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    Adding to my flock?

    Unfortunately I don’t really have the ability to do the look don’t touch method. The birds we are getting are 1.5 years old, and ours are just under a year. I will add more roosts and hide outs to the run, as well as add extra feeders and waterers. I am adding on to my run to give more space...
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    Adding to my flock?

    I have a friend that is getting rid of his 6 laying hens. They are in good shape and healthy. Is there a proper way to introduce new birds to my current flock? I do not have any roosters.
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    Best treat?

    So I didn’t start off right with my ducks. I didn’t get them trained or use to human interaction. So whenever they see me or my wife coming, the flip out. I don’t see them as pets, but getting them “trained” to come for food or something would be very helpful. what treats or food do your ducks...
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    Condensation in my coop

    Not a bad idea.... its for my ducks.
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    Condensation in my coop

    I was out checking on my ducks and noticed that the ceiling of my coop is dripping condensation down onto my bedding in the coop. I am guessing it is because I have my coop wrapped in some plastic to stop the wind as there are some really big gaps in the side boards. I didn’t think this would...
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    How high?

    My issue is all the trees around make putting the net up very hard. Not to mention all the small branches and leaves that fall on it will pull it down or tear it.
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    How high?

    I have decided that the chicken run that I built this spring is not quite big enough for my 8 birds. It is 16ft x 12ft and is 8ft tall. I am new to the game and at the time needed something bigger than what I had for the chicks. It works. They love it, but I feel like I want to add more area...
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    Water for winter?

    Temps are starting to drop here in Northern Oklahoma, especially at night. This is my first winter with ducks. How do you prepare? Do you offer a pond in winter, or just drinking water? If you have a pond for your ducks, how do you keep it from freezing? i had thought of using a stock tank...
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    Restricted free range idea help?

    How do the poles do with wind? I am thinking of building something like what you have there. One side will connect to my coop run, and the other 3 sides will be t-post fencing.
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    Restricted free range idea help?

    I want to dd on to my runs so that my chickens and ducks can have more space to range... I wouldn’t call it free range as it would be a fenced in area accessed from their current runs... the issue is I have massive hawks that I feel would easily get my birds... anyone do some type of fenced in...
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    Rubber Mats?

    So I live in Oklahoma, and obviously our winters are not that bad compared to Montana and Idaho... this is my first year with chickens and ducks.... if I understand what I have read, I don’t need to add any extra heat for my birds in their coop? If I want to continue good egg production, I just...
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    4 runner Drakes

    looking to sell 4 runner drakes. All about 3-4 months old. Located in Enid Oklahoma. Never sold ducks before, so how about $10 each?
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    Duck sexing and egg question?

    Can you train ducks to lay in one area/spot like you can chickens? The ones that are laying, they do it all over the place. I want to keep the eggs in the coop and out of the mud.
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    Duck sexing and egg question?

    Here they are.
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    Duck sexing and egg question?

    I have 7 ducks (5 runners, 1 female Peking, and a drake khaki). 4 of the 5 runners seem to have a curly tail feather on their butt. I looked it up and read some posts here but is this a 100% method to sexing these 4 as drakes? I ask because in less than 24hrs I have found 5 eggs, but it looks...
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    When will they start?

    Well we have our first eggs... they are kinda small, but I thought I read that is normal for the beginning. Correct or no?
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    When will they start?

    Im in North/Northwest Oklahoma
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    When will they start?

    Is there anything I should be doing? They have grit, oyster shell, food and water as well as scratch feed. They have multiple nesting areas.
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    When will they start?

    I got my hens back at the beginning of April. When do they normally start laying? Does the temperature (been hot here) have an affect on them starting to lay? I have 4 Black Australorps, 2 Red Orphingtons, and 2 Buff Orphingtons.
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