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  1. Kiwibird

    Muscovy Duck Hatching Chicken Eggs Surrogate Mother Experiment

    The paint tray is working well. Mama duck prefers it and the chicks can get in and out easily. It's summer here, so they won't chill.
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    It's a promotion!
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    Paradise duck death

    I would have aimed for 20° anyway, and kept the bird indoors at night, even if partially feathered. However, the OP is apparently part of Bird Rescue, and therefore has access to expertise. Using the knowledge networks Bird Rescue has access to is the appropriate course of action.
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    I know ths post is 6 months old, but you can drench for scaly leg mite. Our brand names for products are sometimes different here, but look for an oral worming drench which also kills mites. As scaly leg is a common problem, it seemed worth mentioning.
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    The Quack Shack

    First chicks here in years, brooded by a duck. No idea what kind they are, but they came from commercial chicken's eggs which I was surprised to notice were fertile.
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    Utterly gorgeous!
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    Photos required, @memphis !
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    It may be safer to generate breeze using solar chimneys.
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    He looks like a Victorian bodice! Design ideas always come from somewhere. Maybe the seamstresses of yore were watching the birds.
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    We have to recreate many varieties of poultry in this country, because the price of bringing them in from overseas and having all the health checks is prohibitive. People still enjoy them. Every breed and landrace changes over time anyway, and utility strains differ from backyard strains and...
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    I thought Ablyn was the other super-shiny turkey. Was he red bronze?
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    Yes, it was so sad to read about Cuddles, too. My condolences. It's past my bedtime, but I am up to the stage where @memphis has two poults which seem at risk of requiring geriatric care long before she ever supplies a photo of them. I'm just going to assume they are mythical unicorn poults...
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    Yes, I figured there were new girls, too, so I'm sure I'll find the posts about their arrival soon. It's like a good mystery story with a side serving of cool turkey info!
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    Gorgeous!
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    I read half of the thread, and thought that was enough. Then I moved to the end of the thread, and there was no mention of Annie. So I skimmed a bit, but I went back to the middle of the thread. I've been looking for days to find the post about what happened. I'm so sorry, @memphis.
  16. Kiwibird

    Ripley, the 4 legged chicken!?

    This lady had kids, so if Ripley has a comparable structure, don't rule it out: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtle_Corbin
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    Ripley, the 4 legged chicken!?

    Amelia is the absence of a limb or limbs, and begins with a long ā, so doesn't sound like the name. Dysmelia is the umbrella category including amelia and polymelia.
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    Thank you. I appreciate all the knowledge you share here, @R2elk.
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    Ahhhh. We have buff and bronze turkeys here, so b together with r is achievable. Is bronze iridescent on its own?
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    A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

    There must be genes for that glow. The missing factor on Porter's calculator.
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