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Have you guys ever seen this video? It is a beautiful and well made video illustrating how a chick develops in the egg. You can play it for your kids too, it's only about 2 minutes long. Amazing!

http://youtu.be/PedajVADLGw
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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@RedRapter: I think you've got 2 cockerels there in the pic you were questioning, the barring is very light and combs look a bit pronounced.

In chicken news: our regional vet, Dr. Simeone, came by my place last week and gave me a brush-up demonstration on how to do tracheal swabs in chickens. She seems certain that AI will be coming this way. I questioned this as there have been no recent cases and she pointed out that the water fowl that are spreading the disease are pretty far north right now and that they are not near commercial farms -these birds are carriers, but are not dying from it. Once these birds migrate South, and come in contact with commercial farms we will see if indeed we will get it, so preparing now for an outbreak is key. I've decided for us that if there is an outbreak in PA. We will downsize to pets, and breeding trios and put them under roof. Possibly in the basement as we have no barn.

And then this happened:





Raising Partridge Orpingtons, Polish, BC Marans, White Marans and Nigerian Dwarfs in Southern Chester County.



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post #54833 of 65626
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Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs View Post

Have you guys ever seen this video? It is a beautiful and well made video illustrating how a chick develops in the egg. You can play it for your kids too, it's only about 2 minutes long. Amazing!

http://youtu.be/PedajVADLGw

This is a great video, it mesmerizes my grandsons.

Raising Partridge Orpingtons, Polish, BC Marans, White Marans and Nigerian Dwarfs in Southern Chester County.



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I am sitting in the bathroom with my hen in the bath tub. She is egg bound :hitAny helpful information to help her pass her egg would be great. Going to crush up some tums and give her some. I feel so bad for her. She lays such big eggs and I think this one is too big for her to pass

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Hello from Lycoming County everyone!  New chicken mama here.  Currently raising 46 birds (43 chicks, 3 ducks) between 1 week and 3 months old.  So far has been a good experience.  I am looking forward to the eggs and hopefully having a smooth winter!  

Nice to meet everyone!

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I've been gone for a while, busy with like 4 other jobs reg job,refinishing a tk for a friend trying to finish the baby's room before grandson gets here and all the yard work for the baby shower!! But anyway does anyone in southwest Pa know when the delmont tsc has its swap meet?
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I am sitting in the bathroom with my hen in the bath tub. She is egg bound :hitAny helpful information to help her pass her egg would be great. Going to crush up some tums and give her some. I feel so bad for her. She lays such big eggs and I think this one is too big for her to pass


Bgirl:

 

I had this a year ago and lost mine,,,SS suggested using Olive oil as a lubricant.....hope things work out.....

I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs
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I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs
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Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs View Post

@RedRapter: I think you've got 2 cockerels there in the pic you were questioning, the barring is very light and combs look a bit pronounced.

In chicken news: our regional vet, Dr. Simeone, came by my place last week and gave me a brush-up demonstration on how to do tracheal swabs in chickens. She seems certain that AI will be coming this way. I questioned this as there have been no recent cases and she pointed out that the water fowl that are spreading the disease are pretty far north right now and that they are not near commercial farms -these birds are carriers, but are not dying from it. Once these birds migrate South, and come in contact with commercial farms we will see if indeed we will get it, so preparing now for an outbreak is key. I've decided for us that if there is an outbreak in PA. We will downsize to pets, and breeding trios and put them under roof. Possibly in the basement as we have no barn.

And then this happened:




 


B:

 

I have my runs tarped...if AI appears....will keeping them in the tarp runs be enough protection?

I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs
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I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs
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Bgirl:t

 

I had this a year ago and lost mine,,,SS suggested using Olive oil as a lubricant.....hope things work out.....

I just soaked her in epsom salt and tried to massage gently. I don't have any olive oil, ran out and keep forgetting to pick some up. I did try to put some KY jelly in her vent. Tried to get her to drink some tums in water but she won't drink. I put some crushed egg shells with her but she isn't interested in them.  It looks like she has a fist by her vent. I have no clue how big this egg is. She is about I think 3 years now. She is a barn yard mix.

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Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs View Post

This is a great video, it mesmerizes my grandsons.

I've seen pictures of you, are you old enough to have grandkids? wink.png
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Originally Posted by chickensinpa View Post

Hello from Lycoming County everyone!  New chicken mama here.  Currently raising 46 birds (43 chicks, 3 ducks) between 1 week and 3 months old.  So far has been a good experience.  I am looking forward to the eggs and hopefully having a smooth winter!  
Nice to meet everyone!

Welcome! My here is plenty of helpful advice here. Ask away!

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I just soaked her in epsom salt and tried to massage gently. I don't have any olive oil, ran out and keep forgetting to pick some up. I did try to put some KY jelly in her vent. Tried to get her to drink some tums in water but she won't drink. I put some crushed egg shells with her but she isn't interested in them.  It looks like she has a fist by her vent. I have no clue how big this egg is. She is about I think 3 years now. She is a barn yard mix.

I'm so sorry, I hope she passes it. I have heard Tums is the way to go. Have you read about breaking the egg and carefully removing the pieces? It sounds like risky, but may be a last option.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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