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  1. RachaelS

    Duck can barely walk, any ideas?

    I got these ducks about 3 months ago, they were either 1 or 2 years old in April, the guy did not know for sure. A few weeks back this duck started walking funny, now she can barely walk at all. She does eat and her eyes don’t seem sick, however, she is very skinny. Picked her up yesterday...
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    Duck can barely walk, any ideas?

    Removing to post in emergencies. Forgot about that thread.
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    Aggressive Drake Question

    A little over a month ago, I acquired a flock of Saxony Ducks, 2 drakes and 5 hens. They are just over 2 years old. At first the 2 drakes were fighting non-stop. When one of them injured his eye, I separated them. When the eye was healed I put everyone back together, no problems with the...
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    Impacted Crop? or Heat Stroke?

    Okay, have a girl that was 100% perfect today at 3:00. Then I got home at 7:00 pm to feed and she is not acting right. Kind of wobbles when she walks, was panting, hunched up, and just not as fast as she normally is, just picked her up. So I figured heat stroke and brought her inside. Her...
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    Austin, Texas - Flock Sell out

    Okay due to time management issues and stress I am selling off my whole flock. I would love to have all of them gone by next Sunday the 23rd. Willing to deal... Pen 1 – McMurry Chicks arrived on May 6th, 2013 - $10 each, living outside no need for heat lamp, supposed to be all pullets 2 –...
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    What is the Oddest/Craziest/Funniest thing your fowl have done?

    I would love to hear stories! Oddest thing for me, I had 5 hens in a coop, that I would let out each evening for ranging time. One time I let them out, I started walking off, then looked back and they were ALL laying on their side with one leg stretched out, not moving, freaked me out. I...
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    What is this? botulism? Mercks? Vitamin? Something else? Please help! Thanks!

    Can anyone help and let me know what this is? I let them out to free rang today and noticed one of the roosters would not stop just running like crazy around the coops, just running in frantic circles round and round the coops, he then went in to the sick coop and it looks like something is...
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    Hatchery Game Birds - Kraienkoppes - Cubalaya Pictures

    Does anyone have have Hatchery Game Birds (any kind), Kraienkoppes or Cubalaya's? I would love to see pictures, mostly interested in Ideal, but would love to see others.
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    Fungal or Respiratory?

    Okay I posted this thinking it was respiratory but now not so sure. Details: Hen 1.5 yrs, Roo 5 months (mother/son) Hen started with gurgled breathing then the next day the Roo did also. Both sound like they are "purring" and sneezing there is no discharge, they are both eating and drinking...
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    Respiratory Issues - Antibiotics or Antibacterial

    I noticed one of my hens is have wet sounding breathing, I thought it was due to the heat. Now my rooster is doing the same thing, they both sound like they have a cold, with a little sneezing but no discharge and they are not gasping for air. So if it is a respiratory issues that is...
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    Normal or Illness

    Hey is this normal for their eyes? These are Barnevelders, they are 6 days old (if that makes a difference) It looks like little tiny feathers around their eyes, so I am not sure if I am being overly worried or if something is wrong. They are acting fine, eating, drinking and running around...
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    Raising Buddies: Hatches from 05/15/12 - 06/05/12?

    Okay so over on the Hatching Fourm we have "Hatching Buddies", I thought is would be fun to start a group of "Raising Buddies". Kind of talk about what to expect and the fun of it all. Since my incubator broke, no more hatching for me this year. My group hatched on May 20 & May 21st. I have...
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    Full Moon Setting - 05/05/12 Anyone what to join?

    I am setting 17 Barnevelder Eggs today which is also a "Super Full Moon" hoping that means good luck This is my 3 hatch of the season and according to DH my Last !!! Overall it is my 5 hatch, I just started last year. Here is our group so far: LittlesUnderft - doz+ Marans and doz+ olive...
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    Buff Plymouth Rock Hatching Eggs

    Does anyone have Buff Plymouth Rock hatching eggs available for shipping? It made me put in a price, I don't really think I will get them for a $1 I am in Austin, Texas. Thank you, Rachael
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    What is the best way to Identify your Chicks?

    What do you use to identify your different baby chicks? I have seen the spiral leg bands, but they are kind of expensive for a "once in a while" hatcher. Any suggestions?
  16. RachaelS

    Flies!!!! What do I do????

    Flies are taking over! I clean the coop once a weeks but they are everywhere! Does DE help? What else can I use???? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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    Free Barnevelder Rooster 10 Weeks Old

    Well Pocahontas turn out to be Pokey. I have to many Roos and need to find this one a home. I hatched him from an egg. He has been raised by children and is very sweet, he is also non aggressive to the hens/chicks, a really good boy. The pictures do not do him justice, it is hard to see the...
  18. RachaelS

    Dislocated Hip

    Can a dislocated hip be popped back in?
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    Please help, what is wrong with her leg?

    Okay I am reposting this, because I think the old one may not have had as good of info. This is a chicken that is now 4 weeks old. When born her legs were fine, then about 1 week ago I noticed she kind of moved to one side, but I think she is blind on that side so I did not think much of it...
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    What is wrong with her leg?

    Okay I am reposting this, because I think the old one may not have had as good of info. This is a chicken that is now 4 weeks old. When born her legs were fine, then about 1 week ago I noticed she kind of moved to one side, but I think she is blind on that side so I did not think much of it...
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