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    Pecking order or flat out bullying? Help?

    Thank you for your responses, Good advise I think I will do everything listed!
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    Pecking order or flat out bullying? Help?

    Okay 2 different coops 2 different Chickens. One coop I have a hen that doesn't seem to want to mate, but the other hens are picking on her too, she stays in the nesting boxes hidden away. They won't let her eat or anything. Now in my other coop this just started, mostly the rooster picking on...
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    Looking for the best meat birds

    Cornish Cross are cute and so sweet looking when they first hatch, they are eating and pooping machines in about 3 weeks! From the incubator to the freezer in 8 weeks! My experience with them is this, they don't do well in heat, they grow so fast that you would have to keep them cool in the...
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    Does a Broody know when to stop sitting on eggs that don't hatch?

    I have an incubator that is getting me in trouble too! I use it mostly for hatching my meat birds. Keeps the cost of my meat down. But when you have a rooster, and you add other eggs to the incubator. You end up with more chicks than you need.
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    Does a Broody know when to stop sitting on eggs that don't hatch?

    Just a better pic of mom teaching her babies to eat, one egg still has not hatched and she is no longer sitting on it but, it is hot enough out if it is going to hatch it doesn't even need to be incubated! Isn't Olivia a beautiful mom? She is and old one but being a good one!
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    How to get rid of hawks?

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcWAcPj0dqw&t=624s Try this!
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    Does a Broody know when to stop sitting on eggs that don't hatch?

    There are 4 of the 6 that have hatched, one egg left doesn't look promising. Poor things are so hot, the heat indices is so bad here. I have a fan running but all that does is keep the hot air moving. didn't take them long to get dry and fluffy!
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    OLIVE EGGER WHAT COLOR IS THIS?

    And they can become an addiction, Just do the chicken math, and it will all be good!
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    Does a Broody know when to stop sitting on eggs that don't hatch?

    I took this pic, And as I was cropping this pic I noticed something didn't look right so I went up and lifted Olivia up and there are 6 out of 8 eggs hatched, and 5 chicks, that one in the top left corner didn't make it. It was wet and smelled. So I removed. Gave them some fresh bedding...
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    Does a Broody know when to stop sitting on eggs that don't hatch?

    I let her out the other day and she pooped a big green cow patty it was so gross! I tried to let her out after that and she wouldn't budge. I knew then the move was successful.
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    Does a Broody know when to stop sitting on eggs that don't hatch?

    I just checked on her and she has hatched more! Thank god, I was thinking about making a run to the feed store to get a couple chicks if it was just going to be the one. I was going to take more pics but she wasn't having it! Maybe later. :jumpy
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    Does a Broody know when to stop sitting on eggs that don't hatch?

    I had to move her from the coop and into a brooder box alone, the fighting over the nest was getting ridicules! And it was safer for any babies, to keep them from falling out of the nest and the coop. And make sure you move them at night.
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    Does a Broody know when to stop sitting on eggs that don't hatch?

    Thank you I had no clue. I usually incubate mine and this hen is 4 years old and has gone broody every year, So I thought I would let her be a mom since she seems to always want to.
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    How to get rid of hawks?

    SSS is my first thought. shoot them shovel them and shut up about them. Or get a guard goose!
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