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    Is it sour crop? Should I worry?

    I have a 5 mo old pullet that has had a swollen crop for about 2 weeks now. We researched and realized it felt like sour crop. We attempted to treat it as sour crop but noticed no change after 5 days so now she is back in the run with the others. She appears to be energetic, eating normally...
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    Sour Crop - store bought ACV or

    Can I use store bought apple cider vinegar or does it need to come from a feed store?
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    Don't know what breed or gender you have? Click here!

    IMG_4675 by C&E_NaturalMeats posted Jun 3, 2017 at 7:13 AM Barred Rock Cockerel or Pullet? 3-4 months. Comb and waddle are larger and redder than other Pullet same age. This one is also slightly larger and just a tad lighter than other Pullet.
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    Barred Rock Cockerel or Pullet

    IMG_4675 by C&E_NaturalMeats posted Jun 3, 2017 at 7:13 AM Barred Rock Cockerel or Pullet? Probably close to 3 1/2 months? I'm not sure of exact age. I bought what was supposed to be 2 BR pullets. They looked identical up until about 2 weeks ago. This one's comb and waddle are now larger and...
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    Pullet or cockerel?
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    My first injured chick, please help! Will they peck her to death?

    Thanks so much. She seems content in the brooder by herself. Not peeping, just sleeping. She also ate too. I will keep a close eye on her.
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    My first injured chick, please help! Will they peck her to death?

    Its my first batch of chicks. They are now 4 weeks old. I was moving them to an outdoor tractor when one of my cats batted up under a little gap and got one of the turkens with her claw. (the tractor is secure now with little chance of a cat getting in) At first I didn't notice it but since the...
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    What dog breed is best at guarding the farm and chickens?

    Hi, we are wanting to get a dog that is going to serve as a guard dog. We have one dog now, a pit bull mix that is sweet as can be but at night she barks at EVERYTHING as if the world is ending. We are wanting to get another farm dog, one that is intimidating enough to keep strangers and...
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    Can I use wood pellets for bedding?

    At first I was scared that the chicks would eat it if it was dampened when I began using it on my second batch of chicks that I got only at a couple days old. However we are going on week three and they have shown no interest in eating it. Even after it got wet around the waterer etc. If you...
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    When can chicks have outside time?

    Now that the weather is nice. Its about 70-75 here, I put my chicks outside while I clean their brooder out. They are only about 9 days old. I will let them play and peck at the ground for as long as they want if I have the time. As long as they are pecking and exploring instead of huddled or...
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    6 days old and roosting already

    One of my chicks was roosting the day I got them. The second day she was even putting her lil head in her wing and sleeping sound away on the roost. Blew my mind. I've had them a little over a week now. They are just now starting to get their tail feathers so I know that they were not but a...
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    What Age do Chicks start to Roost?

    I'm not sure if this is normal. But I bought a batch of chicks ranging from 2 days to about 6 days id say. None had their tail feathers yet and all of them have experimented with the roost but there are two that actually sleep on it and have been since the day I got them. One even tucks her head...
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    My chicks 1st night out in coop

    I was a wreck too. I went out like every 20 min to check on them and didn't sleep worth a darn. They will be just fine though. Just calm down.
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    Please help me understand what could of done this!

    We live in an urban area and I built a chicken tractor for our 6, 8 week old chicks. Had the square chicken wire stapled good to the insides of the triangle and on the bottom so predators could not dig under. I would cover the chicken tractor at night with a tarp. Last night we didn't get home...
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    Which breed is your friendliest chick in your flock?

    My New Hampshire Reds. They will fall asleep in my lap!