French frogs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scflock, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. LittleLakePhil

    LittleLakePhil True BYC Addict

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    Hey Rav....think you might get a kick out of this...I picked my hen Khaki up today....she layed her head on my shoulder....so I carried here around for a minute or so....I set here back down she followed me around...so I picked her back up and carried her a little more....
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Sweet!! Sounds like you did a good job imprinting... that's harder with the bigger ducks than with Calls... I am curious, though... yours are khakis right? Do you have any pics when you first got them as 'lings? If not, did their color look similar to this one?

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    Far right in last pic...
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    So I have come to the tough decision to cull several of my flock. Some of you know that I came home from Florida and found my best Ameraucana pullet with her eye swollen shut and matted with goop and feathers. She has had 5 days of Tylan IM and 6 days of oral Oxytetracycline. She is much better, but still has a slightly runny eye. I think my Ameraucana boy may have it too, but I can't catch him. His beard looks ratty and I think I saw bubbles in the corner of 1 eye.

    It's getting closer to the time I'm leaving again, and cannot separate them out while I am gone, (1 run, 1 coop, chickens are on their own for 4 days.)

    Thinking rationally, I should cull the Wheatens that show symptoms, cull the other Wheaten pullet with wry tail that I won't breed, and cull the random EE cockerel that was supposed to be an 'Americana pullet". If I cull now, then I can observe for symptoms in the other 8 for the next few months until I set eggs for incubation in the spring. Come to think of it, I'll also probably need to cull my back-up Orloff cockerel if he starts breeding, since the ratio will end up 2 boys to 6 girls.

    Sounds like a plan, but I am such a wimp (as BYC knows) and I start crying when I think about it. Won't stop me from going through with it though. [​IMG]Feeling bummed.
     
  4. you be good to have here cause we got people that on the interstate
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    So sorry, Friday... :hugs

    I'm gonna PM you some info... may not be in time to help the worst off, but should help you with the rest...
     
  6. I knew it you do what you have to when you have to . build a squeeze area . real easy two pieces of plywood will do with a piece of wire between them at one end 4x4x4.1/4 inch put it in a place where they run to or through spread it out so they go in the v pull it together when they go in the wire needs to be only six or eight inch's mine is just a piece of expanded metal u shaped between the coop and the fence .easy to catch the worst ones . don't feel bad that's just chicken raising .
     
  7. Goodnight Ravyn [​IMG]I'm beat and beered better hit the sack good night Friday
     
  8. LittleLakePhil

    LittleLakePhil True BYC Addict

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    I'll see if I can find any pics from back when I first got them.I honestly spend so much time with my ducks I don't think I could help but imprint on then. Half the time I'm posting on this site in sitting worth them. Yeah I got duck fever...it's a different kinda fever than flocks brother has.....
     
  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    G'Night, K... :hugs



    Ducks are so much different than chickens... we are the same here... swore I wouldn't have ducks, too messy... now we have a decent flock of Calls and still growing... spoiled little buggers too... we spend tons of time with them, if you haven't noticed, lol... :D ;)
     
  10. dan26552

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    We're getting ducks tomorrow!
     
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