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What books and publications are useful to learn about Ornamentals and Exotic fowl?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by mominoz, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I raise domestic waterfowl and show a bit..... but am interested in learning about Ornamental and Exotics to maybe add.... I couldn't find any 'stickies' or where to begin... thinking of starting with some easy waterfowl.... and possibly peacocks or ornamental pheasants
     
  2. Roy31

    Roy31 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. cajunfowl0

    cajunfowl0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind exotics can not be housed with domestics and are not near as tame.
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    +1 cajunfowl0, Pheasants should not be kept with domestic poultry. Chickens have disease's that pheasants have no immunity to...what won't do harm to a chicken will kill a pheasant.
     
  5. cajunfowl0

    cajunfowl0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that's what I meant by exotics. Pheasants included. The only exotics that Ik off that can be housed with domestics are tinamous but it's still not advised
     
  6. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps


    Yes they can ornamental waterfowl and domestic waterfowl can be housed together , they just have to be bantam domestics, our mandarins and call ducks get along great
     
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  7. cajunfowl0

    cajunfowl0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The size of the domestic fowl have nothing to do with it. Domestics birds all carry certain illnesses that wildfowl are not immune to. Call ducks have been known to be housed with domestics but not without major problems. I just got back from Pinola and got a lot of one on one with Jakob. Trust me. If you care about the birds don't house them with domestics.
     

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