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  1. Dori47

    Lice treatment help!

    When I bought new birds that came with lice, I treated them with Advantage ( dog and cat flea meds) which is over the counter. I know it treats lice in dogs, so gave it a try and it worked well. 0.1 ml/ kg) Safer than permethrin . I can't help with a dose of the stuff you got
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    Weasel still under the duck house

    And checked again. It was in the live trap. It now literally is swimming with the fishes ( I threw the trap in the pond with a rope attached to haul it out again)
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    Weasel still under the duck house

    Went out to check on everything. Weasel is in the pen still. It was trying to get the duck out of the live trap without going in the trap. It ran off when I went out there. I turned the trap around the other way
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    Weasel still under the duck house

    Well we don’t have guns or pepper spray as we live in town and pepper spray is illegal period.
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    Weasel still under the duck house

    6 one old lady who has lived through lots of predator attacks her 3 remaining offspring ( we lost a lot this year) and two big ducks that can’t fly. i don’t normally keep them locked up during the day, and they can get away from predators, but had two more than I am allowed so kept them locked...
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    Weasel still under the duck house

    Yah, no place to put them inside. A piece of duck is in the live trap, rat traps are in the area, patched the door as best I could after dark with no tools. So stressed
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    Weasel still under the duck house

    I poked at it with a stick, sent the dogs in ( they were afraid of it too) we have raccoons, cougars. And now I stink like weasel, which is not as bad as skunk, but worse than ferret
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    Weasel still under the duck house

    I came home tonight to a racket. One duck was out of the run ( it isn’t covered and they can fly, just usually don’t) two dead ducks and the rest freaked out. The weasel is under the duck house and hissing at me. The ducks are in the house, but the door isn’t tight( rat chewed a hole in the...
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    using an incubator

    awesome. thanks all
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    using an incubator

    we have one of those cheap styrofoam incubators. How long do my bantam duck eggs need to hatch and what level of humidity do I need? I read up on this years ago when we first got ducks, but we had a broody duck, and we just let her set the eggs and we got ducklings every year. Last year we...
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    How Many Eggs Did You Get Today?

    Got the first egg 3 days ago, up in Canada. I free range them during the day, and haven't found any out and about. They often lay eggs after released from the coop, so when the days get longer, I have to hunt for them. I would love a nest box of some sort I could put in the yard to encourage...
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    a strange thing happened today

    First time I have seen it, they have always had separate places, and the same ones each year. they added two new ones this year ( hence why we couldn't find them)
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    a strange thing happened today

    we have a small backyard flock of 2 australian spotted ducks, 2 australian spotted drakes, 1 indian runner duck and 1 new baby indian runner drake( 9 weeks old) the australian spotted ducks are very broody and both have been sitting on nests for almost 2 weeks. The Indian runner gets broody too...
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    Broody duck

    She added another egg today. Last year they were confined to the pen, and obviously the house was good enough
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    Broody duck

    we got 2 ducks and a drake last year, one of the ducks is broody, and we let her hatch out a brood. We kept a couple, so now have 3 ducks and 2 drakes . They are Australian spotted, but we also have an Indian runner duck. We are right in the city. The Indian runner lays an egg a day, but I...
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    When do ducks start laying again?

    if it is related to day light hours, should I have lights for them? it is now about 9 hours of light where I am
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    duckponics revisited

    I know nothing about it, but the idea of a raised pond that doesn't get mud in it, I love. Can't wait to see more
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    Agree or disagree GAME!!!

    Disagree. I think summer is the best season. Agree or disagree?
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    Kiddie pool for the ducks

    unfortunately it is close to the neighbours property, so will have to connect a hose, but the tree it will be watering will really appreciate it
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    Kiddie pool for the ducks

    it is technically sitting on dirt, but with shavings piled up around it. The ducks dig in the dirt and run 10 feet to the pool with their dirty bills. there is a small container of water closer to the house for them to clean off in, but they like the pool. They actually will fly back and forth...
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