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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newfarmer2424, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. newfarmer2424

    newfarmer2424 New Egg

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    I have question this is our first time breeding ducks I have a female laying on her eggs and a female turkey laYing on hers we've blocked them off separately in the pen houses so they can have their privacy. Is there anything else I need to be doing to ensure they have what they need?
     
  2. KingOfTheCoop02

    KingOfTheCoop02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just make sure they are free of parasites, have a dry, warm nest, have access to food and water and that their pen is impregnable to vermin. Other than that they should do all the hatching work themselves.
     
  3. newfarmer2424

    newfarmer2424 New Egg

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    Ok great thanks I've made sure they have their own food and water dishes but it doesn't seem the turkey is coming off her eggs at all and this is both if their first times.
     
  4. newfarmer2424

    newfarmer2424 New Egg

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    Is there a natural remedy for making a mix to keep fleas and muted away? I've heard of a garlic mix is this good?
     
  5. KingOfTheCoop02

    KingOfTheCoop02 Out Of The Brooder

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    If she is not leaving her nest at all you could try taking her off for about fifteen minutes every morning so she eats, drinks and goes to the bathroom.

    You can buy powders and sprays to keep away mites and lice, and a natural alternative is using herbs in the nest; such as mint, thyme, lavender and marigold.

    To keep away worms feed your poultry herbs like nasturtium or garlic, or you can buy a wormer in the shop.

    For more info, visit fresheggsdaily.com.
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under newfarmer2424 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice, I will just wish you all the best.

    For future reference, BYC has both a Duck and Turkey Forum also:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/20/turkeys

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :woot
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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