and watery/soft feeling. I thought maybe it was just the breed but after watching her today, she is not eating...
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    How to Prepare Your Flock For Winter 101 *Official Thread*

    I make certain the house is protected from draft by stapling heavy duty plastic on both the inside and outside where necessary. My house is raised off the ground and lined with insulation and then linoleum for easier cleaning. Two light bulbs are in place for added heat and I use one of those...
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    Caring for Pekin Ducks in Cold Climates

    Our ducks are part of the Anchorage population. I would be interested in knowing what you and your husband decide to do for shelter, etc. for your ducks. Do you have Pekins or another variety? If anyone has any tips on Pekins (what kind of food you use, shelter, etc.) I would be very happy to...
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    Caring for Pekin Ducks in Cold Climates

    Thank you so much for the feedback! And yes, our weather can get quite severe but I don't think that much different from the midwest or upper northeast. 0 degrees quite normal, with windchill at times to -20. It's not like we get a lot of sunshine though during the day so feels cold....even...
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    Caring for Pekin Ducks in Cold Climates

    I acquired 2 Pekin ducks this summer. Winter is rapidly approaching in Alaska and I need help in what I need to do to safely house my ducks. Space is an issue. I also have 4 pet chickens but their house is too small for all of them. Do the ducks need their "pool" for swimming in the winter...
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