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by Davidd
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: hen making cockeral noises
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: hen making cockeral noises

Hello, yes, they can make "crowing" noises- especially if no cockerels about- they will still lay but become more masculine- i had a poland hen and when the cockerel was removed in the winter she would crow and try to court the other hens- as soon as the cockerel returned- back to normal. It's very ...
by Davidd
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: eggs wobbling and cheeping
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: eggs wobbling and cheeping

Hi, leave them alone keep the humidity up and the lid closed! good luck and let us know how it goes.
regards, Davidd
by Davidd
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: First egg hatched but no more sounds.
Replies: 17
Views: 2755

Re: First egg hatched but no more sounds.

Hello, no, leave them at least another day- feet problems are normally caused by too much humidity . If the incy is a little under temp then some will take longer to hatch. You could candle them and see if they have broken into the air sac.
regards, Davidd :)
by Davidd
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Health
Topic: Marek's in Geese
Replies: 5
Views: 4479

Re: Marek's in Geese

Mareks does affect waterfowl, turkeys and chickens- different strains - the waterfowl one is duck virus enteritis (DVE) you cannot keep your goslings away from it- the best way is to keep them separate from other adult birds until at least 5-6 months old. Birds that survive will carry it all their l...
by Davidd
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: non crowing cockrels.. such a thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: non crowing cockrels.. such a thing?

in short- no! they all crow and some little ones are worse lol
by Davidd
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Hatching Eggs For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Buff geese eggs wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 2723

Buff geese eggs wanted

Hello, a long shot i know but if anyone has any American buff or any big buff goose eggs for sale i would be very grateful to hear. Buff toulouse would be even better but i know there aen't many around! If i can find some americans i can start to make my own toulouse!!!! Will take a few years and i ...
by Davidd
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: 10 Day Old Goslings
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: 10 Day Old Goslings

good to hear :D
by Davidd
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Shell-less Eggs and Laying in the Wrong Place
Replies: 7
Views: 1777

Re: Shell-less Eggs and Laying in the Wrong Place

Hello, a few soft shelled eggs is not a problem- most hens will lay some in their life time- one month laying is not a long time to settle into the laying pattern- no need to worry. As for sleeping on the perches- good that is only natural- much better than floor or nest box sleeping-all hens should...
by Davidd
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: feeding ducks on the pond
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: feeding ducks on the pond

I don't know what it is made from-i cant imagine it will do them much harm. You can feed straight wheat in the shallow part ( if there is one!) the ducks will love dabbling for it and vermin cant reach it under water.This will be better for them.
regards, Davidd :)
by Davidd
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: feeding ducks on the pond
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: feeding ducks on the pond

hi, what kind of pellets? fish food?
regards Davidd :)

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