Helping Weak Khaki Campbell Duckling

Jim sent an email asking for some advice about his newly hatched duckling who was very weak. “hi Sara Just a quick question, one of the ducklings that has hatched cant seem to stand up, hes flapping his little wings and his legs seem very strong, he wasnt help out of the egg although it … Read more Helping Weak Khaki Campbell Duckling

Duckling Hatched Early And Yolk Sac Not Absorbed

Had an email on Friday night letting me know that a duckling was hatching early and then this morning I heard that the yolk sac hadn’t been absorbed. Hi Sara, just to update you on our eggs. It is not due to hatch until Wednesday next week but it actually started to break the shell … Read more Duckling Hatched Early And Yolk Sac Not Absorbed

Identifying Gender Of Khaki Campbell Ducklings

It is difficult to guess what gender a duckling is just by looking at the duckling but my ‘farmingfriends’ friend Maureen has challenged me to take a guess at the gender of her three ducklings named Treacle, Toffee and Fudge. ‘Hi Sara, as someone far more knowlegable than me, how do you fancy taking a … Read more Identifying Gender Of Khaki Campbell Ducklings

What Causes Curled Toes In Poultry?

I have been asked what cause curled toes in poultry and waterfowl chicks. Curled toes is when the chick, keet or duckling is born with toes or feet that are curled up. This can be caused by a number of things: Curled feet can be genetic and due to inbreeding. It’s only safe to breed … Read more What Causes Curled Toes In Poultry?

Curled Toes On Newly Hatched Ducklings

On occasions a duckling can hatch out with toes that are curled up into a fist shape. Sometimes they may straighten out on their own in the first day or so but if they don’t you can make a cardboard or pipe cleaner shoe for the duckling to wear which will help to straighten out … Read more Curled Toes On Newly Hatched Ducklings

Brooder Litter For Chicks, Ducklings and Keets

I have received this tip and advice about litter for a brooder. “The safest, most comfortable ,most hygienic, most chick friendly and cheapest litter for a brooder is clean chopped straw. All you need is a small bale of straw and your lawnmower (with it’s collection bag on if possible). Lay straw on a clean,dry … Read more Brooder Litter For Chicks, Ducklings and Keets

Muscovy Ducklings Struggling To Hatch Out

I have just received an email about muscovy ducklings struggling to hatch out. Hi Sara I have a muscovy duck that hatched out two of her babies, she still had alot of eggs but did not sit on them for a day so i took them away as they were ice cold. Just before i … Read more Muscovy Ducklings Struggling To Hatch Out