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  1. Andrea PNW

    Please say I'm not the only one....

    Bela - my sweet 7mo Cayuga has decided I'm her significant other. I can't kneel on the ground to pull a weed and she's giving me the sexy time dance. Doesn't matter if water is around - it's just when I'm doing anything. I realize I can be totally irresistible as a human (I kid, I kid) and I'm...
  2. Andrea PNW

    Quick bumble isolation question

    Y'all - should I be keeping Bev inside with me post significant bumble procedure away from her sisters? No one's picking on her and she's just laying around anyways but part of me thinks she's get more rest by herself and her own food/water. Right now she's barely walking and trying to hit the...
  3. Andrea PNW

    Can I just say - I'm so damn sick of bumblefoot

    I'm just venting but - yesterday was the 3rd visit to the vet for Beverly's bumblefoot. Her first one healed after two vet trips to lance and remove the gross. Yesterday's is a different one on the other foot. I'm starting to become a pro at home treatment but if there's no gross plug then all...
  4. Andrea PNW

    Bumblefoot Q

    Sooooo - my poor Bev has had a nasty run of bumblefoot that has required booties, vet visits and nightly foot soaks w/silverdine + oral antibiotics. She's fine and seems to be finally getting better. Made a lot of changes to their terrain to nip the cause in the bud but damn... it seems to pop...
  5. Andrea PNW

    Sweet baby angels....

    Sharing some duck pics cuz it's Monday and why not right??? :) :) :)
  6. Andrea PNW

    Clean Waterer solution?

    Ok - y'all can make fun of me with this question. It's a rookie moment for sure BUT... So I hose out (on jet stream) and refill with fresh water both a 5gal and 3gal waterer and their catch basins every night. That said - I don't scrub them out with soap and sometimes even I'm dumping out the...
  7. Andrea PNW

    Broody Barbe - 2 Questions....

    Hi there duck fam - I am experiencing my first broody hen and have a couple of questions that I am hoping for insight on .... w/two bits of important details to keep in mind - 1. she's a cayuga and is about 11months old 2. I absolutely have no intention on hatching ducklings. My ducks are just...
  8. Andrea PNW

    Just a cute duck pic....

    Double duckling flipper shoulder pose.
  9. Andrea PNW

    Imprinted babies - I think it's happened, what next?

    Hi duck fam - question/gut check for y'all.... Context: So I got my 2 day-old cayuga baby bats a week and a half ago and considering they start screaming the minute I'm not in their eyesight - I assume this means they've imprinted on me? They want to be held always, they sprint to follow me...
  10. Andrea PNW

    Duck Waterer - my solution

    So y'all might laugh at me and say "duh" Andrea but I just had to share my duck house waterer solution (if you're so inclined to keep food/water in your duck house). I bought a plastic water heater pan at the hardware store, popped in a plastic round water grate inside and I finally have a...
  11. Andrea PNW

    An awwwww moment .....

    Sharing a pic of all my blondies (both water fowl and canine) napping under the pear tree. Quick Q - there is sudden interest from my ladies in eating the charcoal in my fire pit. Not a lot but they will grab a bill-full here and there. I don't burn garbage or food in it - just cardboard from...
  12. Andrea PNW

    Barbe hasn't laid in 2 days... should I be concerned?

    Hey duck fam - wondering if I am overreacting a bit (I can do that when it comes to my babies) but Barbe - who will be a year old in July - hasn't laid an egg in two days after consistently doing so since Jan/Feb. She did lose her hubby Ed about two weeks ago to a raccoon (SOB) and while she was...
  13. Andrea PNW

    Ok - it's been a week .... Need advice

    Hey there duck family - haven't posted for a minute cuz I lost my sweet Ed last week to a raccoon in broad daylight and was so upset and was focused on spending a fortune on all the reputable gadgets and cameras --- and being overall angry and feeling guilty that I allowed it to happen .... it's...
  14. Andrea PNW

    Is this normal?

    I'm trying to introduce 3 5mo hens to a 9mo drake. The hens have never been around a drake before and the violent ferocity in which he charges at them going in for the rape ---- both times I've tried to let them free range ---- it's so terrifying that I've had to intervene. He charged after...
  15. Andrea PNW

    Duck diapers - for realz

    I think I might be at the duck diaper point with my Welshies cuz they just want to be around me all the time. I've never used them - I know nothing about them. I would love to have them in the house with me but omg the poo. Please tell me all the things. Bless! Andrea
  16. Andrea PNW

    Duck bedding input Q - modified deep litter

    Soooooo - I wanted to get duck mama input on how I'm handling duck bedding. So originally I was all in on deep litter method (I mean ---- duh physical labor), but I do keep food and water in their house (a small standard shed) because their covered outdoor pen isn't attached to the shed and...
  17. Andrea PNW

    Sweet baby angel duck pics - just cuz

    I realized I haven't posted in awhile because 1. Things are fine and 2. It's coming on spring and there is so much sh*t to do. But - let me post some pics of my sweet ladies that I'm completely obsessed with so y'all know how much I'm enjoying being a duck mama.
  18. Andrea PNW

    Newbie Duck Egg Question....

    Hi duck crew - I was super excited the other day to find that Barbe my young Cayuga hen had laid her first egg smack in the middle of the duck house (YAY!). Come to find out two days later that in fact that wasn't her first egg - it was her 10th and she buried them so well in the straw I...
  19. Andrea PNW

    These three --- it's Ruthie's Fault

    Apparently I have a new daily chore - hosing down the deck cuz Ruthie got Barbe and Ed in on his "stormin' the big house" plan. He's so determined. Look at how he's trying to get his head behind the slider! And you can practically hear his raspy "braaaaaaaaaap" just looking at the pic.
  20. Andrea PNW

    More tween duck behavior q's

    This might be a dumb question - but all my ladies want to do it try and eat me. My clothes, my face, my watch, my hair and occasionally coming close to taking our an eyeball. As I mentioned before - I stopped doing pick-up lap time and I just sit in the doorway of their pen and they are all...
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