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  1. fifenashia

    Mini pig issues

    We just got a 3-week old mini pig whom the lady said was eating pellets but I'm assuming not fully weaned. She has screamed all day long, she ate some pellets and raisins from our hands and has drank some water. I have not seen her urinate or defecate. She is okay when laying with me but only...
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    CayugaXPekin Drake in Kentucky

    I have a fully grown cayugaxpekin drake that needs to go. I'll be honest, He's a jerk. It's not his fault (totally) as he is housed with another male (his brother) and being fully grown. He has... needs. He would do well with lots of room and a harem of ladies to spend his day with... I'm in...
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    Duck eye injury

    Hey all, I have 2 male ducks (CayugaXPekin) approximately 1 year old or so. The one male is obviously more dominant then the other and I noticed they started fighting more frequently resulting in an pretty gross eye injury. I checked on him today and it looks like the mean one is getting more...
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    Neck deformity

    Hey all, Hopefully someone will be able to provide me some information as I'm stuck here. My 5 week old Rooster was brought home with 5 other hens (when they were only a few days old) and did great until last week. I came out one day and he was in the brooder with his head on the ground, rear...
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    Funny Molting Picture

    I have a hen going through a hard molt and I saw this posted on facebook. It seriously cracked me up and I thought I would share it with you all! I never thought about it like this before, but it's like my poor girl is doing the walk of shame every single morning! Happy New Years!
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    Sick Pekin

    We just cant seem to catch a break! My Pekin had an injured/infected foot and so I brought him inside and treated it with salt compresses and triple antibiotic ointment. He was improving and even started standing on it. But then he started getting lethargic and he stopped eating/drinking for...
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    lethargic 8mo old pekin with mites

    My pekin had an injured foot last week, I brought him in to work on it and its doing better but the last 2 days he has gotten more lethargic, stopped eating/drinking and when I put him in bath his head becomes covered with bugs that I think are mites. TSC is closed until tomorrow so I can't...
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    Lame duck foot/Infection

    Hey all, My 8 month old Pekin duck "Perry" started with a limp this week, I noticed it the day after Christmas. He was stressed out by me trying to catch him so I left him be and figured I would keep an eye on it. By Friday you could tell it was worse and last night he couldn't even get up to...
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    Stray Chicken?

    About a week or two ago I woke up one morning to find a strange chicken in my yard hanging with all my birds. We have about half an acre fenced in with livestock fence and a coop with hen house in the back yard. I currently have 4 hens, 4 ducks and 3 goats that all share the backyard together...
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    I'm having a problem Integrating flocks

    I inherited a baby pekin duckling, long story. Anywho, she has been hand raised nit he house with us and her stuffed squirrel and things are great. She is getting huge and has already developed feather on her breast which is a solid sign to move her outside with my other hens and duck. I put...
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    Is this a white Rock?

    My neighbor's flock has died off leaving a lone survivor, I agreed to take her own and after a quarantine period I will hopefully integrate her with my existing flock. They said she was a "Buff Orpington" but even a chicken dummy like me knows this is not a "Buff". So what the heck is she? They...
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    Male Khaki Campbell found dead

    Yesterday my youngest son went down to put all the birds up in the coop so we could let the dogs romp and he found our 6 month old Khaki Campbell Drake floating in his kiddie pool/pond. No signs of injury, no physical deformities of any kind and our female 18month old Mallard was swimming right...
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    Combining flocks

    We have a 1-year old RIR and a year old Mallard Duck who lost 2 flockmates a few months back. We went out and bought 2 new comets and a khaki campbell duckling. The babies are now approximately 6 weeks old from the day we brought them home from Southern States (who knows how old they were when I...
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    My Khaki Campbell Duckling.. pics and stories

    Welcome home Duckling! May 17, 2011 Age unknown (no more than a few days surely), bought from Southern States along with 2 Golden Comet chicks Name is still in discussion, front runner is "Tanqueray" (pronounced tank-or-ray) so if it it turns out to be a Drake I can call him "Tank" and if it's a...
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    Current coop and future plans **Pic Heavy** Advice welcomed!

    We built our own coop last spring and I can be honest, it's AWFUL! Well it's not awful, it has kept my girls alive through summer and winter. But I look on this site, and my coop is not what I had seen in my head BUT, considering I have NO, None, zilch, zero experience with building, I guess I...
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    Breaking my duck of BAD habits!

    We have a darling Khaki Campbell duckling, I am not sure if she is 3 or 4 weeks old at this point (forgot to ask at the store how old they were when they arrived) and as she gets bigger she is starting become more......assertive. She has actually developed the BAD habit of biting. She was...
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    Warning signs?

    I have 2 golden comet chicks and a khaki campbell duckling that we got from Southern States 2.5 weeks ago. I am thinking they are older than that though since they are still TINY but showing some serious feathering. I let my older hen and female mallard (both are about a year old) out to run...
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    Suggestions on how to help our birds "beat the heat"

    There are a few threads floating around that are starting to address the rapid rise in hot temperatures. Chickens are not able to sweat and so they need external assistance in cooling down and once their little bodies reach 90degrees.... it's not good. So let's put together a list of the best...
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    Worming Question...

    I am trying to find previous threads on the subject, but in the meantime... What are the signs and symptoms of worm infestation? How old should chicks be when they get wormed the first time? What wormer do YOU use and how often? THANKS!
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    Chick poop with potential blood.

    So tonight, one of my new 1 week old Golden Comet chicks pooped with a bit of what looked like blood in it. She did it again about an hour later and my husband even noticed. Maybe. Not sure, this would be my first time seeing blood in chicken poop. Not to be too gross about it, but it was...
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