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  1. jamband

    Homescale plucker recommendation

    I am looking for something not very expensive that will do a good job. I want to use it for chickens and ducks. Any input appreciated.
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    Angel wing must be genetic . Right??

    ok here is my scenario that makes me feel angel wing must be genetic. I have Muscovy ducks 2 drakes 5 hens. one drake has angel wing. the other does not. no hens have it. After reading some stuff I had decided that angel wing was dietary or at least dietary stimulated with genetic...
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    Discussion concerning chickens per sq. ft etc.

    So I constantly see this question come up about how big a coop and run should be. You basically see the same 4 sq ft inside 10 outside etc etc..... But to me there is a huge lack of information and consideration missing from that stance. The carrying capacity of the land those chickens...
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    Good Heritage breed resources?

    Anyone have some small hatcheries to get good heritage breeds from?
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    Best hatchery for Heritage breeds

    I'd like to get some good quality birds....ones that will still sit and forage.......I also know lots of hatcheries just breed for egg production soley. any suggestions?
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    Ideas for protecting gap below door from predators

    I keep my ducks in a dirt floor "garage" and the door are just like shed style doors that swing open. I attacged 1/2 in hardware cloth to the bottom and laid in out on the ground 18 inches in front. Held it down with some rocks. Worked fine....For a few months but now its breaking at...
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    anyone use this color calculator for muscovy?

    http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#kipcalculator%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EScroll i cant totally figure it out....anyone have luck with it??
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    Ducklings staying with mama......what about food?

    I plan on leaving the ducklings with mama when they hatch and let her raise them.....But what about food access? Can they eat layer or is the calcium bad for them? They will be with the rest of the flock so I can't change all the food. Just curious what you all do.....I could potentially...
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    Nipple waterers for ducks. Is it enough??

    http://www.duckhealth.com/housmngt.html I came across this page and it says nipples are enough??? Dont they need access to head dunking water when they have food? It would really help keep the bedding dry.....Thats my biggest issue is water gets everywhere but I only feed them at night...
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    Peace

    just forget it...did not mean to argravate folks peace
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    Going broody with too few eggs??

    I have a muscovy girl that broody. I have been collecting all the eggs except the decoys but she decided to sit on just 3 eggs???? 2 days ago she sat all day in the nest, it has been very cold here for a few days. Yesterday the same thing. Last night she came out and walked around with...
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    Muscovy trying to sit on just 3 eggs?? Whats up?

    My girls started laying about 3 weeks ago maybe. Yesterday the one started sitting on the nest. it has 3 eggs at most plus one decoy. It has been very cold the last 2 days though so could she be just protecting them?? I dont want her sitting on just 3 eggs in any case. Do i need to...
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    How many laying??? 4 girls 3 eggs every 2 days

    I know its all a guess but 4 muscovy girls laying 3 eggs every 2 days..... is it more likely i have 1 laying each day and 1 every other or 3 laying every other?
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    Bubbles in Muscovy Drakes Eyes

    I dont have a pic but it looks just like the one in this thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622142/bubbles-coming-out-of-eye-on-muscovy-any-ideas I will fill the pool with clean water for him tomorrow so he can wash good. I read somewhere that its pretty normal for Muscovy to...
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    Bubbles in Muscovy Drakes Eyes

    I dont have a pic but it looks just like the one in this thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/622142/bubbles-coming-out-of-eye-on-muscovy-any-ideas I will fill the pool with clean water for him tomorrow so he can wash good. I read somewhere that its pretty normal for Muscovy to...
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    A few questions on Muscovy Laying habits.

    I have 4 girls and at least 1 started laying.......yes in january...... I have rubbermaid style totes upside down for nests and thats where the eggs (or the ones I know off) are at so good so far I believe ducks lay about the same time each day? I let mine out on 3 acres early for morning...
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    Wet feathers.....not drying

    One of my my muscovy males doesn't seem to dry off like the others. His feathers get all wet and he looks like a wet dog as opposed to the others who just have the water roll of basically??? He was injured by a 4 wheeled predator about 2 months ago but other than a slight limp is doing...
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    Muscovy Not drying....wet feathers

    One of my my muscovy males doesn't seem to dry off like the others. His feathers get all wet and he looks like a wet dog as opposed to the others who just have the water roll of basically??? He was injured by a 4 wheeled predator about 2 months ago but other than a slight limp is doing...
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    what breed do people keep for eggs?

    Wondering what everyone keeps. I have 6 muscovy already that haven't started laying but from everything I read they just are not really an egg duck. I like so many other things about them I wish they were more egg productive and I would just get some more of them...... The main breeds I...
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    What do you feed your ducks...

    Ok so i know its important to watch excess protein when young.....I also read that most folks use chicken feed for their ducks.....2 questions on that....normal grower is somewhere around 19 % but I have read ducks should have about 14% until laying and then get layer.....but chicken layer...
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