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    Utah!

    Our Black Star just won't quit! Super chicken! And she hasn't molted this Fall--usually she's not laing at this time of year due to molting.
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    Utah!

    I guess it's too late to catch the chicken train, but thank you for the offer! Unfortunately the two survivors from the hatch we just did have both turned out to be boys. I guess they could have caught the train back if you are handy with cooking "homehatched" chicken pot pie.
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    Utah!

    We've started using our broody for hatching. We did one hatch this Fall and we're hoping to do more this Spring. I know that we can buy fertile eggs from Thanksgiving Point, and they've told us that they'll have brown leghorns this coming year, but I was wondering if anyone on here keeps...
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    3 1/2 Wk Old Chick Charging at Sibling? Roo?

    Well I can definitely eliminate overcrowding as an explanation--we have two hens and two chicks in a 80' x 12' run! We have more of an "undercrowding" problem.
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    Sliver of wattles at 4 weeks, Nubby yellow comb getting a glow of pink...

    Here's a photo. I think the chick may be a cuckoo maran cross, or possibly a barred rock cross. I've been trying to find the house I got the eggs from so I can look at the flock, but no luck so far in finding the house again. I was so excited to hatch eggs under our broody that I didn't...
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    Sliver of wattles at 4 weeks, Nubby yellow comb getting a glow of pink...

    Are these signs of a four week old chick being a boy?
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    3 1/2 Wk Old Chick Charging at Sibling? Roo?

    Ha, ha, I hope we've got two "mean girls" on our hands--or at least one! Thank you everyone!
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    3 1/2 Wk Old Chick Charging at Sibling? Roo?

    Is this a sign of a roo? Our black chick started charging at the other chick this week and pecking it a bit. The speckled chick will stand his/her ground and peck back a little, but doens't seem as aggressive. Today I saw the black chick get kinda confrontational to the other chick and stand...
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    Breed & Gender guesses for 2-3 week old Mutts

    Yeah, I've been reading on this breed/gender forum for a couple of weeks, so I've picked up enough to know they're kinda young for gender predictions. But...I guess I was having some wishful thinking that maybe one of the very experienced folks might be seeing some signs. They both have tails...
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    Breed & Gender guesses for 2-3 week old Mutts

    Okay here are some pics of the chicks (two chicks) The black bantam cochin in the bottom is the surrogate mama. The people we got the fertilized eggs from said they'd had (just got rid of them) three roosters. From memory...they said one was black, one was brown, and...
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    Comment by 'highwayhens' in article 'How To Raise Mealworms'

    Are potato peelings good food? I usually use the peels but my hubby sometimes peels potatoes. I just gave them peels for their first meal. Just brought my tank, lid, and 100 starter mealies home. Planning to order some more mealies, but couldn't wait to get a few started.
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    Comment by 'highwayhens' in article 'How To Raise Mealworms'

    @ Kilby Perhaps the plastic bins could contribute to unpleasant odors too. Bacteria sticks to plastic. Perhaps glass would be better. Walmart online sells the 10 gallon glass aquaria for $12.97. I just got on on sale from Petsmart for the same price.
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    Review by '' on item 'Star'

    I would definitely get another in the future. She's four years old and no sign of slowing down her egg production.
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    5 week old Buff Orpingtons sexing help!

    I'm just wondering how can you tell? The only difference to my (untrained) eye is that the comb on the first one looks different. I have two mixed breed 12 day old chicks right now (hatched from eggs by mama) and I'm trying to learn all I can about sexing so that we can tell if our two are...
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    How long should chickens be kept off of fresh grass seed?

    Is your main concern the seed or the chickens? I'm assuming that your main concern is if the seed will affect the chickens. Does the seed have fertilizer mixed into it? If you bought the bags of seed yourself, perhaps read the instructions to see when it's safe for "pets" or call the company.
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