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  1. BorderKelpie

    Would someone mind giving me an idea what kind of duck this is, please?

    I purchased this duck as a baby almost two years ago from a feed store that is supplied by Ideal, I believe. She was a pretty yellow ducky with a silvery sheen to her and dark legs. She was a bit bigger than the others in the pen so I named her Grey Goose. I think she turned out to be one of the...
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    What drake would fit in best?

    I have three ducks. One is a BEI that is always broody, one WH - mostly white with silvery smudging, and one penquin - y looking Ancona. What breed of drake would you choose for that mixture? I doubt iI would raise very many babies, but I would love to let Cuddy hatch a few of her own and I...
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    Deviled eggs made easy!

    I just found this little tip and thoght I would share. I don't know if it is already posted somewhere but, who knows, maybe somebody can use it: Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep...
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    A scary thing happened to me (and a warning)

    For anyone who drives using cruise control: Last night, on my way to work (in a Trauma Canter, no less)I set my cruise control as I always do. I live abut 45 minutes from work and the first 30 minutes is fairly open hiway. As I approched Downtown Dallas and increased traffic, I turned off the...
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    Great Pyrnese needs a home

    A coworker of mine is desperate to place her GP in a new home. I haven't meet her yet so I don't have specifics so far, but I was told she is a young adult, UTD on vaccines and spayed. She has not been around chickens and has always been an outdoor dog. I think my friend just got in over her...
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    A&M's in bad shape, need advice, please

    Ok, so I got a phone call that someone had found A&M quail and was I interested. Of course I am, so he brings them by and they are cute. They are in 4 cardboard boxes and they are moslty white. (Some have patches and spots). Anyway, there are about 10 to a box and trying to jump out as we look...
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    amprolium question - blindness in mammals?

    I was talking to the breeder that I got my puppy from. I mentioned how big she was getting, blah, blah,blah, the usual puppy chat. I blamed her growth on the fact that she steals the chicken food and that this week, the feed store only had medicated starter. She freaked when she found out it...
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    Suggestions regarding evacuation?

    Just recieved a phone call yesterday afternoon from my parents. Apparantly there is a damaged levee close to my home. THe word is now that one heavy rain could burst it. I am approximatly 1-1 mi. away according to GoogleMaps. There is a possibility of an evacuation order this winter. Any...
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    Dumb question re: aggressive coturnix

    I am wondering if it is normal for my females (the speckled chested ones, right?) to be aggressive toward me. When I feed them, the girls rush the cage doors and have bitten me. It doesn't hurt, but it surprised me. It now happens every time I go into their cages. The boys seem ok, just the...
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    Did something weird today, well actually yesterday...

    I got home from work, did my chores and called my mom to let her know that I got home ok and was still alive (we never stop being moms, do we? lol). Well, my DD calls in. I, of course panic because she had just gotten to school (I work the deep night shift). Anyway, turns out the Ag dept at her...
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    My first Serama egg!!!

    I found my very first Serama egg today (well, yesterday - lol). I hatched a couple from aberfitch and then went and picked up a couple more. His birds are beautiful. Honestly didn't expect eggs until next spring since they are so tiny. What a neat surprise that tiny little bitty egg was. I am...
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    My first ever quail

    Ok, so I made a trade, 6 roos for 7 quail. I was told they were Bobwhites, but after looking through the hatchery catalogs, I have determined that they are coturnix. (I hope I spelled that correstly, heaven knows, I can't pronounce it!) lol I was thinking about getting some quail next year...
  13. BorderKelpie

    On being a responsible pet owner - (rant)

    Ok, so I had my little Border Collie spayed today. She is a nice dog, registered with the ABCA, loves to work, a pretty blue merle and white sweetheart. Her hips are good, her eyes are good, she's vaccinated, house trained, obedience trained..... I had dreams of raising a litter or two from her...
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    Any advice for a deaf puppy? (link to her pic added)

    I have recently been blessed with a puppy that appears to be almost completly deaf. She was born 07/02/2009 so is now 8 weeks old. I have had her since Saturday. I think we are doing fairly well, she is scary smart. She is following me, is coming when called (hand signal) and I am trying to work...
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    Crossbreeding Snowy Mallard with East Indies????

    What can I expect if my SM drake and my EI duck, uh, get along well? Should I just eat the eggs or hatch a few? They are beautiful birds and I really enjoy them. Would that be a cross anyone would be interested in? Thanks!
  16. BorderKelpie

    Rescue rant (parrot)

    Ok, some of you may remember a thread I posted several weeks ago about the macaws I picked up as a rescue/rehome situation that the rescue group tried to get me to breed. Well, I thought I had that stopped. I have been getting phones calls about every other day. Apparantly even though I politely...
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    Dumb question for Serama breeders

    Ok, I was wondering at what age do you weigh Seramas to figure out what class they are? I have some tiny 7-8 week old babies (crowing for almost 2 weeks now!) and I would like to know 'what' they are. They are so far about the size of my ringneck doves and so freaking adorable. Does 6 months...
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    Stupid question about peacock and EE hen

    Ok, I was recently given a stray peacock. I also own a hen that HATES other chickens. I put them in a pen together so that neither is alone. I hate the idea of solitary confinement for any animal. I supervised them and originally, they ignored each other. Lately, I've noticed that Candy (the...
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    Young parent raised cockatiels

    Hi, I have young (4 mos old and younger) cockatiels for sale, cheap for BYC members. They are various colors out of some pretty parents. I have 2 pearls, 2 normals/het for cinammon and 1 normal whiteface/cin. I did not handfeed these guys, too busy with the chickens this year, but as young as...
  20. BorderKelpie

    Keeping Serama's wings clean...

    Ok, weird question for you all. My little Seramas (approx 6 weeks old) get stuff (bedding,poo,dirt) stuck to their wingtips. I have just bathed 3 of them - again. I am starting to think they like baths. lol My little roo, Charlie, stays almost spotless (and his wingtips are white!), but, the...
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