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  1. Terri O

    SIXTH ANNUAL WI CHEESEHEAD BASH

    OK all, here it is! We have THE CAMP reserved again this year with our "extras" from the wonderful auction last year! (thanks everyone who contributed!) Our dates this year are May 29 thru May 31. Mark your calendars NOW! This is by far the best party in the Midwest! Camping, bunkhouse or...
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    interested in learning about Muskovy genetics

    Hi all--I have a flock of muskovy ducks and have many questions about genetics. Anyone on here good at that? Since I only frequent the WI group I would love a PM so we could talk! Thanks--TerriO
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    Fifth annual WICheeseheads Bash!!!

    Hi all---yes, this is the thread for the BEST party all year! Since everyone is getting anxious I thought we'd better get to planning! We are at Christus Memorial Camp again this year, located in beautiful, and scenic, Clintonville, WI. Our dates are May 30, 31 and June 1. Let the chatter...
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    Large blood filled swelling under wing....

    Hello--I posted this this morning on the quail thread and havent gotten any replies yet. I thought I would try here as I imagine this could happen to a chicken as well. I would love to hear any input! Thanks. Terri O Location: WI~chickening for 26 years! Joined: 1/2010 Posts: 4,100...
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    Button Quail with swelling...any ideas?

    I got a pair of buttons for my finch cage again...I noticed that the female's wing was starting to stock out a bit about 2 weeks ago. I thought she had caught it in the cage bars. Today I took her out because it is REALLY sticking out now. I tried aspirating because I suspected an abscess...
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    Hatching questions on Bobwhites

    Hello--I have a friend tha tis doing a test hatch for me. She has two birds out over the last two days and a few more to go. Can the babies stay in the hatcher as long as chicken babies or do they need to get out after a day or so? I guess they are peeping like crazy and driving her nuts! My...
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    edit pencil missing?

    In our Chickenstock announcement I wish to add to my first post but the edit pencil is gone. Can you put it back? Thanks! TerriO https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734707/fourth-annual-bigzios-wi-cheesehead-chickenstock-thread
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    Odd findings while butchering...need help/pics

    OK friends--I NEED your help now....I had to butcher another meatie today and I found strange things and I really want some opinions on this! Here are the pics I took. FIrst I thought it was odd that the wing had a very swollen top part (I dont have a pic of this) I get the bird all plucked...
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    Bobs are dying--any ideas?

    Hi all--I thought my problem was done but it seems it has started up again...sigh. SO I have my bobs and the cots outside in raised pens. We had quite a bit of snow and it got cold here. The cots were fine, the bobs (sho are supposed to be native) started dying 1 or 2 a night. I thought they...
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    FOURTH ANNUAL BIGZIOS WI CHEESEHEAD CHICKENSTOCK THREAD!

    OK--to attend this extravaganza you must repeat the title 3x fast, standing on you head, oh yeah, Nekkid! Now that I have your attention...we need to start the planning for our spring gathering. We will be at Christus Memorial Camp in Clintonville, WI once again. As soon as I am sure I will...
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    Never have seen THIS before! Have you?

    I have a 4 year old OE cross game bird that has been healthy all his life. The other day I didnt see him and found him in the barn hunching...He couldnt see. Eye area is puffy and he has a lump under his beak. There is no foul odor at all. Once I got his eyes opened up he started eating. I...
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    free range chick problems

    Hi all--I am going to try this post here because it is but isnt an emergency... I have many broody hens that do most of my hatching for me. This year they are now on their second broods and I am suddenly having problems with the chicks. when they get to be about 2 weeks old suddenly one eye...
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    Anything else I can do for my Yellow Naped Amazon?

    So I was cleaning cages earlier and noticed that my YNA had laid an egg at the bottom of the cage. Weird...I put the nest box on two weeks ago. I offered them a peanuts and she wouldnt take it. I took her out and put her in the hospital cage with a 60w bulb above and the cage wrapped in...
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    Interesting observation...

    Today the wheaten marans eggs were officially 4 days late. I did the float test and had nothing so I cracked them open. I had two black chicks, 2 silvery looking chicks and one yellow. All had quit about 2 and a half weeks in I judged. My question...since I have not hatched this breed...
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    Doeling born with swollen neck

    Hi all--I have been having a very rough time with my goats this season! I had one with a leg back that strangled because I was at work. Another was born (I think dead) with a swollen neck and today another one was born(this time alive) and it also has a swollen neck! Has anyone ever dealt...
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    Bigzio's 3rd annual WI Cheesehead Chickenstock has been scheduled!

    Hello all...for your early planning...the Cheesehead Chickenstock has been scheduled for May 18-20th at the Christus Memorial Camp. More information will follow! Hope to see you there! Terri O These people are attending: Terri O---Terri and Derek(2)and Liza and Elliott---cowboy beans...
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    A fair price for Cot quail?

    I had a man stop the other day that was buying ducks and chickens. When he heard that I had quail he wanted to get a few for his little boy. I had no idea what to charge so I said 3 for $10. I sold him the roos. Now I am thinking of hatching some more birds...is that a good price? Should I...
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    Quail and eggs

    Hello--my coturnix quail (2 male 7 female) are about 3-4 months old now; and after laying eggs for most of the summer I am now getting NONE! They are eating and dust bathing and acting normal otherwise. I have put their eggs in my incubator and the last are scheduled to hatch Friday...I have...
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    Let my racers fly for the first time tonight...

    I have a few young racers (5) that I bred. They have been living with my young guineas in an outside pen screened on all sides. I rigged up a way for them to go out into a little pen and then outside. Two came back in just fine...I am hoping that the other 3 will figure it out! THey were up in...
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    Opened my bator to add water...surprise!

    Thirteen babies! They are waaay adorable too (of course) These are from my adults that I got in the spring. I should have more hatching every day now for a while! Terri O
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