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A quick and simple 10 step guide on washing your chicken for whatever reason.
Whats the earliest ducks can start mating? I have 4 ducks, 2 males and 2 females. The two older ones are mating but the 1 Drake who's only 3 most isn't interested but my female is making a pound quack when the other two are mating? I just not...
Yesterday i got 2 baby chicks.They were doing fine until about 30 minutes ag:hmmne of them looked very weak,it couldn't stand up.It just falls on its side with its eyes closed.I wrapped it up in a blanket with the other one.So far it has only...
I have pictures of my cute A-frame coop. It's weathered to a lovely grey, and has two, two-sided nest boxes that have caused me to wonder about better solutions. I'll probably be using it to house on of the three or four flocks I plan on...
According to the American Center for Disease Control (CDC) there is currently an "Outbreak" of salmonella poisoning in the USA. The CDC posted their conclusions, May 16, 2019, on their official website found here:...
Hello All!! This spring I have attempted to start a mini hatchery. It has been largely successful, but it took ours of trail, and error to start it. Last year, I got a Hova Bator 1602n for my birthday. I seemed to work great, and I...
Hey! I'm relatively new to backyard chickens but I have been into chickens, poultry, goats, and even horses for a few years now. I love the backyard chickens website and have a great "pay it forward" idea to make sure that I, and other folks a...
I got this made and it turned out absolutly awsome. The chickens enjoy it alot!!
I bought 5 Silkie chicks from Rural King May 1st, all have been fine, eating, drinking, playing, ect. However this one hasn't grown at all, and is now showing signs of heavy, opened beak breathing. I've given her egg yolks and electrolytes. She...
My silkie eyes and closed due to having fowl pox scabs on them. Is it ok to remove them and how is the safest way of doing this plz xx
I have four hens ( Black Austrolop and three Easter Eggers) and I am introducing four new littles ( one Olive Egger that I suspect is a roo, one Lavender Ameraucana also suspect, a Black Copper Maran and Easter Egger Frizzle that I think are...
I'm writing this article first and foremost to those of you who've only had negative encounters with roosters. From what I've read around the web, this seem to be an awful lot of people. Stories about roosters mating hens every 10 minutes,...
In February (spring 2018) I got back into raising pet chickens when I purchased six chicks from my local Rural King. I should mention that they were a stress fueled impulse buy brought on by college class finals. I got two Buff Orpingtons, two...
i got two baby chicks yesterday and would like to teach them tricks like color discrimination or to sit on my lap, how can i teach them this? (^∇^)
i adopted this 3 month old baby chick, i bought a baby silkie and saw a sad looking chick in the corner, i asked the owner how much for him and he gave him to me for free, since he cant walk. Im 90% sure hes got spraddled legs, hes very weak from...
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