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    Good Bedding for ducks

    Hello, What is a good bedding for ducks in a duck coop. In my chicken coop the chickens have a concrete floor (its really easy to maintain) covered in pine shavings. Can I uses the same thing for the ducks? Thank you, TbChiCken
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    What is the purpose of a duck's mucous membrane?

    Hello, I have been reading up a lot on ducks. I am planning to pick up 8 after my coop is finished. All the articles say that the ducks need to have a waterer deep enough to submerge their head and keep their mucous membrane moist. Where is the membrane and what is its purpose? Thank you, TbChiCken
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    I want to raise ducks. How much space do I need to raise a flock of 10 and what do they require?

    Hello, I currently have a flock of 10 chickens. The feed store just started chicks last week and they have ducks! However, I have never raised ducks, only chickens. What do they require; space, feed, water, etc? Thank you, TbChiCken
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    I want to raise ducks. How much space do I need to raise a flock of 10 and what do they require?

    Hello, I currently have a flock of 10 chickens. The feed store just started chicks last week and they have ducks! However, I have never raised ducks, only chickens. What do they require; space, feed, water, etc? Thank you, TbChiCken
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    Is There An Easier Way To Lift Heavy Logs For My "Log Cabin" Chicken Coop?

    Hello, I am currently building a "Log Cabin" Chicken Coop. We live in a forested area with lots of trees. I am using Pine and Maple for this coop. The logs are heavy, my largest logs are 7ft 5in long and have a diameter of 5-6in and the forested area where I am harvesting logs is quite a...
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    ¨Log Cabin¨ Chicken Coop Build Thread

    Hello Everyone, I am building a ¨Log Cabin¨ Chicken Coop out of the logs that I have harvested off of my property. The chicken coop is 7 ft 5in x 5 ft 5 in x 5 ft 8 in and the run is going to be 10 x 10 x 5 feet 8 in. I plan to put 6 chickens in the new, additional coop. Does anyone know how to...
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    Are raw oak logs safe to use in a chicken coop?

    Hello everyone, I am building a ¨log cabin¨ chicken coop. Where I live there are acres of forested land. I am currently using pine, but I would also like to include oak in the build. Is the wood safe to use around chickens? Thank you, TbChiCken
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    Are raw pine tree logs poisonous to chickens?

    Hello everyone, I am going to be building a chicken coops this summer. I live in a densely forested area and there are lots of pine trees. I was wondering if, cut down, I could use those pine logs to build a coop and run. Is the bark safe, is the wood safe to use, and is the sap poisonous...
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    INJURED CHICKEN PLEASE HELP

    Hello, 4 months ago I hatched a chick. Yesterday I decided to put her in the coop with the other chickens who are now about a year old. I had been letting them get used to her for about a month outside. During the night and this morning I checked on her. However, when I went to check on her this...
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    Wanting to build the chicken's medicine cabinet. Where should I start?

    Hello, This christmas I would like to start building the chicken's medicine cabinet. I know there is corid for coccidiosis, and electrolytes. After that I know nothing of chicken medicine. Should I get 9.6% corid? What else do I need? Thank you
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    Something is blocking chick's vent. Help!

    Hello, Something is blocking this 3 day old chick's vent. I do not know what it is, but it seems to be blocking her poop from coming out. She hastn't pooped at all since she hatched. What do I do?
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    Something is blocking chicks vent. Help!

    Hello, Something is blocking this 3 day old chick's vent. I do not know what it is, but it seems to be blocking her poop from coming out. She hastn't pooped at all since she hatched. What do I do?
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    Bloody chick with unabsorbed yolk sac. HELP PLEASE!!!!!

    Hello, We had a chick start to pip today, but blood came everywhere out of the pip hole. I got nervous because the chick would drown in the blood. So I pulled the chick out of the egg so it would not drown. Sadly the yolk sac was not absorbed.Is this chick doomed? Please help!!
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    Chick started hatching then blood came out, everywhere, HELP PLEASE!!!

    Hello, We had a chick start to pip today, but blood came everywhere out of the pip hole. I got nervous because the chick would drown in the blood. So I pulled the chick out of the egg so it would not drown. Sadly the yolk sac was not absorbed.Is this chick doomed? Please help!!
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    Can chicks be incubated against viruses?

    Hello, chicks are supposed to be hatching tomorrow. Just wondering if they can be vaccinated against viruses( coccidiosis, etc.)? Thank you
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    Can chicks be vaccinated for viruses after hatching?

    Hello, chicks are supposed to be hatching tomorrow. Just wondering if they can be vaccinated against viruses( coccidiosis, etc.)? Thank you
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    What will Rhode Island Red x Silver Wyandotte look like

    Hello, We have fertile eggs that will be hatching tomorrow. The father is a Rhode Island Red and the mother is a Silver Laced Wyandotte. What colors will the chicks have? Thank you
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    Coop Floor Flooded. Help!

    Hello, I live in Virginia, and right now it's raining, really hard. The bottom of my coop floor is under water. We use pine shavings, which have been working good so far. It is getting really cold at night and I don't want the chickens to get water frozen onto their feet. What should I do to...
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    Is embryo stuck to shell?

    Hello, We are currently incubating 4 eggs(all have spider veins) from our own chickens! 3/4 egg's embryos are moving or floating, but the 4th egg's embryo is one side of the shell and not floating around. There is no blood ring, but whenever the egg is turned, it stays in that one spot, the...
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