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    Duck lost her voice

    I have a four year old cayuga duck, the past few days I have noticed that when she goes to quack not a sound comes out. She has been completely normal otherwise, eating, drinking, dabbling and doing ducky things. The only changes that I have noticed is the past two days she has not laid an egg...
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    Broody Goose :)

    I am new to having a broody goose, I have silkies so I'm use to the broodiness. But this is my first broody goose! I noticed a few days ago my Pomeranian goose decided to set on some of her eggs. The only problem is I have no gander and I felt bad about her setting with no outcome. So I got a...
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    My new special duckling

    I couldn't help myself today I went into Tractor Supply just to get feed, when I saw they had ducklings. I wasn't going to get any until I saw this one special looking one. I just couldn't leave him there, he was just to special. I seem to have a soft spot for the not perfect ones, I already...
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    Wanted: Showgirl and Silkie Chicks

    I am looking for some Showgirl and Silkie chicks for early next year February/March 2013. I figure I would start looking now! I hatched out lots of eggs last year and only ended up with one Showgirl, so really want to find someone that is willing to ship some chicks out. Looking mainly for...
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    Chicken Flock Reduction

    Chicken Flock Reduction Sale! I have a few hens, roosters, pullets, and cockerals available!! Hens: $20 each Roosters: $5 each or Free if you buy a Hen! I will also trade, looking for a few Runner Duck Females, any color. 4 Hens (Red/Buff) Turkens/Naked Necks (Lays large brown eggs!!)...
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    Awesome Birthday Present

    My birthday was Monday, August 13th, and my husband knows me all to well. He didn't get me jewelry, clothes, or video games. Nope he got me three of the cutest little ducklings!!!! The biggest one in the back is my Pekin boy "Aflac", the tiny one to the right is my mallard girl "Ducky TamTam"...
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    When can they go together?

    I have two different hatches of coturnix quail, first group is 6 weeks old and the second group is 3 weeks old. When can I put the two groups together?
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    Coturnix Colors and Male/Females?

    I am still new to Quail and I hatched out these little ones and I'm not sure what colors I got or if I have males or females. Any help would be greatful! Quail 1 Quail 2 Quail 3 Quail 4 Quail 5 & 6 look the same, the breeder said if any came out like this they are from a Red...
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    Is she an embden?

    I had ordered goslings from Ideal, one Pomeranian and one Tufted Roman. But the one is not a Tufted Roman, so is she an Embden? She is a biggen, almost twice the size of my Pomeranian "Beaker". She is very watchful, and likes to protect her duck flock. I would just like to know what her breed...
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    My new quails and my adventure!

    I am finally getting started in quail, I am so excited! I had my first hatch group is 3 weeks old, and I just had another group hatch out yesterday. The first group the breeder sent me 30 eggs, I ordered 12 and she said she would send extras if I didn't mind. I was very surprised to see all...
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    Did I make sexable chicks?

    I just recently hatched out 8 little mixed chicks. All had a Blue Cochin for the dad, but three had a Barred Rock for the mom. Would these chicks be sexable? I noticed two of the three had white spots on their heads, boys? The other moms where Mottled Houdan, TetraTint, and Salmon Faverolles...
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    My first homegrown chicks!

    These are my first set of chicks, from my own chickens! I have hatched many chicks, but not from my own yet. I am so excited, they are all mixes but sooo cute. The proud daddy is my big Blue Cochin "Krull", and the moms are a Salmon Faverolles "Zimby", Mottled Houdan "Emo", Barred Rock "Willow"...
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    Broody gave up during hatch!?

    I have a broody that has sit constantly for 21 days. Only getting off once every morning to eat, drink, and poop. This morning when she got off, I peeked in the nest and saw 5 pips, with 1 starting to zip. I thought cool, they are starting to hatch, babies on the way. Now this is the weird part...
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    Bad Hatch Troubleshooting

    Over the weekend I had my Coturnix Quail eggs hatch. Out of 30 eggs, I had only 4 hatch! I had 12 in my Brinsea mini advance, that is what the 4 that hatched came from. And the other 18 in my Little Giant Still Air incubator, with no hatch. My Brinsea usually gives me awesome hatches, my last...
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    Muscovy Ducklings Boys/Girls?

    These guys I got on April 20th, and they were around 2 weeks old then. So they are about 6 weeks old now. When can I tell if I got boys/girls? I have a few pics of them, any ideas or is it still to early? Also curious of what colors I got. Here is a group shot of the three in question (the...
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    Housing Coturnix Quail near waterfowl

    I know you shouldn't house Coturnix quail near chickens. But I have looked through the many pages and tried searching about housing them near ducks/geese. They are not going to be in the same pen as the ducks and geese, just their hutch will be leaning against the side of the duck/goose coop. Or...
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    Little Ducky MoMo

    Tonight while closing up my ducks and geese, I witness the most hilarious thing. I have been keeping my 2 goslings and 2 ducklings out with the big ducks during the day, but closing them in the house separate from the big ducks at night. Well I had gotten the goslings and one of the ducks, but...
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    Finally outside!

    I finally got my goslings and ducklings outside yesterday! The biggest gosling kept escaping the brooder and greeting me at the chick nursery door every morning. I figured they must be big enough to go out, and boy was I right! I kept thinking they weren't big enough to go out with the big...
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    Muscovy duckling colors?

    I finally got my three muscovy ducklings on Friday and just wondering what colors I ended up getting. The two moms (at least the ones that were setting on the eggs were a black/white and a lavender. The dad could have been any colors, black/white, white, lavender, and chocolate. He also had some...
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    Getting muscovy ducklings friday!!! They are here with pics!!!

    Finally after searching for months for Muscovy ducklings locally I found someone only an hours drive from me! They have mostly black and whites, but they have a few barred and chocolates too! They are almost two weeks old and so cute, they sent me a few pics. What should I look for color wise to...
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