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    Impacted crop? PICTURES!

    A couple of my hens have had impacted crop (I believe I give them sunflower seeds too much, so I have cut back some on that) and I could feel the sunflower seeds even though the crop was very tight and hard. If it didn't go down the next morning, I would then hold them in my lap, slowly pry the...
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    How many here are actual backyarders vs. Farmers?

    I am a BYC'er. I have a toy poodle and around 30 chickens. No meat chickens, egg-layers only, and would never eat one of my chickens. I spend a LOT of time with them. Edited to say - I raise my own tomatoes and cucumbers, and if I weren't pushing 60, I'd try to be a REAL farmer - need a tiller.
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    My roo Phinny needs antibiotic for injured feet. Best one to use?

    My giant brahma roo was chased down by 3 banty roosters and pecked severely - he ended up caught in some wire behind the henhouse and his feet are cut because he got tangled up. He seemed to be feeling bad a couple of days before that when I noticed he had bumblefoot, which I cleaned, put...
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    1st day of lockdown 103 degree spike. need advice.

    I don't know what I would do without the kind people who visit this site. Thank you all for your encouraging words..I won't give up.
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    1st day of lockdown 103 degree spike. need advice.

    Thanks for the encouragement. I will hang on and hope.
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    1st day of lockdown 103 degree spike. need advice.

    It could have been over 2 hours they were at 103 degrees...I am just sick over it - I think I'm going to cry.
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    1st day of lockdown 103 degree spike. need advice.

    This morning around 10:15 my incubator was reading 100 degrees and the hygrometer reading was 60%. It is now 2:13 and I got a call from my X-husband about 5 minutes ago-he told me the incubator temperature was 103 degrees - said he didn't know how long it had been that way because he just woke...
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    Chicks always start hatching on day 20

    This morning around 10:15 my incubator was reading 100 degrees and the hygrometer reading was 60%. It is now 2:13 and I got a call from my X-husband about 5 minutes ago-he told me the incubator temperature was 103 degrees - said he didn't know how long it had been that way because he just woke...
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    2ND DAY LOCKDOWN.....humidity at 50%

    This morning around 10:15 my incubator was reading 100 degrees and the hygrometer reading was 60%. It is now 2:13 and I got a call from my X-husband about 5 minutes ago-he told me the incubator temperature was 103 degrees - said he didn't know how long it had been that way because he just woke...
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    Help!!! Chick with no eyes???

    Quote: I am go glad you chose to give the little chick a chance. And...Chance might be a good name for it. I have a new chick that has a stiff leg - like it does not bend at the joint, but it hops on one leg and does fine. He or she, not sure which, will have a happy life in the henyard...
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    Help!!! Chick with no eyes???

    Quote: I have a blind boy - Phoenix MashLazarus...was dead by all accounts-cold-not breathing and I rubbed him and held him under a lamp - saw his foot move - took him an hour to start moving and standing, but I kept at it. He gets along great with all my large-fowl flock - bumps into stuff a...
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    $$$What is the most expensive chicken you have brought or sold?$$$

    2 buff Silkies from Amber Waves - 1 rooster and 1 hen. They were $35 each.
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    Oh no storm coming and eggs in bator

    Quote: I don't know about putting them in the oven - did you mean with the oven OFF? I try to remember that if I run warm water over my wrist and can't feel it, then the water must be at around 98 degrees...a tad warmer - just where you can barely feel the warmth should be right on - or...
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    Oh no storm coming and eggs in bator

    Quote: Thanks for that tip about the baby food jars...we have a lot of power outages in the rural area I live in and I have tried to think of things I could do - short of putting the eggs in my bra, of course. I have 4 blue eggs in the incubator right now and they are at 10 days, all candled...
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