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    Lost feathers on tummy advice please

    No rooster and not neither broody
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    Lost feathers on tummy advice please

    Hi one of our chickens has lost her feathers along the centre of her breast (doesn't look sore), she lost the in May. She also has 2 bare spots on top where her wings join her body. These do look sore. I spoke to a friend (a retired vet) he said if it was mites all the birds would show signs but...
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    The Broody Duck Thread for 2014

    Loving all the baby pics :)
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    The Broody Duck Thread for 2014

    So would you move her or pen her in her own area? If I pen her in would I need to put a swimming pool in for her alongside her food and water or just open up for supervised outings? Naughty boys! How about the egg carrying any ideas on that ?
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    The Broody Duck Thread for 2014

    Has anyone experienced this? Our rescued mallard duck is sat (1wk in) on 12 eggs in the duck house. We have 2 other ducks (1silver appleyard & 1 Cayuga) & 2silver appleyard drakes. This afternoon we witnessed the mallard duck come running out of the duck house carrying an egg and the 2 drakes...
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    Thrilled with our first hatch (pics)

    Hi we are so excited our broody bantam managed to hatch 5 out of 5 of our duck eggs. 2 mini silver appleyards and 3 mini silver appleyard cross Cayugas. Our tame mallard has decided to sit on 11eggs at the beginning of the week too. If they all hatch we may need to find some homes for them. Any...
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    Hatching advice please

    We have ducklings!
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    Hatching advice please

    Ok thanks for the advice. This morning we have a duckling and others trying to get out!
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    Hatching advice please

    I've read that she will raise them just wondered if she will know how to hatch them and if we can move them once hatched?
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    Hatching advice please

    Once they are hatch can I move them? Will mummy be ok with moving house?
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    Hatching advice please

    I have a chicken (bantam) sat on duck eggs. Leave her to it?
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    Hatching advice please

    Soooo excited we have our first ever egg starting to hatch. Our little Peking bantam has been sat on 5 duck eggs for 27days and tonight there is the beginning of a crack in the shell of one egg. I have read all I can find but really could do with more to read on what happens in the hatch and...
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    Moving a broody and her clutch help pls

    Ok that sounds about right temp wise
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    Moving a broody and her clutch help pls

    Your help is really appreciated. When you say pips and peeps you mean sound and taps breaking the shell? When I shine a torch on them I can see an air bubble and a big dark mass but can't determine any further. I've only tried a few times as nothing seems to alter in what can see it's not...
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    Moving a broody and her clutch help pls

    Thank you for your reply. I have moved the other hens out if the house and left her alone with her eggs. They are due to hatch until next Thursday (28 days) so I shouldn't expect any pips until then should I? Should there be movement in the eggs? I haven't noticed any yet. I try and check them...
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    Moving a broody and her clutch help pls

    Hi I'm a newbie here and to incubating eggs We have a broody silkie bantam sat on 5 duck eggs, it's day 21. I read that I should separate her from the rest of our hens, so just tried putting her in a rabbit hutch with her eggs. They were snuggled in their nest but she stressed and didn't sit on...
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