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  1. charlindabob

    Sportsman GGF Cabinet Incubator, Clear Door in Excellent Condition with trays

    I have a Sportsman incubator that is several years old, but looks like almost new. It has been well taken care of. I haven't the 5 gallon bucket, but everything else and have quail, chicken and duck/turkey egg trays. Extra humidity sponges too. Clear see-thru door, you really will like that...
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    It's Muscovy Laying Time Again.

    I have downsized my flock of White Muscovy ducks from over 150 to a more manageable size of 30 or so. Last year, my cabinet incubator was on 24/7 from February thru June, but not this year! I may raise a few but I will probably use one of my Styrofoam 'bators with a turner and maybe raise a...
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    Whew, I am done done done !!!!!!!!!!!

    About 2 hours ago I turned off my cabinet incubator. Have just finished giving it a good cleaning and it feels good not to have it on. It has been on since early February! I've got about 40 white Muscovys that just hatched and I am DONE. I've hatched over 200 this year, pinioned each and...
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    Midget White Turkeys

    About a month ago I bought a dozen MW Turkey eggs and received 14. I put them in the incubator and I now am the proud "TOM" of 12 little ones. I just finished pinioning them (I hate that, but a necessary evil I suppose). All appear ok.
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    Muscovy metal Butt End leg band question

    I want to leg band my large Muscovy drakes with aluminum butt end leg bands and don't know what size to buy. If you use this type of leg band, please let me know the size I should buy. I know my ducks will not use the same size bands, but I need to band the drakes soon. Thanks,
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    Embden Goose x Muscovy Drake mating

    I just witnessed my white Muscovy drake mate with my Embden goose and it looked like a good mating to me. Anybody know if the goose eggs could be fertile and if so, what they might be called? I have read that many people think that the Muscovy is more related to a goose than a duck, but I...
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    Need help....ducks dying

    I have some white Muscovy ducks that I hatched out last year and are almost sexually mature. I have (had) three females that have an enlarged gullet or breast compared to the others, the red caruncles have faded to a yellow/orange, they stay more apart from the flock, not nearly as "hungry...
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    Need some help or at least some input here

    I have some ducklings just starting to feather out and I have a large enclosed chicken pen 25x50 and I let my ducks out yesterday from their small pen to run with the chickens while under observation. Well, all was fine for about a half an hour, everyone behaving themselves, so I went in for...
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    Who has MAMMOTH White Muscovy ducks ?

    I have read of MAMMOTH White Muscovy ducks in Australia, but unable to locate a source or information on them in the US. I am interested in some fertile eggs from white parents of exceptional sized Muscovys. Mammoth Muscovys equal Mammoth eggs? I don't know, but I would have to know the...
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    Horizontal Eggs in GQF Tray Ideas Wanted

    I have a GQF Incubator and am interested in ideas to lay large (duck & goose mainly) eggs on their side while incubating. I have the plastic egg holders to hold the eggs in a vertical (pointy end down) position, but I want to lay eggs on their side during the majority of the incubation cycle...
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    Who has a problem peeling boiled eggs?

    I am 67 years old and I just learned how to peel soft or hard boiled eggs without tearing up the egg and in under 10 seconds per egg! Follow this simple easy anybody can do it recipe for easy peeling of eggs. Put a pot of water on your stove and bring to a rolling boil. Remove eggs from your...
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    Unconventional watering system for my flock

    Throwing this thought out here for some comments... I have been thinking of a commode (toilet) for watering my ducks, chickens & turkeys. I thought I might bury it down a bit to make the height within reason and hook up a drain to it that drains outside the coop. I am so tired of changing the...
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    Unconventional Water System

    Throwing this thought out here for some comments... I have been thinking of a commode (toilet) for watering my ducks, chickens & turkeys. I thought I might bury it down a bit to make the height within reason and hook up a drain to it that drains outside the coop. I am so tired of changing...
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    Funniest looking Muscovys I ever saw !!

    Would you look at this?!! A couple of months ago I ordered a dozen MUSCOVY duck eggs from a person on eBay and I hatched these two out still in the automatic turner at 28 days! The others died in the shell as I removed them to the hatcher and who knows what they were. Anyway, emailed the...
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    Incubation progress of Muscovy eggs

    I candled my Muscovy eggs today (day 14 on a 34-35 day hatch) and tomorrow I will candle once again as I weigh each egg and lay them on their side, but I have a question: All my eggs show some increase in the air sac and all show blood veins and I even saw some dark spots (eye?) in several...
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    What duck is this?

    I bought "Muscovy" duck eggs and only two hatched out (at about 28 days!), I know, Muscovys take around 34 days, but anyway this one duck looks like most any other black and yellow duckling except it is an extremely fast grower and has pure black about half way down on each leg and then there...
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    Snakes & Baby Chicks

    OK, I am gonna rant a bit.....I had nine Delaware chicks and one chick died so I am left with eight. I have an enclosed 25'x50' pen with netting on top to keep the raptors out and I have 10 red sex-link pullets well over a month and a half old in there. Yesterday I introduced my 3 week old...
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    Buff Orpington Pullets / Hens

    I would like to have about 6 Buff Orpington pullets or young hens. I am located in Sumter county Florida and will travel for the right chickens to surrounding counties. No roosters wanted. Had to put a price in to list, so I put in a dollar. LMK your price. You can email me at charlindabob...
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    Buff Orpington Pullets / Hens

    I would like to have about 6 Buff Orpington pullets or young hens. I am located in Sumter county Florida and will travel for the right chickens to surrounding counties. No roosters wanted. Had to put a price in to list, so I put in a dollar. LMK your price. You can email me at charlindabob...
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