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I have a hen who daily lays an egg that's really small with no yolk, does this mean she's infertile?
I'm now up to 12 eggs, still no broody hens, dang it! Right now it's not feasible for me to build an incubator. Maybe I'll check craigslist for one.
I have 5 duck eggs that my mallard laid and she's not broody and neither are any of my hens. I don't own an incubator and would love to have these babies. Is there anyone nearby who would be willing to incubate these for me or have a broody bird willing to sit on these? I know there's a possibility that they may not hatch (yes, I also have a drake that has mounted her), but would like the chance to try. I don't have much to offer in return, but I'm willing to...
We used to have a RIR Roo, named Colonel,who became quite aggressive. Why I used the term "used to have". He used to "flog" anyone he came in contact with, which made it diificult for our children to play outside. My husband and I would kind of "punt" him in the chest with the flat part of our foot when he tried to flog us, the kids were just too scared to do this. Our son, Wesley, sweared the Colonel was out to get him. I never believed it until one day Wes was waiting...
Thanks so much! I have newspaper down and even put some sand paper down for grip, but maybe too late. I am googling the remedy now and getting the band-aid box! Wish me luck! I love this forum, everytime we have a chicken issue this place ALWAYS helps!
We had 3 eggs hatch over the weekend and 2 of the 3 chicks are not walking.  One leg seems to have movement but is unable to draw it up underneath them. It's odd, because one was walking and then stopped.  They chirp constantly because when momma moves they have a hard time getting to her. It seems like a tendon deformation in the knee joint. Im at a loss of what to do. I make sure they eat & drink, but am I prolonging the inevitable?!A little background info, this is the...
It's been a long time since Ive been on here! My Silkie hen (she is a partridge) has been sitting on one egg 21 days yesterday. I noticed her setting and then put the rest of the eggs collected (stored at room temperature) under her the next morning. They've been candled several times, seen movement in some on the 20th day. As I've read on here, I know it can take longer than 21 days. So far, I hear one chick chirping and tapping on the inside of the egg. I'm just...
I'm hoping to give them to a loving home, I would hate to think of them not being owned by someone who wasn't a chicken lover, that's why I posted here first.  At this point I'm not sure how long we will have to move, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
I have 11 hens and a Roo, 6 hens are RIR and so is the Roo the rest are EE's, I'm told Americana's.  We are having to move and I will be unable to take them with me.  Is there anyone who could take care of these for me? They are used to free ranging and I get about 10 eggs daily!! They'll be a year old on July 10.  I live north of Dayton, OH.  Please contact me directly if you are able to help me out.  I'd like for them all to stay together if possible.  Email...
My DH was quite shocked . . . its a creek that flows behind our house and yesterday is was about 15 feetwide at least and rushing pretty hard.  We had a soaked roo! But he didn't seem worse the wear after he dried off. My DH was surprised he didn't a heart attack. This is a 8 month old roo were talking about, not a chick at all. Actually, its the one in my avatar.
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