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    Hen being lethargic ?

    My Silver Wyandotte is being very lethargic, just sitting around the yard all day. She hasn't been running with the flock on our 2 acre property in the last 3 or 4 days. Head is up, alert and sitting like on a nest. Acting very calm and mellow. Comb is red, eating and drinking, no signs of...
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    Crooked neck turkey ?

    Nutrena All Flock feed with 20% protein.
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    My ducks ate a pool noodle , now what ?

    They are all fine. Thanks for all the input.
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    Crooked neck turkey ?

    One of my 19 week BBB turkey can't/ won't extend his neck. It rests it's head on his back with his neck down like a "J" shape. No sign of damage or feather loss and his been in the 20x20 pen with 3 other turkeys the whole time. I appears he is eating and drinking okay, but what's wrong and what...
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    My ducks ate a pool noodle , now what ?

    My free range ducks found a green pool noodle left out by grand kid, and it looks like swiss cheese now. They act fine, anything I need to do or be worried about ? -Thanks
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    Chickens, ducks, and turkeys in planted fields ?

    Farmer got the soybeans in a few weeks ago and the sprouts are about 2" to 3" high. Mainly in the evening the birds like to go out in the field to scratch and peck like birds do. I don't want to cause any crop damage, but it's hard to tell if they are just looking for bugs are scratching up last...
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    Khaki Campbell , male or female ?

    I have 3 straight run KC ducks that are almost 3 months old . Two have blackish colored bills, and one has a yellow/olive colored bill. Does the bill color at this age indicate male or female ? -Thanks
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    Adding new chicks to coop with nest boxes ?

    Because the chickens I have now use to when they first were put in the coop and I had to block them off until they started laying and broke them of the habit..
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    Adding new chicks to coop with nest boxes ?

    In a few more weeks my chicks will be ready to join the adult chickens in the coop. I can't block off the nest boxes because the other hens use them, so how do I keep the new ones from sleeping/pooping in the boxes ? -thanks
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    When can ducklings be moved outside ?

    Thinking like 11am to 7pm in a wire covered 12'x24' run; gets dark about 8-8:30.
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    When can ducklings be moved outside ?

    I have 3 Indian runner, 3 kaki cambells , and 3 Cayugas that are around 4 weeks old ( I think the Cayugas are closer to2 1/2 to 3 weeks). They are rapidly out growing their 4'x4' indoor brooder. I'd like to move them to the barn in a 8'x8' pen with a heat lamp. Highs are hovering in the low to...
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    Sexing ringneck chicks ?

    I was told the males have tiny spurs on their legs and females don't. Any truth to that ?
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    Sexing ringneck chicks ?

    Farm store will be getting straight run ringneck chicks this year, what's the best way to sex them ? -Thanks
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    Sexing turkey chicks ?

    It's almost "chick days" time at the farm store and my daughter is really hoping to get a male broad breasted bronze turkey this year. Last year we got two females, since they are straight run. Any tips on sexing them ? I've been told males have a more squared head and females more rounded, is...
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    Adding a goose to the flock ?

    We have chickens , a turkey, and down to one duck. I was thinking of adding a goose to help out with the hawks, is it worth it ? I don't want to hear honking all day long or have my grandkid chased, what's a good breed ? I assume females are more docile ? Dog friendly ? Do they really keep the...
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    Mixing young ducks with adult male ?

    I have a year old male Ruen duck, all females have been killed by predators. I'd like to add three female Ruens ducklings to my duck flock, but I'm not sure how well the drake will accept them. What age is a good to put them in the coop and run with the drake ? What issues are there to consider...
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    Hawk ruined my day

    Drake was in the duck house by his own will , door was open, he ran and hid there, he didn't want to come out. It happened about 1pm on a clear sunny day. Saw the hawk in a nearby tree, plus he came back later looking for the body . The dog spooked him off the duck but it was to late, he can't...
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    Hawk ruined my day

    I had a male and female pair of Ruien ducks that were never more than 3 feet apart , ever. they just turned 11 months old and we were looking forward to eggs in the next few weeks. I see the drake in the duck house, alone and I already knew she was gone. Found her in the wetland/ drainage ditch...
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    Rooster limping, sitting all day

    As reported in another post, my dog got a hold of my Buff Orp rooster. Mostly feathers under the tail pulled out and some scuffs and abrasions. Been treating it with topical poultry spray and neosporene. The first few days he limped slightly but would move around the yard a little, now he has a...
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