I'm a real wuss when it comes to dispatching animals too, fortunately DH is okay with it so he usually takes care of things.
But I needed a backup method for when he's not around.
For chicks, I punched a hole in a sour cream container and put the chick in, then used an unlit propane torch and...
Saw another similar post so I copy and pasted.
What type of bird, age, weight
Columbian Wyandotte, 2.5 wks slightly feathered
What is the behavior, exactly
In the corner by itself, puffed up, gasping for air. No sneezing or any other signs, just looking tired and gasping.
How long has the...
So I accosted him twice, I forgot the flashlight the first time. Couldn't find anything.
Looked up gapeworm, symptoms fit exactly.
Thanks for the heads up! I had better treat this guy asap because he's pretty darn important to me!
I have a 2-3yr old SLW rooster who seems to have lost his voice recently.
About two weeks after that happened he got into a spat with another rooster and he has been compulsively shaking his head since. I can't seem to see anything on his face that would be irritating him but I wonder if the...
I'm looking to upgrade my incubators this year and would love to hear about anyone's opinions or experiences with the Brinsea Octagon bators!
A friend has an R-Com Mini which does everything automatically and she has a 100% hatch rate. But it only holds 3 eggs. We need something bigger, but...
Hi, I'm looking for breeders in Ontario that have Silver Laced Wyandottes or Buff Orpingtons. I'll be attending the show in Woodstock at the end of this month and would like to make some contacts and/or pick up some new breeding stock.
Anyone have some suggestions as to who I could contact?
I have a 28wk old Royal Palm turkey for sale, he is in full feather and ready to breed.
Would like to sell (price negotiable) or trade for Royal Palm hen or....? What do you have?
Located in Midwestern Ontario, can meet at Woodstock show on the 30th or make other arrangements.
I did ask about transportation ahead of time and specified that I did NOT have any boxes available that were large enough. I was assured that they would have a large cage that fit into their vehicle. I described in detail the size of the birds so they would be fully prepared. So it came as a bit...
What would you do if someone drove several hours to buy some birds and planned to transport them in a very inappropriate way?
i.e. too many birds to one cage, using plastic feed bags, too many hours without food/water...?
These are breeder birds so as much as I'd like to make money off of them...
Best of luck with your hatching!
I had a nasty temperature spike over 110 for at least a couple hours (heat wave, warmest room in the house etc.) and just about gave up. Just before I turned the bator off and threw the eggs out I thought I should have one last look at them to make sure and they...
Is there anything I can do for the two quail I have with splayed legs? They both seem to have a problem with the right leg and one has curled toes on the left foot. I had excellent luck with putting a shoe on one of the others with curled toes, but not this one.
They flop around and are eating...
I have to go away for a few days and leave my precious eggs with DH to watch and turn.
I usually turn them 3-4x/day but he'll be lucky to remember once or at the most twice.
If he forgets for a day or two, will that damage them? Will once a day be enough for 3 days?