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    My chicken has blood all over her vent area Help!

    My beautiful black Australope, "Snowflake" has blood oozing out of her vent - its all over her back side and it looks like her insides are coming out. There is a small "ball" on the lower part and the upper part looks almost like entrails. It looks awful. She is quarantined. She's alert and...
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    one leg on my Welsummer looks like a chicken drumstick

    My beautiful Welsummer chicken is pecking her own feathers out I think. There are no feathers on one of her legs and she is constantly bending her head down and pecking her belly feathers. Is there something I can do to stop her from doing this? Thank you!
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    Anyone sell homemade jams/jellies, etc.?

    I made tons of jam and sold it at the farmers market last summer. I don't think I really made much of a profit but I'm going to do it again because I loved it. I'm starting a web site so will also be selling online.
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    How cold is TOO cold for a chicken?

    We're in Northern California and my husband is asking if the chickens are warm enough. They have a nice coop but it does have a bottom opening for the poop to exit. I'm from Canada originally and never heard of keeping chickens warm. We're having record lows this week; 20 degrees this...
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    Combining different aged chickens

    I have five 2 month old chickens and 2 laying hens (maybe 6 months old). Can they all eat the same thing? Right now I have them separated, so the young ones can eat medicated chick mash and the hens can eat laying crumbles. I'd like to get them all in the same coop though. When can the...
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    What is an Easter Egger?

    Are Easter Eggers an actual breed? Sorry if this is a dumb question.
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    strange colors of eggs

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    strange colors of eggs

    We got a new hen and she started laying yesterday. First egg was olive green and today it was kind of lavender. Does what they eat have anything to do with the color of the egg. She is a pretty brown chicken with not much of a comb and a stand upish tail. I have no idea what she is. Any ideas?
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    olive green eggs

    My bird is a little more speckled brown than yours, but its good to know this is a normal colored egg from this kind of chicken. I was surprised (I'm obviously a beginner). Your chicken is beautiful!
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    olive green eggs

    Thank you! My daughter says the egg is tan, not green. Its definitely not your average brown egg. We'll see what tomorrow brings. 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Black Sexlink, 2 Ameracaunas, 1 Buff Cochin, 1 RIR, and 1 EE!
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    olive green eggs

    My husband brought home 2 chickens yesterday b/c we lost a chick to the dog (like so many of you). He wasn't clear on the age difference and brought home laying hens (we have 5 week old chicks). I have them separated and there were 2 eggs today. One brown - I think she's a RIR, and one olive...
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    How long can they hang in a small coop without a run

    Yes it has hardware wire and lots of ventilation. Its warm out as well - we're in California. I'll try the playpen thing tomorrow. Sounds like fun. Thanks for all your help. PS I checked out your web page - adorable girls and chickens! One of my chicks is a buff cochin and looks just like...
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    How long can they hang in a small coop without a run

    Thank you! How do I know if they need outside time - or is it just an assumption that they would like some? They are just snuggling down in the straw and seem content.
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    How long can they hang in a small coop without a run

    We have 5 6 week old chicks (we had 6 but our dog and/or an owl got one on Sunday). My husband brought home 2 pullets yesterday to replace the baby. The pullets are big though - much bigger than our 6 week olds. One of the pullets even laid an egg today. I put the pullets in an empty rabbit...
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