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  1. monathequeen

    Bleedind Duck,,foot

    Hi Folks, I have an emergency here I need help with as soon as possible... I have a Female Pekin who lost a toenail and is bleeding like crazy...I applied the stop-bleed powder and it still won't clot....what to do ? Should I wrap her foot in gauze and let it clot ? She is trying to stand on...
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    Sick Hen...any advice ?

    Hi Folks, My 4 yr old hen( Brown Leghorn) , is not doing well. I think she may be egg bound. Her tummy is very swollen and she is just walking around very slowly. No Energy. She seems to be eating ok and she roams with the others but not showing any enthusiasm at all. I don't know what to do...
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    Do you believe in Miracles ?

    Hi Everyone, This morning I went out to let my 12 ducks and 8 chickens out and to my surprise, the gate was not locked and was open just enough for a predator or two to get in and kill everyone....When I saw the door open, my heart sank. What the heck was I thinking and not checking the door...
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    What do I have ?

    I bought seven ducklings about four months ago. Thay are now full grown. My three Pekins are different in size. One is as big as the other three adults I have had for four years now. The two other pekins and Rouen are very, very small.....they are beautiful but never grew as big as the...
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    Weezing hen...please help !

    Hi Folks, Wow this has been a bad month for me and my peeps and ducks. I have a RR hen who is weezing very loudly. She seems to be breathing hard as if she were hot...it's been really cool here today so I know it's not that she is dehydrated. I just noticed this tonight. She seems to be ok...
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    Hens switching sitting on eggs.

    Just want to know if it's normal to have two hens switching the sitting process. I have the original hen who became broody and has been sitting on 12 eggs for 12 days now. I candeled all of them and they are fertile. Now one of my other hens takes her place when mom goes to eat and...
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    Help..bloated Duck..

    HI FOLKS, I have a 2yr. old pekin hen who has a huge extended belly. I noticed her kind of dragging her bottom the other day and watched her for a while. It was not normal. I had the opportunity tonight to examine her belly. It is indeed extended and it feels like there is a hard tumor on one...
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    Sick Pekin...

    Hi Folks. I have a 2year old Pekin (female) who has a heavy bottom which seems to be dragging...It looks like she has several eggs stuffed in her and her bottom looks real full and it seems to kind of touch the ground when she walks...no other Duck have this...I have 12 Is this normal ? Also, I...
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    Help with Ducklings.........

    Hi Everyone, I just brought seven mix breeds of ducklings home last week. They are thriving and happy. I have been feeding them Grower 24% non-medicated starter. I raised ducks before, but I don't remember how long to feed them this starter food. Is'nt 24% too much protein ? I feed my other...
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    Drowning Ducks !

    Hi Everyone, It's been awhile since I have needed advice but here we go. I have three Pekins ... female Two Rouen Drakes.... I have noticed the Drakes are extremely hormonal right now and have been practicaly drowning the one Pekin in the pool. I have had to remove both of the Drakes off one...
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    Desperately seeking advice on New Cockatoo...

    Hi everyone, been busy with the chickens and now I have purchased a new Sulfer Crested Cockatoo. Does any one own cockatoos ? I have a Umbrella Too 4 years now and have had a ball with her. I visit the pet store in KC often and have fallen in love with a Sulfer Crested Too who I just had to...
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    Help...I Found a dead Hen today...

    Hi Folks. Today I let the poor birds out to free range after being "Cooped-Up " so to speak for days now. (It was a sunny day and We havn't seen the sun for weeks now.) I was outside with them most of the time doing chores and decided to go in for a break. I heard a faint screech from inside and...
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    Anyone have Cockatoos ??

    Hi, I wrote in a few months back about cockatoos and I have a question if anyone out there can help. I have a 18 yr old female "too" who has been chewing her feathers again and I don't know what to do. She does bathe once a week in the shower but won't get herself completely submerged. I spray...
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    Sick Duck.....

    Hi Folks. I love this forum about ducks and I'am so happy to know that other folks raise ducks. I have five ducks and 13 chickens. 3 years now. My problem is my Pekin who is two years old has been acting very sickly. She usually knocks me over when I go out to feed them their Lettuce and other...
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    How do I get the babys to roost inside ?

    Ok Folks I need some advice. I let the four 11 week old chicks in with the adults in the run today. Mom was among the pack and surprisingly they all did very well. I let mom go back with the adults last week. She was ready and she has also started laying eggs again....... Yeah !!!!! I sat...
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    Taking mama hen away from chicks.

    Hey folks, I have a question that I need help with Please !!! My baby chicks are six 1/2 weeks old and they were naturally hatched from our hen. I have read to take mom away from the chicks at about six weeks old. Is this too early or should I leave mom with them longer ? The chicks have become...
  17. monathequeen

    Just Hatched...Help !!!

    Hey Anyone, I Was Out Cleaning The Coop And Checked On My Sitting Hen And Much To My Surprise There Was A Baby That Just Hatched....it's Still Wet And The Mother Was Eating The Inside Of The Shell.....there Was Fresh Blood In The Shell And The Baby Was A-chirping Away....i Watched For A Few Min...
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    dead egg ?? please help

    I Have Seven Eggs I Just Candled, Two Weeks Old Now Under Hen...i Can See Airsacs In All But One. The One Egg Is Completely Dark And Has No Air Sac And Smells Really Awful...is It Dead? Should I Throw It Out ?? Please Tell Me What To Do...i Kept The Egg Out And Plan On Throwing It In The River...
  19. monathequeen

    Drake now a Hen...Help !!

    Hi Duck Owners. I Have Two Rouen Drakes Who Just Molted For The First Time. Ihave Noticed That Since The New Plumage Is Coming In, One Of The Drakes Looks Totally Different Now. His Head Is Now Striped Instead Of Green Like Before. And The Wing Feathers That Had A Beautiful Purple, Blue Marking...
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    Need some desperate advice Friends..

    Ok, it's been 23 day's now and my babie chick hasn't hatched yet. I only had one egg under the mother because the other's were taken, eaten or a ghost needed some breakfast. Ginger has been continueously sitting like 23 hrs. a day and I read that the last three day's of hatching, she will not...
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