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    What do you feed a field mouse?

    I don't want to keep him as a pet, just long enough for my daughter to observe him (her? Haven't looked that close yet) for a couple days. I'd like mouse to be comfortable in the mean time. It was fleeing a rained out field and may have been played with by a cat, and was crossing the road...
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    Massive Cotyote Pack - South Bay Area - California

    Hiya there. We have a MASSIVE coyote problem. Thus far we have been able to avoid any casualties, but my nights are getting a little too exciting for my liking. Being ready to leap out of bed when the pack gets too close to go a 'yote chasin isn't really my idea of restful sleep. I woke up...
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    Weird Broody Duck Stance and other strange behaviors...

    Her Ladyship Mud Duck has been acting WEIRD. At first I thought she was poisoned, then I realized she was sitting a nest. AMAZING! Will wonders never cease. I didn't think she'd sit. Now she's acting like an utter weirdo though, puffing up at me and barking with her beak wide open whenever...
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    Best Books on Poultry, Waterfowl, Livestock, Rabbits, Sheep and Veterinary Medicine/ Nutrition

    Hallo there, hail and well met from the Hinky Dinky ZZ Farm... Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I am looking for the best references on the titled topic; Poultry, Waterfowl, Livestock, Rabbits, Sheep and Veterinary Medicine/ Nutrition. Any bonus ideas for good things to have in a...
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    "Madder than a wet hen" the truth comes out...

    I have conclusively discovered that wet hens are in fact not mad. Hey, inquiring minds wanted to know. (saying is actually supposed to be about breaking a brood, right?) I just bathed/Permectrin dipped six hens in just under an hour. I honestly thought they would be mad as all get out given...
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    When it all goes horribly horribly wrong. Dogs and goats.

    Long story short, our goat boy is down an ear and has some decent puncture wounds in his thigh. I'm competent but old school in wound care. saline wash, blue lotion, styptic powder and penicillin, but I am VERY receptive to suggestions and experiences and if there's something better I could be...
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    Cranky Goat Girl

    I have three nubian dwarf/nigerian crosses, my girls are shaped and colored like boers, my boy is a chunky wooly monkey built like a two foot tall tank. During the day, I move them to a different pen than their enclosure is in because the boy is an escape artist, but likes the daytime pen and...
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    Life With Ducks... an essay in pictures

    Hello there what's this? Anything better back here? I think... just a little farther and... OH!!! Oomph!!! Augh!!! YIKES! Pthooey! Not quite what I had in mind. and this is why Swedish Ducks are not the fowl of choice for buccaneers and pirates. Pastor...
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    Duck Fishing

    New game of the century. My ducks are hand fed at least once a day when I go out to deal with other animals. I go through their pen on the way so I stop to chat. I've discovered something very entertaining. My ducks are very outgoing, so I don't know if this would work with ducks that...
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    'Yote sighting

    Doubles- two of them together this morning, bout the same age, german shepherd sized, healthy. We're on an ag belt, so we have a lot of local fauna, deer, jack rabbits, quail, turkeys, even a big cat every now and again. A couple years back we had some juvenile coyotes who passed our...
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    Salutations! From the Hinky Dinky Double Z Farm - Nor-Cal

    Hallo there, I have been lurking and surfing through topic searches for quite awhile. Every time I've had to google some strange new behavior on the funny farm, I've ended up reading here, so I decided to sign up. We currently have six hens, three wynadottes, A gold old lady of some...
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