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    do ducks need to be dewormed?

    my ducks run togtehr with chickens & turkeys. They are pekins and muscovy. Does anyone deworm ducks? thanks, ps.s when i dewormed my chickens & turkeys they were penned up separarte & the ducks were left to range free, so as to not ingest any wormy chicken or turkey poop. i'm scraping out and...
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    can i deworm and antibiotic at the same time?

    Hi - got some new chickens & the seller recommended worming them so i got piperazine52. The new birds are in isolation. Thought i'd do my whole flock with the dewormer, why not, even though i never have. Coincidentally a resident hen got a goopy eye today so my question is, can i dose everyone...
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    anyone ever had a pekin hen go setty?? i heard it's not possible?

    ...but i do believe i have a pekin settin on about 10 eggs. Man who gave me our 1st pekins told me they don't go setty so last year i used the bator. My bator is hatching turkeys right now, when they're done on the 30th-31st should i steal the eggs out from under her and put them in the bator...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    WOW!! after a scare this a.m. when i thought i'd let the temp drop too low last nite - i've got 1 pip (of 9) and it is talkin & rockin! I am so excited!! this is our 1st time using the incubator for turkeys. anyone else hatching today - i am thinking of you! hugs & happy hatching - i will...
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    oh no, temp drop in lockdown - turkey eggs/brinsea - HELP!

    lockdown was Wednesday a.m. i filled up all 4 channels in the brinsea 20 with water and checked the vent is only open 1/3rd. i have 9 turkey eggs in there (only turkeys). Yesterday i'd read somewhere on here about for hatching turkeys, to drop the heat a little bit at lockdown. The brinsea's...
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    Did u have a turkey hen go setty today? Wanna natural-hatch together?

    HI all - Edwina # 2 went setty today - i am in Central Ontario, it's 5celsius/40F outside, and i want to share the cutest thing she did...she & her sister (everyone free-ranges here) have been working away at leaving me a pile of eggs in the far back corner of a hutch that's got it's people-door...
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    momma Brahma's got peeps - do you give your mommas a heat lamp also??

    Yay, first hatch of the season. Momma dark Brahma, eggs were easter-eggers and dark brahma (and probably a few, ahem, crosses) She hasn't let me see them but they are probably not all hatched out yet. Also it's chilly, the temp took a drop here (central Ontario). It's 5 degrees Celsius (is that...
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    how to candle turkey eggs - newbie question

    Hi - it is day 9 for our 9 turkeys eggs in the brinsea 20 - does anyone know how to "candle" eggs - i don't have the fancy scope or anything. I have tried candling before with chicken eggs - went into a dark room , faced the lightbulb, held egg btw my face & the lightbulb - never could tell...
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    question re incubating BourbnRed & wild turkey eggs

    HI - my brinsea seems to only wants to display "even" temperatures however i read that turkey eggs need to be at 37.5 degrees - my brinsea stays stuck on either 37.4 or 37.6. Does anyone know if i should be erring on the side of 37.4, or, 37.6?? I only put them in yesterday morning so i am just...
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    question about incubating turkey eggs

    HI - my brinsea seems to only wants to display "even" temperatures however i read that turkey eggs need to be at 37.5 degrees - my brinsea stays stuck on either 37.4 or 37.6. Does anyone know if i should be erring on the side of 37.4, or, 37.6?? I only put them in yesterday morning so i am just...
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    Hi all, new BYC member from Central Ontario

    Joined because i have a question - the instructions on my Brinsea don't cover turkeys. I have 9 bourbon red/wild eggs in, and i can't seem to get the Brinsea to run at 37.5 like i read on the internet - it only wans to run at 37.4 or 37.6. But i will try and locate the turkey forum and pose...
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