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    Chicks & Red Poop: should I be concerned??

    Thank you all for your answers! I have taken out all the towels and replaced with pellets. We are hopefully buying some corid today. I really appreciate your help! I haven't seen any more blood/red poop yet today, but I will keep watching.
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    Chicks & Red Poop: should I be concerned??

    Thank you for your replies. I haven't been giving them any special treats, so that probably isn't it... Yes, I believe they are compressed pine pellets. I am planning on seeing today if our local feed store has some Corid, and if not, we'll order some as soon as possible. I did some research...
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    Chicks & Red Poop: should I be concerned??

    Hello BYC. So i have been raising 15 chicks for 2-3 weeks. I bought them from MyPetChicken.com and they have all been doing splendidly, with no deaths so far. I've been keeping them in a kennel/cage (perfectly sanitized new) with towels (changed every few days) pellets, medicated chick feed a...
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    Hen Won't Accept chicks: what to do?

    I introduced her to a couple of them, to which she promptly responded by pecking one on the head. The chick is okay, but I think I will have to raise them on our own, seeing as she refuses to accept them. Thank you all for your time and your responses, I really do appreciate it and wish it had...
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    Hen Won't Accept chicks: what to do?

    Thank you all for your responses. Aurum has now eaten plenty of food and drunk some water. She still seems slightly broody, but it is lessening. We introduced a chick to her (holding it at a safe distance just in case) while I held Aurum, and she stared at it and made strange noises. She didn't...
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    Hen Won't Accept chicks: what to do?

    Hello BYC Just last night, I attempted to "swap out" 7 of my hen's eggs with 8 baby chicks. She had been broody for about 3 weeks now, and we had set up an area in the garage with everything both she and the chicks could need. Her eggs were not fertilized so we had to buy 1-day old chicks. When...
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    My Broody Hen Won't Accept her new Placement

    the smell isn't too strong, and it's much weaker than it was last night... it should eventually disappear all together, thanks to the chicken-sawdust-outdoors smells. I am worried however about her pooping on her eggs? Since I can't open the door or she will run away, how am i supposed to let...
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    My Broody Hen Won't Accept her new Placement

    That's funny I just had the same thought. I was out putting a towel over the opening of the carrier so she would have fewer distractions and feel more "hidden." She seems a little calmer now! Thanks
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    Hi BYC

    Thank you very much ronott1 :) I'm glad to be here
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    Hi BYC

    Hello everyone! I have been using this site for a long while now as my ultimate Go-To when I have questions, as it always has the best info and answers related to chickens. finally, I decided it was high time to create a profile and become a member of BYC. I have had chickens for 5 years...
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    My Broody Hen Won't Accept her new Placement

    Thank you azygous, I will keep the carrier closed for now, and make sure she eats and drinks. That's good to know about their smell, I will see if I can do anything to make the carrier seem more secure for her. Yes, we have a friend who keeps a large flock of chickens and had something similar...
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    My Broody Hen Won't Accept her new Placement

    Thank you all for your fast responses! The carrier is about the size of two average-sized laying boxes, and about 1 1/2 feet high. I was planning on leaving the door to the carrier open, however, so she could get out and stretch her legs, dust bathe, or eat right there in the Run. Since she...
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    My Broody Hen Won't Accept her new Placement

    hello everyone about a week and a half ago it became obvious that my hen Aurum was broody. She had made her own little nesting spot in the hosta plants by our hot-tub, and was found laying on 10 eggs. She was broody last year, choosing the coop as her nesting spot, but we had to break her out...
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