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  1. S

    Indoor versus Outdoor Brooder

    As I get ready for chicks in the spring, I keep reading that chicks are very dirty/dusty and will ruin a room in your house if you brood them indoors. My mind immediately began considering an attached, but unheated garage which stays around freezing or above in cold weather. I bought an ecoglow...
  2. C

    Muddy Smelly Run (sorry)

    Hey guys, I am fairly new to chickens and I know I am beating a dead horse here, but just wanted to get some thoughts. I have a 10x10 run that houses 10 hens (that do get out from time to time) and I’ve had a ton of success with simply adding straw/hay when needed. Expierenced very little...
  3. W

    Needing some direction and advice....

    I have three beautiful great ducks. I've had them just since they were about 5 weeks old. I also have a son a couple dogs and we are thinking about having another baby. My dilemma is they are a lot of work and I'm worried about when the new baby comes how much harder it will be I dont want to...
  4. Vegan Mountain Mama

    super poopy/muddy eggs....safe to eat/sell?

    sometimes when I've been getting my duck eggs in the morning, they've succeeded in submerging the eggs in poopy mud...I never thought this was a problem since I thoroughly wash them before I give them away or sell them. But I recently learned that bacteria CAN penetrate the shell??? wtf *mind...
  5. Vegan Mountain Mama

    SO much mud and poop from my ducks! how to manage it?

    I have a natural dirt floor back yard with a small patio (tiled) area, two ducks and two chickens. My ducks are the messy ones obviously and the entire backyard gets coated in mud and poo within a day or two. My ducks also have a small kitty pool that I dump out and refill everyday, so obviously...
  6. K

    Is straw okay for litter?

    Hi everyone! I've been using straw for litter with my chicks. I got them a week ago, and I've changed out the straw once so far. Is this proper litter? Their stomachs look all crusty but not red or irritated. Is this okay? Or is it because the straw is getting wet from the water feeder? Not sure...
  7. sharvc

    Duck Mess

    We have a kiddie pool in our duck run. It has created a nasty mess. We have to dump the kiddie pool out and refill it at least once a week which has created a standing pool of nasty water in the run. I guess the ground got water logged. If I add sand for the floor of the run won't it get washed...
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