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  1. HudokFarm

    MN CHICKEN VET

    I took a hen with double bumblefoot that I just could not get on top of to Dr. Jaime Nalezny this fall. She sees chickens as a housecall service or at two clinics. Here is what I initially got as a response to my first inquiry message to her: "At this time we are offering housecall appointments...
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    Breed of two roosters?

    I have guesses on these two, but don't know enough about bantams to know for sure what they are. My guess is that the one in front is a Quail Belgian D'anvers and the one in back is a Porcelain D'Uccle. Am I close, at least? If it helps, the one in front has a personality about 100x his actual...
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    Two hens limping, no obvious cause

    Thank you, Eggcessive! That makes me feel better about trying the B.
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    Two hens limping, no obvious cause

    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) First hen to develop limp is a 3.5 year old Red Sex Link. Comb was a little pale and has flopped over. She started acting off about 3 weeks ago. She did well in the flock until the limp...
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    HEADS UP AVIAN INFLUENZA ALERT

    Here is a good article that describes the process in Minnesota when an infected farm is identified. It also touches on different methods used for carcass disposal in Iowa versus in Minnesota. Link here: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/01/bird-flu-euthanasia-disposal-process
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    HEADS UP AVIAN INFLUENZA ALERT

    Some new info in MN: http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2015/04/30/hawk-from-yellow-medicine-county-tests-positive-for-hpai-virus/
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    HEADS UP AVIAN INFLUENZA ALERT

    I forgot to add this from Mike, the Chicken Vet's blog: https://mikethechickenvet.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/avian-influenza-again/. Here is an older entry that deals with the concerns of this disease mutating to infect humans...
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    HEADS UP AVIAN INFLUENZA ALERT

    I live in Minnesota in a county bordering Stearns, where three turkey farms have been infected (as of yesterday, 04/06/15). I have been actively discouraging waterfowl from landing on my property and have been making sure other backyard flock owners in my area are aware of the situation. If it...
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    Derperella, the (weird) Faverolles, & Friends

    So sorry to hear about your sweet Coho!
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    Eggciting Recipes

    My favorite "recipe" for fresh foods is something my mom used to make. She would fry up some bacon, then remove the meat. Add in freshly picked green beans to the fat and cook until they were semi-tender. Then add back in the bacon to serve. If the potatoes were in, sometimes they would get...
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    Minnesota!

    Anyone on the MN thread here have peafowl? Would love to chat about keeping them here, especially in the winter.
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    Found peafowl...what is it?

    Well he is home with us now! Here are a few pics I snapped when we got him into the coop. Any ideas on breed or age? Is a year old still a good guess? I still have so much to learn! He looks in good overall health but I am wondering if he is molting due to his recent change of address. Our...
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    Questions as I bring home a found peacock

    I like the way you think, Dany12!! The folks who have him now say he seems lonely and wants to hang with them all the time. I feel bad keeping him quarantined all alone, even though I know it is necessary.
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    Questions as I bring home a found peacock

    I've been doing quite a bit of research here before we bring home a peacock tomorrow. I still have some questions that I hope someone can guide me through! 1 - I bed my horses and chickens in straw. I assume I can do this with the peacock as well? 2 - I plan on quarantining him for at least...
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    Found peafowl...what is it?

    Yes, the coccidiosis is cleared up in my flock of laying hens and we have been advised by the U of MN poultry experts to treat for it prophylactically twice per year. I plan on treating the peacock immediately during his quarantine. He will be nowhere near the hens but in their old coop which...
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    Found peafowl...what is it?

    Wow! Thank you! How exciting! I've been researching and definitely have a lot to learn. I will be back here with questions, I'm sure.
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    Found peafowl...what is it?

    This "peacock" appeared in our friend's yard and has been living under their deck for the past few weeks. We will probably go pick it up this weekend to bring to our farm as they have not been able to find its owner. Can anyone here shed some light in what it is? My guess is it is female due to...
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    Very Cold Hen...with very few feathers

    She seems much better this morning. She is very indignant that she is in the house and has to put up with us humans. I gave her a bowl of regular feed with some BOSS and she quickly gobbled up all the BOSS. Then she settled down at the back of the carrier and clucked to herself with an annoyed...
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    Very Cold Hen...with very few feathers

    Our 4 year old white rock hen decided to molt two weeks ago. This week she has very few feathers and today our temperatures were -10F (after over a week of temps mostly below zero). During most of this cold snap our Buff Orpington hen was keeping the white rock warm underneath her wing or even...
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    Please help! Sick silkie and seems to be progressing quick! What should I do?

    So sorry for your loss, but what a blessing your dad gave you in removing the additional trauma of a drawn out process. Sometimes it is the kindest thing, if not the easiest. Are you going to send her in for necropsy to see what was wrong? Or was there nowhere near to you for testing?
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