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This is a reddit for those who keep chickens and other types of poultry.


The Poultry reddit

Poultry - domesticated birds kept by humans for the eggs they produce, their meat, their feathers, or sometimes as pets. These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, Guinea fowl, quails and turkeys) and the family Anatidae, in order Anseriformes, commonly known as "waterfowl" and including domestic ducks and domestic geese. The word "poultry" comes from the French/Norman word poule, itself derived from the Latin word pullus, which means small animal. Wikipedia: Poultry


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Duckss

Hello fellow poultry people, Ive posted on a couple of these but my boyfriend has decided to buy me ducks, he bought them off this website that ships them and im very concerned about how to care for these tiny creatures. He bought 3 of them i was wondering what i should do to prepare for said ducks im hopping by Tractor suply to buy 22% duck food, a heat lamp+bulb, food and water thingys. I was wondering if there moght be anything im missing or might need. Im either planning on keeping them in a kiddy pool or puting them in a like plastic bin minus the lid. Is there anything im missing or anywhere i can go to reserch more about how to take care of these babies?

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2024/06/24
06:42 UTC

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Roosting perches

Has anyone got any links or ideas on how I can produce a tree type perch for my bantams. They will not roost in their coop, the little rascals need putting in every night. Our other chickens on the other hand are happy to take themselves away!!. We have foxes around and I'm concerned they'll find a way in,so I'm hoping they'll be safe up high

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2024/06/20
19:38 UTC

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Bird as big as chicken?

What kind of bird do you recommend if I want a pet bird that is big like a chicken but does not produce cecal poop?

3 Comments
2024/06/20
16:46 UTC

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😭😭 they are gone.

Took a nap, didn't hear the dog bark or the birds but 5 of 8 meat birds gone just like that.

2 Comments
2024/06/18
19:14 UTC

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Swimming Season Opening! Duck's First Open-Air Swim This Year!

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2024/06/17
21:13 UTC

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Protecting chickens from fox: how to?

I have a coop with 6 young (2 months old) chickens. I kept them indoors for the first 6 or so weeks, and then transferred them outside into their coop. The second night in their coop, a red fox gave them a visit! Of course the fox couldn't reach them inside the coop, but it circled the coop a few times and then went away. The next day the fox visited during the day circling the coop again. For context, there is a wooded area next to my house where the fox disappears to. I cannot let the chickens out of their coop in fear of a fox attack. What can I do about this? (I am not interested in shooting the fox.) I appreciate your advice!

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2024/06/17
18:41 UTC

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Turkey breed identification

I got these turkeys about a month or so ago from tractor supply and they are supposed to be bronze turkeys.. they obviously are not that! The closest thing I could find is a jersey buff but we aren’t sure on that.

2 Comments
2024/06/16
22:58 UTC

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Small eggs in layers (issa brown)

What are the main causes of small eggs in layers? Is it only lesa feed intakes?

0 Comments
2024/06/16
16:54 UTC

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Turkey laying on Turken eggs?

I have a broody turkey and whenever she nests and lays eggs, my Turken chicken will lay eggs in her nest and the turkey sits on them too. Is this something any of y'all have experienced? The turkeys kinda rejected all the chickens except the Turken.

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2024/06/16
01:18 UTC

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Loophole for Birds?

Hey y’all, I live in a city that doesn’t allow poultry. “It shall be unlawful to keep or maintain any poultry within the city.” But I’m a big poultry guy, and would love to have something. Anything y’all think could slip through this definition? Quail, pheasants, etc?

5 Comments
2024/06/15
11:28 UTC

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Need advice on ducklings

Hey guys! I have a Swedish blue pair that just hatched 7 ducklings this morning. If I leave them with mom and dad will they be okay? I’m mostly worried about babies drowning in the large deep pool and predators. Any info/advice is appreciated!! (Reposted due to needing to edit title)

4 Comments
2024/06/14
17:53 UTC

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Rescued Ducklings

Hi long story short we have a couple rescue ducklings in our care quarantined now and I'm just wondering how worried should we be about avian influenza? I have no idea what type of ducks these are other than they look to be a mallard type of duck based on markings and they seemed to be days old at most when we received them.

Will I be able to integrate these birds into my current flock or is it too dangerous? We don't know anything about them and I can't find much online about how to tell if/when a duck is safe to integrate into a flock. They seem really healthy and happy now that they've had a few days to settle in but I've seen some ducks may not show symptoms??

Pic of ducklings in question.

4 Comments
2024/06/13
20:14 UTC

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Greenish feather??

Hi guys, so my mom rears broilers in our backyard, solely for our consumption tho. we feed them in the morning and then we let the run round the garden throughout the day and in the evening we put then in their cage, this evening when putting them in, my mom caught one by the wing and underneath the feathers or skin I'm not sure but under that particular wing was greenish in color, we tied something on its leg to identify tmr. My question is, what is it? is it a disease that will affect the other birds? Will it still be safe for eating when killed? should we isolate and treat it? can it even be treated? we are fairly new to raising chickens an its the largest number we have so far, 9 birds, so whatever advice will be appreciated. thanks

Edit: I've added the pic of the bird, killed tho and feathers plucked,

https://preview.redd.it/8hrsuzog3q6d1.jpg?width=4160&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=389b7d909d1dbb34479227fc657a3a06629102c7

https://preview.redd.it/v9e9fzog3q6d1.jpg?width=4160&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e2a9524da373407973644ebd6854078f61f3f233

3 Comments
2024/06/13
18:18 UTC

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KEEPING FRIESIAN COWS FOR SUCCESSFUL MILK PRODUCTION: #dairyfarming #milkproduction

1 Comment
2024/06/13
16:42 UTC

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Best incubator for multiple species?

I want to get a new incubator for my father for Father's Day, and I'm curious what folks find is the best for multiple species. We currently have chicken and quail, and the egg sizes (as I'm sure you all know) are quite different. The incubator he currently has is quite old, and the automatic egg turner inside is too big for quail eggs. We may also try hatching ducks or guinea fowl in the future.

I've done some research, and have heard about people 3D printing different size trays, but I do not have a 3D printer unfortunately. MatticoopX 30 has come up a few times, and it looks like the tray would work for both, but it's hard to tell from just the photos. I kinda like the Nurture Right 360 since it looks like there are different size tray inserts? I also want to make sure whatever one we get, it has good success with managing humidity, as this seems pretty important for quail.

We don't need it to be terribly large, as I doubt we'd ever try to hatch more than 2 dozen at a time. And I should include that I'm trying to keep the price point under $200.

Thanks in advance!

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2024/06/12
15:50 UTC

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Exhibition poultry- age for first show

Hi All,

I've always show mature birds previously, however we have an event coming up with a young stock section. I'd love to know what age people are entering pullets and cockerals at? I have a couple of young birds showing promise but don't want to enter them if they're going to be a bit on the young side.

Thankyou!

2 Comments
2024/06/07
06:38 UTC

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Any poultry puns?

I'm looking to invite poultry into HOA and want to add puns to lighten it up

1 Comment
2024/06/05
21:25 UTC

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My hen has been shitting blood since yesterday and the chickens have stopped laying eggs suddenly what is happening and what can I do to fix this.

3 Comments
2024/06/05
03:04 UTC

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(Pretend you are a chicken) What’s the best nest box?

3 Comments
2024/06/03
22:04 UTC

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Duck is having a Fresh Grass Snack around Sunset Time!

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2024/05/30
21:32 UTC

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Chicken swallowed fishing line

my chicken swallowed some fishing line there's no hook on it but the fishing line is stuck down its throat and I could literally step on the fishing line to catch the chicken and it stops him like a leash it's acting lethargic now what should I do? do I pull it out cut it off? please help

3 Comments
2024/05/30
12:42 UTC

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