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  1. SimoneG

    Geese care in winter?

    Hi! I've been thinking about getting a couple Sebbie geese. They had some at the fall exotic sale here (North Dakota) and I loved them but I don't know what they require in winter or how cold hardy they are. I do have chickens, guineas and peacocks. But nothing that swims. Do they need a heated...
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    Penhen that picks her neck bald :( ideas?

    Hi guys, I've got a 2yr old peahen that won't stop picking all her feathers off her lower neck. Shes been dewormed (all in one & ivermectin 10 days later) dusted for mites, blue koted (she seems to like the taste) and currently trying vetrcyin spray. Shes been doing this all summer but now that...
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    Hen hide-a-way in the pen?

    hi all! Working on my new pen and I was told to make spots for hens to hide away during breeding season. Wondering if anyone had any cute ideas from their own pen? Thanks!
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    8 pea eggs in! Hoping they hatch!

    My first time doing pea eggs. 5 shipped and 3 local pickup. Fingers crossed that they hatch! Any suggestions for hatching success are welcome :) I've hatched chickens & guineas so far. It is the Incuview with humidikit setup.
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    Duckling help! Newbie & I inherited one.

    Hi! I have inherited a duckling. (The rest of his family got squished on the highway) :( people knew I had keets & asked if I can take him. They are the same size & seem to be getting along fine. He's drinking & eating ok. (I've got regular chic starter) Wondering in that's ok for him? Does he...
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    Duckling help! Newbie & I inherited one.

    Hi! I have inherited a duckling. (The rest of his family got squished on the highway) :( people knew I had keets & asked if I can take him. They are the same size & seem to be getting along fine. He's drinking & eating ok. (I've got regular chic starter) Wondering in that's ok for him? Does he...
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    Grain Bin Pea house?

    Hi! Working on ideas for separating my pairs for next year (they will be 2 then) I have some empty grain bins on the property I lease and was thinking of using them for the Pea houses with kennel panels around them for a pen (and netting or tarps over) anyone have experience with this? Would...
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    Guinea hatchalong 5-27 to 6-21?

    Well I managed to find 11 guinea eggs over the past week so in the incy they went tonight. Fingers crossed that it goes smoothly & everyone hatches out good. I'll keep with some updates throughout the hatch. Not sure on color as I have 2 mature roosters a pied pearl & a royal purple. Hens are...
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    What age do I expect first guinea eggs?

    Hi! Wondering when I should be finally expecting my guineas to lay? They hatched September 23, 2017. (7mos old) wondering if it's just too early in the year yet? Or if they are just too young? Thanks!
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    Guinea hatchalong 4-21 start date

    Hi everyone! Welcome to the hatchalong for Simone's Tick Exterminators! Just set 24 eggs that I got off of eBay. They rested for 36 hours, (tilted the egg cartons 4 times) disinfected with a 50/50 mix Listerine/water. Candled & all air cells appear to be attached. Temp is at 99.5°f humidity is...
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    Shipped eggs.... don"t turn for the first week? I'm confused.

    Hopefully theres an expert out there that can help me. I'm reading up on hatching shipped eggs (24 guinea eggs) for my incuview (they roll side to side) a couple of the articles have said to put them in cartons and don't turn for the first 4-7 days of incubation? I am letting them rest for 24-36...
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    March 7th hatch along. Newbie :)

    Posting information for my first hatch using the Incuview w/humidikit. A couple small issues to start with but the folks at incubator warehouse were very helpful to get it fixed up. Everything is now working great and eggs are in ready to go. I'll post more info & updates here as we go. Any...
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    preparing new incubator cleaning?

    Hi all! I'm getting my new incy and humidikit ready for my first hatching. I was wondering what the best thing to sanitize it with is? I'm seeing vinager/water solutions, bleach/water solutions, just water, dish soap, and other sprays. Just trying to figure out what is best and not wanting any...
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    walk out door size??

    Getting ready for spring my outdoor enclosure is ready but I need to make them a doorway to get there. (currently mine are only a year old.) Dose anyone have a pea door size recommendation? (height & width) this will be just for them to use to go in & out during the day. It will be closed up at...
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    incubator with humidkit?

    Hi all! I got an incubator with the humidikit for christmas and I'm planning on putting eggs in at the end of Feb. Does anyone have experiance with the himidikit? (it came from incubator wharehouse) Looking for some tips, tricks, suggestions anything. This will be my first time hatching...
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    Color changing Pea... male or female?

    Meet Lilo the color changing Purple BS Pied (silver pie?) Trying to figure out if Lilo is male or female. the dark spots on the neck keep getting darker but the chest is all white, tail is pointy not rounded like my purple hen. Born at the end of August. Thanks in advance!
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    Record keeping chart?

    Hi! I'm now up to 6 peas! I've been looking for a chart of sorts to keep everything straight. (hatch date, deworming, all in one, and anything extra) Does anyone have something like this that I could copy off of? they are all 2017 hatches but eventually I'm hoping to keep the breeding records...
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    Peafowl roost ideas

    Hi again! I'm looking for some different ideas for roosting. My peas seem to be "broken" lol they kinda just cuddle up by the mirror in the corner and don't like my 2x4 roost or the branches. Pictures would be very helpful :) Thanks!
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    how long should I give electrolytes?

    Hi everyone! My pea chicks are 15 weeks and 6 weeks. I've been giving reg water and the Sav a chick electrolyte and probiotic water since I got them. I have noticed that they seem to drink that before they drink the reg water. I'm wondering if they should continue to have this or if I should be...
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    Feeder ideas?

    new to having keets (9 of them), they seem to be overly messy & keep throwing their feed out of the feeders. (I've tried the round ones with holes, the long ones with holes and a dog dish) wouldn't be a problem but they are on 1/4" hardware cloth in the hutch so it all falls thru with the poop...
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