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    Will a Hawk return to a flock?

    Hawks will absolutely come back even if they are foiled during an initial attack.
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    Now I need female puppy names!

    "limited" means the paperwork has been done, but they did NOT get permission from the breeder/s of their dogs to breed them. Basically they are breaking the rules/stealing/breaking contract. Limited means that the dog was sold as a pet only, never allowed to be bred. It seems like this "breeder"...
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    Now I need female puppy names!

    Look for a breeder who has a nice bitch, not just one who used a nice stud. Anyone can buy semen, and it doesn't look like their bitch is breeding quality. Just compare how she looks to how the stud looks. And like you've learned, those health tests are super important for making sure that your...
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    Unknown Chicken Breed

    They appear to be Gold Laced Wyandottes.
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    Chic out but still umbilical cord attached to egg but no yoke sac it's been asorbed

    It sounds like he is dried out. It's honestly a miracle you were able to get him to hatch in a dangerous set up like this. It would be much less cruel to just cull the egg before it becomes a chick rather than risk cooking him like this. I don't want to sound harsh, I really don't. But it's...
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    Chic out but still umbilical cord attached to egg but no yoke sac it's been asorbed

    How are you measuring humidity and temperature? And what inhibition does your husband have to setting up a real incubator? Surely it can't be that he doesn't want you to hatch chicks, because you are already attempting to do that. Is it the cost?
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    Chic out but still umbilical cord attached to egg but no yoke sac it's been asorbed

    How are you keeping any humidity with this setup? I would not attempt hatching any more eggs until you can buy or put together an actual incubator. did you help this chick out of the shell?
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    Question about VS form 9-3

    Of course "science" changes every day. You're arguing with me for no reason - you know exactly what I mean and there is no reason to be pedantic. Science doesn't care about state lines - what is biosecure is biosecure, whether you are in Florida or in Arkansas. You also don't need to teach me...
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    Question about VS form 9-3

    I know this. I WANT to be able to test my own flock. What I'm saying is that liberal vs. conservative views have nothing to do with whether someone can shower in and out and be biosecure. There are already federal guidelines, which all states must follow. Why is this something that is up to the...
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    Question about VS form 9-3

    I know this, I just think it's strange that one state would be so strict and another state not care. It just doesn't follow, scientifically speaking. There are scientific reasons to make decisions and there are political reasons, and this one feels political (which is frustrating).
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    Question about VS form 9-3

    It's also odd to me to hear that there are a lot of people who are both NPIP certified and who are also testers. I was told that if I wanted to be a tester, I wasn't allowed to own any poultry at all.
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    Looking for DARK brown eggs

    Hey there guys! I appreciate the advise on breeds, but I'm actually already familiar with what breeds to look for and why to go to a breeder. What I need help with is actually finding a good, honest breeder who has the egg color they claim they do, and who is willing to sell. ;)
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    Looking for DARK brown eggs

    My grandmother has a small, modest farm. She works hard on her garden and grows most of the vegetables her family eats. She knows that I love my chickens, so she asked if I could help her get some chickens because she really wants brown eggs for her family. I'd like to really blow her socks off...
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    Barred Rock rooster has severe frostbite

    Is it possible that he was kicked out of the warm spot and had to sleep somewhere freezing?
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