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I didn't know that people always bring that up.
Why do you bring that up? No-one in this thread has suggested doing that.
Somewhat differing responses here. Interesting. Seems to be a topic without a clear-cut answer. I'd love to see some more replies.
A friend of mine found 3 mallard hatchlings by their dead mother and is now raising them, giving them fodder, a heat source, and letting them roam...
Wow, with harnesses and all?
Interesting. This is a topic that's very neglected in articles I've read.
How do wild geese "enrich themselves"? I mean, chickens scratch and...
Cool, they seem to need less than chickens then.
Our muscovy ducks also seemed to need less. They were "lazy" and preferred to just sit around a lot.
I have owned chickens for a decade, and dabbled in muscovy duck keeping. I'm thinking about geese.
Now, I know that chickens are highly...
I would like to add an incubator pro: The chicks become tamer adults.
Chickens are scared witless of things moving overhead - they probably thought the tarp was an enormous bird of prey when you put it on!
If they could mingle without problems, I would say they are ready for a full transition. Kudos to you for treading so carefully.
By 16 weeks of age, you can probably treat them as adults for all intents and purposes.
You can certainly feed them adult feed, and you can put...
16-week old or 16 week-old? This is why grammar matters. ;)
Well... If a hen mother has brooded them, she takes them outside from day 1, so...
This is very fascinating, sad as it is. May I share the story and images on a Swedish Facebook group?
I am sorry for your chick.
Personally, I suspect the fox died for other reasons and the peckin was post-mortem (but that story is much less cool!).
Chickens 'teamed up to kill fox' at Brittany farming school
‘There was a herd instinct and they attacked him with their beaks,’ says head of...
Wy not let them go out from day one? If they have the opportunity to get to a heated and wind-less space? If a hen gets chicks, she takes them out...
Jessica Granvik from Sweden just posted this video of her five-day-old chick that... Crows! It's of an autosexing chicken breed (she didn't write...