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10/07/2017

Located in Bloomington, IL at the McLean Interstate Center, it looks like one of the up and coming shows in the Mi


10/14/2017

This show is accompanied by a swap meet and usually features strong classes of both waterfowl and bantams. It is l

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4/06/2008

Candle eggs in the incubator weekly and remove dead embryos. One egg that explodes due to gas buildup within the egg can contaminate every healthy egg in the machine.

3/30/2008

Incubators need to be cleaned weekly and fumigated regularly to keep harmful bacteria in check. 

3/23/2008

Ducks which are kept in cages or in buildings instead of on range need a steady supply of grit for their digestive systems.

3/16/2008

Always take the oportunity to provide fresh greens to your growing young birds. Weeds pulled in the garden such as dandilions are excellent supplements to their diets provided no pesticides have been applied to them.

3/09/2008

Always be sure that the breeder feed you are providing is just that- a breeder feed. Some raisers mistakenly think that a Layena is the same as a breeder feed. It is not. Vital nutrients are missing for the embryo are missing in layer feeds.

3/02/2008

Collecting eggs often during cold months is important. In zero weather, a freshly laid egg can freeze to the point where the embryo is killed in as little as 15 minutes.

2/24/2008

The only goose that may lay an egg daily is the Eygptian which is not a true goose. All others lay on alternate days.

2/17/2008

It is vital to provide oyster shell while birds are producing eggs. What some people do not realize is that providing it at other times can cause organ damage.

2/10/2008

Hatching eggs should not be set with dirt on the shells. Such filth contains bacteria which quickly multiply in the heat and humidity of an incubator.