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    Moving with roosters

    Hi all! I'm looking at buying a home in the spring. I have 27 birds, 3 of which are roosters. How do I find out if a prospective place is zoned for roosters? Who/where do I check with? Will I need to check a place I'm interested in myself, or is this information that would be included in...
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    My flock of (5 weeks old) 15 chicks and 3 ducks, plus 3 littler 3 week old chicks...I noticed a couple of the older ones sneezing today, got a little more concerned when I felt a wetness spray on me with one sneeze. They’ve been out in their heated coop with access to their not-heated run for...
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    Sneezing ...

    Sneezing ...
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    Waterers for chicks and ducklings

    @ker0412 - They’re doing well :) moved outside to the coop with a heat lamp for the cold nights. Graduated to horizontal nipples last week, no one has died so they must have figured them out. The ducks get marched across the outside run once a day to their little pond. I’m hoping they have...
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    Duck pond filter?

    Hi! New to ducks, the 3 ducklings I have are my first ever. They’re 3.5 weeks old, 1 buff Orpington and 2 chocolate runners. I started giving them “pool parties” in the bathtub recently, in water deep enough for them to swim and submerge completely if they want, but also shallow enough they...
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    Duck pond with chickens

    Roger on the young-‘uns. How awful, to find a chick in a bucket of water :( Ok for grown chickens though? I did put a plank across the ledge there about 6” from the water surface, but whether a flailing bird trying to get out could find it...?
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    Duck pond with chickens

    Hi...not sure if I should have posted this here or in the chickens forums...anyway. I *just* finished building a duck add-on to our outdoor chicken run. It’s just a tiny enclosed pond off the side of the original chicken run so the ducks can do their duck thing and not make such a mess of the...
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    Adding younger chicks?

    @blackdog043 yes, the heat lamp is hung with a bungee cord. Thanks for checking :) @Quik1th a slide! Ha! I have a friend who said he thought his setup was totally awesome until I came along with my Cirque de Soleil for chickens . I added all these things (larger scale) to the chicken run...
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    Adding younger chicks?

    You’re gonna brooder is a tent in my basement, carpeted with pee-pads with pine shavings on top(pics attached). They have boxes and perches and a swing. What, I said you’re gonna laugh. The current chicks seem to all have different heat preferences at different times as it is...
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    Adding younger chicks?

    I have 15 chicks all 3 weeks old, was thinking of adding a couple of black australorps. Brand new australorp chicks will be available in a couple of days - will they integrate alright being 3 weeks younger? Or do they need to be separate or supervised or something.
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    Waterers for chicks and ducklings

    Well poop. That’s not going to happen before I go to work tomorrow. In lieu of a vertical nipple...? Do I give them their mason jars back? I’ve seen several of them drink from the new cups, but not all, and not sure they will know how to get water from it once the cup is empty.
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    Waterers for chicks and ducklings

    Hi! I’m pretty new here. I have 15 chicks and 3 ducklings, all hatched mid-March. The water situation is a mess. I’ve been using pint mason jar waterers, and a supplemental bowl big enough for the ducks to get their heads wet. The bowl is off to the side, sort of off the beaten path so they...
  13. My Pacific Northwest chicken coop

    My Pacific Northwest chicken coop

    Uh, I’ve never made a page about my chicken coop! 15 new chicks and 3 new ducklings will be the new residents of the coop as soon as they’re feathered and big enough. We just expanded the outdoor run last summer. We have the same indoor coop, a walk-in 10’x6’ space with 20’ of roosts, 3 raised...
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    New to backyard!

    Hi everyone :) I copy/pasted the sample questionnaire here. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? -Kind of? My dad had chickens when I was a kid, I was around them summers til I was 8. Moved in with current boyfriend last year, he’s had chickens for years. Last bunch...
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