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    Head shut in the door.

    So sorry for your hen! I'm glad she seems to be recovering well. I would follow the advice of @cavemanrich, and cover it somehow just in case the others see it and pecking begins. This is important, chickens are not like sharks!
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    I'm So Sorry Everyone........

    It's a wonderful community of people here. I don't think you had to worry about it.
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    I'm So Sorry Everyone........

    I forgive you too! Though, I'm not sure for what other than making multiple accounts. I'm sorry for your loss of chicks, I hope your current ones do better! May God bless you and keep up your walk with Christ.
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    IS THIS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE!?!?!?

    Yeah, I suppose. I don't think the breeds they have are worth it though. I mean, sure, they have White Leghorns and RIR but what are the rest? I can't even tell what they are 'a mix of heritage breeds' is not much to go by. So, they're cheap, but since I'm in Southern California and they're in...
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    Should i keep incubating these eggs?

    It depends. If there are males, (which could very well be in a situation like this) then you have a chance. I would continue incubating and candle at day 7 or so. Let us know if they hatch!
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    Review by 'LikeTurkeys' in article 'How to treat sour crop and impacted crop and how to know which one you're dealing with'

    Thanks for this. It was very helpful and I tried helping my hen who had sour crop with miconazole. But she had a reproductive issue and died anyway. It's still something to keep in mind. Also I had a turkey who had problems with pendulous crop. She wore a crop bra for a while, but it never...
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    Will a Red-tailed hawk attack my flock if I'm standing outside with them?

    Well, we have lots of hawks around here, red tailed and red shouldered, and my rooster always alerts the hens when he sees them flying. In fact, they will often sit in the trees nearby; I am not sure if they are actually watching the chickens or not, but they are pretty close. They have never...
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    Should i keep incubating these eggs?

    I don't think they're going to hatch. Most eggs at grocery stores are infertile, unless they're special organic/free range and the farm has roosters for sure. (Could happen at a small store, but Trader Joe's has fertile chicken eggs that people have hatched before! So maybe it doesn't have to be...
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    Help!

    Is it just me or does the top part of his beak seem way to long? I'm not sure, normal? My chickens don't have that. Sorry, about your rooster. I hope the members tagged by @MGG can help!
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    Need help with gender on several breeds

    Agreed! You've got all pullets there except for the lavender Orpington. Congrats, and I hope they lay eggs well for you! I think the tail length doesn't matter that much, it's whether it's curved or not (sickle feathers) that indicate whether the bird is pullet or cockerel. There are other...
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    IS THIS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE!?!?!?

    Do they ship to states other than Wisconsin and the nearby ones? Or, at least at a reasonable price? No online ordering...
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    How do you properly necropsy a dead chicken?

    Oops :oops:, for a second there thought that you were someone against doing home necropsies until I review your above posts again. Sorry if the above came off not right.
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    How do you properly necropsy a dead chicken?

    Okay. Still cheaper to do it yourself though. I wouldn't send in samples if I had already identified the issue, nor would I do it randomly. I would at least try to see the cause myself and then possibly send samples in to confirm. Formalin's not a problem, we have that.
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    How do you properly necropsy a dead chicken?

    Yeah, the obvious causes are what I'm looking for. Your method sounds good, sending in tissue samples instead of the whole bird. That way you can still test for contagious diseases if your home necropsy didn't show anything. How much did it cost?
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    How do you properly necropsy a dead chicken?

    Well if I have more than one hen die of heart disease, then I guess I could work from there. Diet/enviromental.. etc. But if it's affecting just one hen, and the others are fine, then I guess I don't care? (well, I mean, I do, I feel bad for the hen, but I can assume that the others will be fine...
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