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  1. Duckfarmerpa1

    Thinking of getting into sheep?!

    Ok, as most of you know...Chris and I like to dive in head first with the farm...we’ve been talking about getting a few sheep for a few months now...mainly because we don’t want cows at this point, and we’ve seen the price that sheep CAN go for.... I love my goats, well, all my animals, so, I...
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    California Cali does it again!

    Ok, here we go again!! More kits born today! They are a cross between my California and my New Zealand, because I wanted some colors, as they are sold for children, not really as for meat. I can’t tell people what to do with them, when they leave here...but that’s what I hope! :). So, this...
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    Fat kid!?

    Hi everyone! Well, I have a fat kid. She was fat when we bought her and it’s not getting any better...but I don’t know how to slim her down? She’s still nursing. I put pellets out for the rest...how do I keep her from eating them too... do I really need to be concerned while she is a...
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    More bunnies born today and more to come tomorrow!!

    So my nice big, brown NZ doe gave me a nice litter of 8 this morning. 3black, 3 white and 2 grey. Very cute....the other two does, who I thought were NEVER going to kindle...due last week...finally both pulled fur last night!! Hooray!! So, I’m sure I’ll be posting more pictures tomorrow!!
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    Young bunny with scratched eye...

    Hi all, I have an 8 week old NZ bunny who, got a scratch, I think, to the right eye last night. The last time this happened, the bunny was much younger, about 4weeks. It ended up going blind in that eye. Can I put teramyacin in this eye? I used it on ducks, I know it’s safe for dogs and...
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    Best colors yet!!

    Hi all! So I have bunnies out the wazooo, none are selling, I think due to corona. Ugh!! Anyways...these little ones are too late to be ready for Easter...I kind of messed up on the timing. Oops. But they are sooo pretty! The mom gave me a huge litter of 12 last time, only 6 this time, but...
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    Mustard explosion and they’re still egg eaters!!!

    Hi all, so I’ve got 36 laying hens...they lay between 27-32 eggs a day...darn good, right?! I guess they like it here? Anyways, when we got the original 12, RIR...I had an occasional egg eater...never caught the culprit. I was too cheap to buy ceramic eggs, so I found very oval rocks from our...
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    Reseeding hay, cutting, raking, baling for first timers!!

    Hi all, as most of you know, we have a nice farm called C&DFarming, with 35 acres. We currently have Timothy hay on it, mixed with some junk. Chris just brush hogged about 15 acres. I’ve been wanting to plant new hay of some sort...he does not want to invest in all of the equipment...
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    CD&T sub q bubbles

    Ok, so, when we have this last round of CD&T shots, for some reason I asked Chris for help. I guess it was just because there were so many ? Well, he’s not the type that listens well to directions. He did Honey first and got her too high on the back of the neck. The rest I told him they need...
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    Looking for lice?

    Ok, so I’ve just been informed, that rather than worms, my pigs probably have lice. Hmmm. Chris is going to kill m3 when I tell him this one now! So, on the goats! I was able to put them on my nice goat stand and look at them, calmly, and see the lice. With th3 chickens, I was able to go in...
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    Weaning...is it a must??

    Today I started weaning my 6kids. They are 7 1/2 weeks old. One is being sold next week. Today has been one of the most stressful days of my life.the bawling is nonstop. I don’t think th3 kids are eating. I really need them to eat because I out the dewormer pellets in the feeders. Probably...
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    What to feed my Wether Willy?

    Hi all! As most of you know by now, I’m keeping only one of my guys, and I’ve turned him into a wether, so he’ll forever be my cuddler!! We had a buck last fall, but not too long, I fed him alfalfa pellets, sweet feed and some regular goat feed...but that was in very small portions. Now it’s...
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    To be a buck or wether, the tale of brothers....

    Hi everyone, it’s me..again! Lol! So, I have these two adorable bucklings, they are 3/4 ND and 1/4 planer goat...you know...the ‘Batman’ goat..with big ears? I just love those ears!! One is named Willy, he’s bigger and stronger, and we naturally thought we’d keep him as our buck. He has...
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    Am I on piglet watch, or was I lied to...again?!

    Ok, so, as many of you know, we have dove head first into breeding America mini pigs. We bought two, already bred, from a great, very reputable farm in our area. This was last Saturday. They told us the one was due any day, she was to be in ‘piglet watch’...so, I am watching tons of YouTube...
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    Deworming the kids...

    Hi everyone. I have read sooo much conflicting info on the internet, in books, everywhere! About when and with what medicine to deworm my kids. They are 5 weeks. I had read to do it at 8 weeks. But, I was going over some info, and found new info that said do it now, don’t do it at alll...
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    Questions about minerals.

    We are having my mini pigs specifically made for them. Pig minerals are in it. Do they need access to free minerals like goats do? Also...right now I have my pot belly pi in with two goats....they are verrrryyyy bonded. But it’s getting time to separate them. She can go by the minis...
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    Disbudding look like they might be growing?

    Hi everyone. Our 6 kids were deluded on 2/7. All but 1 were one week old. The sixth was about a month. Everyone is healthy. No issues. But some of the little buttons look like they are growing. Does this mean she didn’t get the job done...or that the skin lifts up during the process to...
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    My pot is missing some “beautiful” hair!

    My pot belly pi, Portly, has always had, that ‘beautiful’ pig hair. Nice and thick. Today I noticed a large area, about 4”x8” on her side, towards the top, where it’s gone! I know that this can happen to pigs, but she has always been so healthy. The only change is that Chris has been giving...
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    C&D Farming pig adventures!

    Ok, for any of you who have read my journal you know we just purchased, in the last month, 3 non-pregnant American mini pigs, one boar, and 2 pregnant sows. The one, Paris, is on piglet watch! We have not ever helped birth piglets, so this is all new to us. Goat kidding was a blast and...
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    Milk machine troubles

    Hi all! So, we’re still having issues with our one goat, Busty, making too much milk for her triplets. She gets engorgEd, and is sometimes not able or willing to nurse. I followed different advice on here...to just milk her a tad and then put the kids to her, to milk her out a lot twice a...
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