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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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    Deep Litter Method Smell

    Hi folks, i too will be using a horse stall like the other poster is, except our barn floor is concrete - anyone have any suggestions for maintaining on concrete? all this about "turning" is new to me, in fact i thought i read somewhere you weren't supposed to disturb litter unless it was to...
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    can i deworm and antibiotic at the same time?

    Hey guys, did i post under the wrong topic? I surely need an answer. A few have read but no-one replies. p.s. I separated the ducks, they will have no chem of either kind. Thanks so much for any advice,
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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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    [LIST - Over 1,000 names!] Chicken names!

    Roo: Mezzo Forte (we're on Mezzo Forte III, now) Roo: Mr. Backup (no explanation required) Hens: Scrappy Chicken, Dovey (RIP), Beeker (RIP), Savannah & Georgia, Lips, Bianca, Goldie, Chomp, Little Red Hen, Henny, Dominique, My Little Salmon Favorelle (all RIP)
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    Domestic and wild turkey ?

    NOt an expert but we did attract 3 wild baby females - we believe they were orphaned - they started hanging around our barnyard probably for the feed, we did also have 3 1-2 year-old bourbon reds along with our chickens & ducks, but i don't think your domestics will be enticed away from the...
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    Show off your 2011 Turkey Poults

    our first 2 of 2011, our first via incubator.
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    ...still just 2 poults, both vigorous. I've not opened the bator but because poult # 1 came out Friday a.m., and # 2 arrived yesterday a.m., i do want to pull these 2 out & get them in a brooder later today. No pips or zips on the remaining 7 eggs. I return to work tomorrow so have to get these...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    Hi turkeywrangler & co - how're you doing how's your hatch - i am pleased to announce poult# 2- started zipping at 11:33 and is OUT at 11:45!!!
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    anyone ever had a pekin hen go setty?? i heard it's not possible?

    Cutest pics, & good stories, thanks wifezilla. i am thinking about moving Betty pekin into my 'broody cabinets' in the barn that way all the other quackers (pekins) can have their coop back - last nite they stayed in the barn and of course pooped everywhere - i will weigh this carefully after...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    ...i can hear a second voice in the choir, although i can't see any pipping...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    HI folks - you turkey-fanciers are a super bunch, thanks for the words and the pics - cooool! #1 poult is continuing to impress with his singing and short distance sprinting however i see nary a pip on the 8 remaining eggs, i can't hear any extra voices in the choir either so hmmmmm...
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    We-ee-ee-llll, no further action in the bator but i am sticking to my "#1 was in the smallest egg" theory - meaning maybe the bigger eggs somehow need proportionately more time not a very scientific theory i know - anyway i'm going to retire for the evening and not be upset no matter what comes...
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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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    Canadians check in here....

    Hi all! Central Ontario here - didn't realize there was a Canadian channel. I'm on BYC non-stop today is how i found this thread - i am on vacation and had timed my very first turkey-incubator hatch for today-ish - so when i'm not staring at the bator i'm posting on BYC about staring at the...
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    27th or 28th May hatch, looking for buddies

    hi - joining in because today is 'hatch day' for my 9 turkey eggs - 1 poult out & doing awesome, no other noise/motion yet from the other 8 but that's ok, i've plenty of housework to keep my mind off it - natchlaly & co. hope your hatches continue strong...will we all write back with "going into...
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    oh no, temp drop in lockdown - turkey eggs/brinsea - HELP!

    Hi - turkey poult # 1 hatched out already - doing fine! Must've been your good wishes you sent my way.
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    YAYY!! first pip on my 1st turkey hatch!!

    wow - # 1 is OUT already! What a little fighter, the whole thing from pip to hatch was only about 1/2 hour. He practically exploded out of his shell. The shell still retains its 'whole egg' shape, it's like he zipped so efficiently that he could just 'kick' the shell right off. No blood, no...
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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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