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    What’s going on?

    That sounds just like it. We’ll keep her isolated with her bestie to keep her comfort. Hopefully she’ll be fine by this time tomorrow. Thank you so much!!! She’s at my mom’s and she called me panicking while I was at work thinking she was dying. I checked on her and just thought she’s got...
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    What’s going on?

    I have a hen that’s making a respiratory noise when she’s inhaling. It almost sounds like she’s got a dog toy squeaker in her throat. I massaged her throat, but nothing seems out of the ordinary. I have a video if someone can walk me through how to post it. Help is greatly appreciated.
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    California Gray

    Can California Grays be sexed like Barred Rocks when they're babies? My local TSC has some as one of the Specialty Breeds this week, but I don't need another rooster. Any advice on seeing them at just a few days old?
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    Too young?

    Well I sold 9 of the older guys, and it's getting down to 57° or so tonight. The little guy has been inside for a couple of days with one of the older chicks that was having a leg issue but it's been resolved and was thinking about going back outside tonight. Any concerns? He's now 4 weeks old...
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    Too young?

    I have 2 milk crates on their sides in there and they're all cuddled up together at the moment in 1 of them. Once it got dark outside the bunkered down for the night. They've all been living together and he's usually right in the middle of all the other ones. He's small enough that he fits under...
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    Too young?

    Even if he cuddles up with the older ones?
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    Too young?

    I have 17 chicks that range from 3 weeks to 8 weeks old. I put them in my raised pen today in hopes of leaving them outside. It's completely enclosed with a roof and perfectly safe, but the 3 week old is a bantam I got from work due to him being a little sluggish when we received them. The rest...
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    Rooster's crow has changed?

    No, but whatever it was, he was back to normal the next day.
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    Rooster's crow has changed?

    We've had Rudy for years and he has always had a pretty typical crow and was our Alpha Male. We had some issues between him and another rooster so I separated him out with 4 hens to keep him company. Then this afternoon, we noticed his crow is VERY unusual. I've heard a rooster with a cold and...
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    How long is too long?

    Absolutely amazing! That makes me happy! How long between taking them out if the refridgerator and setting in the incubator? Also, at what point can you start candling? I don't want to take the eggs out too much, so I'm thing just Candie each one ince or twice between days 12 and 18? (I'm also...
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    How long is too long?

    Well, somehow that egg has gone MIA. We did give 36 eggs to a preschool to hatch in an incubator, hopefully it went with them... But please keep me posted on your hatching. I'd love to hear how it goes. Where are you from?
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    How long is too long?

    What about eggs you are attempting to hatch? Is it ok to wait a week before setting them under a hen?
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    How long is too long?

    I had a hen meet an unfortunate end after she was missing for a few days. We found her dead, in the yard, but she wasn't there the day before. Anyways, we found an egg of hers in the yard that same day. We'd like to try and hatch it, since she was such a sweet baby. So my question is, how long...
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