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by yorkshire duck
16 Jun 2014, 19:02
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Duck has lost her voice !
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Duck has lost her voice !

Is this a problem ? Our 3 year old aylesbury x duck has lost her voice, she went a bit croaky about 10 days ago & then her quack seemed to be comming back slightly. And n ow its completely gone again, shes a bit of a madam so she'll puff up at you & make all the beak movements of giving you a good t...
by yorkshire duck
09 Jun 2014, 11:17
Forum: Pests and Predators
Topic: Sonic Fox Repellers , what do you think ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3727

Sonic Fox Repellers , what do you think ?

OH has been looking at these on-line & is wanting to buy us one, its the sonic emitter type with a strobe light jobby as well, & the blurb says it only affects foxes & no other animals. Any one used one ? I am 100% sceptical - from 30 odd years of keeping poultry the only way I've found to keep them...
by yorkshire duck
28 May 2014, 13:51
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Those with duckling experience...
Replies: 8
Views: 8291

Re: Those with duckling experience...

I usually use some of those wooden decking squares that you can get from B & Q or garden centers - I put them inside a wide,shallow container ie the bottom of a large indoor rabbit cage & put the water container ( a dogs bowl ) in it , making sure they have easy access, I drilled a hole in one corne...
by yorkshire duck
28 May 2014, 13:32
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Flamin' magpies :-(
Replies: 30
Views: 4618

Re: Flamin' magpies :-(

Would love an owl but we have too many birds anyhow atm, would also love an air rifle but would be severely tempted to shoot the nieghbours too :-) , the owner of the farm has offered me the loan of the larssen trap plus a resident magpie when things calm down there, honestly for the past few weeks ...
by yorkshire duck
28 May 2014, 13:09
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Ducks Lost - Crested Indian Runner Ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: Ducks Lost - Crested Indian Runner Ducks

Hi, sorry to hear about your losses, if strines poultry can't sort you out its well worth having a look on the preloved site, they have specific sections for poultry & you can check the ads by region. Also theres Heeley City Farm, White Post Farm & Whirlow Hall Farm who may be able to sell you eggs ...
by yorkshire duck
13 May 2014, 12:12
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Flamin' magpies :-(
Replies: 30
Views: 4618

Flamin' magpies :-(

:angryfire: We have had a wonderfull magpie free period - untill now :grin: This morning we found one in the trap at the farm, which has been set since about the end of march, we've had a right job with them going into the hen houses & stealing the eggs, its not just the stolen eggs but when they've...
by yorkshire duck
12 May 2014, 09:16
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: So, what sex is my canada goose ?
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: So, what sex is my canada goose ?

Cheers for that guys, I've never tried to do the internal sexing thing because I read if you get it wrong then their willy won't retract 8-[ ? - it was bad enough when our drake was over exhuberantly mating with the girls & his got jammed out, I ended up having to do the warm bath treatment to a ver...
by yorkshire duck
07 May 2014, 11:50
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: So, what sex is my canada goose ?
Replies: 4
Views: 741

So, what sex is my canada goose ?

Apologies if this is a tad long. Summer of 2012 we were given a gosling,she/he/it( I'll call her it ' her' for now ) had been picked up by some walkers on the moors, they'd carried her in a pocket for most of the day, come the time they went to the carpark to collect their car & go home the novelty ...
by yorkshire duck
17 Oct 2013, 14:46
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: What ever next?
Replies: 17
Views: 2030

Re: What ever next?

MMmm ,well well my chooks take themselves to bed every night at near dusk, I check them all as I shut their doors, but I don't think a reflective jacket would be of any use at all unless one had been taken badly & was so ill it couldn't come back to the house, & you'd only create chaos by taking the...
by yorkshire duck
09 Sep 2013, 22:27
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Cayuga duck going grey ??
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Cayuga duck going grey ??

From what I read up when I was looking to buy these, it's quite a normal thing for them to lose colour after 2 or 3 years, and to eventually end up with more white than black. I guess like us, even poultry go grey through the years. Shame really though because they are such a stunning colour for th...
by yorkshire duck
04 Sep 2013, 12:39
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Cayuga duck going grey ??
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Cayuga duck going grey ??

My 2 year old female cayuga duck is starting to go grey, after this years moult its really visible, with loads of white feathers on the back of her head & neck ( which you might put down to wear & tear by the drake I suppose ? ) Also shes got a lot of white on her breast & underbelly, & also around ...
by yorkshire duck
22 Aug 2013, 10:22
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Aggression between female ducks ?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Aggression between female ducks ?

Just to set the scene, I have a small flock of 6 ducks, 1 drake & his 5 ladies.The drake is the oldest duck in the flock & is very aggressive all year round.The ladies are Jessie & Tiny (age unknown but laying ) who are Aylesburys & have been with the drake for the last 3 years, Melvyn (we thought s...
by yorkshire duck
21 Dec 2012, 14:13
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: De horning an adult goat
Replies: 30
Views: 11759

Re: De horning an adult goat

UPDATE - we've found some one who has recently lost one of their 2 goats & is desperate to find company for their remaining one, both our goats will be going to live with hers at the weekend, no op necessary as shes quite happy to take her horn & all, we've ear tagged & wormed them both & they'll ha...
by yorkshire duck
12 Dec 2012, 11:28
Forum: Smallholder animals
Topic: De horning an adult goat
Replies: 30
Views: 11759

Re: De horning an adult goat

Red tags are replacement tags for ones that have been lost, the other( nice tempered ) goat still has her original pink tag , registering her to my friends holding when the paperwork comes through. The other goat is booked in on friday to have the horn removed, its our usual large animal vet who wil...
by yorkshire duck
12 Dec 2012, 10:27
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Will I get winter eggs??
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: Will I get winter eggs??

We've not had eggs for weeks now, from a flock of 25 birds, aged from a few ancient ones to this years (technically) POL,we're expecting things to start up again at around christmas time as they usually do, else its a minibus down to the jobcentre for them ! Seriously though, our birds have no artif...