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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    We all really appreciate, "The hints," yep, very much appreciated! "IT STINKS, don't smell it."
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    ***Best BYC Show Pose Contest - Ends June 20th*** Enter To Win! Even More Placings To Place *WINNERS

    Name: Steve Age: 9 wks. Breed: Black Australorp Aquired: Purchased
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    When did YOUR chickens start laying?

    It happened! Barred Rock. 20wks. A perfect little first egg. That conentrating thing works! Thank you for the tip!
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    Vent questions

    Well, pink you say. Hmmm... My girls' are lilly white. I guess I will just... keep... waiting.... Thank you for the info. Now I know they are not being removed by a critter or being layed in a mysterious location. I guess I am lucky? By the time they lay any eggs, with food prices rising...
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    Vent questions

    Hmm, still no eggs. My hens are over twenty weeks now. Does anyone have a picture of a healthy vent of a laying and or not laying hen. The vents on my girls are healthy and the size of 50 cent pieces. ew, If you have the pix it would mean I would not have to take my own pix, I find it borderline...
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    *Buff Orpington Thread!*

    Penny is very nice. She seems to want to learn to drive.If you do decide to let her drive she needs the driver's safty class. Otherwise I bet your insurance rates will go up.
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    a house divided - how long?

    Congrats to your undivided house! My chicken girls are blending better too. All four are out of their safe place and the older girls have almost accepted them as part of the flock.At feeding time the older girls are first and don't let the littles in. The littles just head back to their safe...
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    Life Span in Cornish White Cross

    Thank you for the advice. It is greatly appreciated!
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    Eggsong-like noise, what is it??

    Thank you. Seems the more I learn the less I realize I know. Yep, chickens are just like real life. Chicken Philosophy
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    Life Span in Cornish White Cross

    I would like to hear more about the cornish/ cornish cross specifically about the breeding /egg laying possibilities. Can anyone add more advice or personal experience stories. This is very interesting given the breed. Thank you to all the friendly chicken folks!
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    Eggsong-like noise, what is it??

    Yes, please help u! The egg laying song? The egg squat? The change in the crop? What are the signs they're ready to lay. I also patienty wait.
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    a house divided - how long?

    Edit they're own time to their own time. sorry, i have a bad connection for edit.
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    a house divided - how long?

    I have B austrolorp,barr rocktotal of 5. a flock. 21wk I aquired a few buff orphs. They were about a week old when they arrived. Their current age is 10+ weeks. When the b.o. arrived they were not added to the flock. They were in the coup but in their own space. I began letting the little ones...
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