Recent content by Lmarie

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    rubbery egg shells from chicks

    I agree, lack of calcium, give them some oyster shells
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    you were right about sexing Silkies (picture)

    Thats funny, I have 2 silkies and until one started crowing, I had their sexes backwards!! I thought for sure the one that is now a rooster was a hen!!!
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    Need help with wheels for my chicken run-tractor

    You know what worked great? We got one of those utility/garden wagon from TSC and took the superduty wheels off and slapped them on there. It works awesome!!
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    How to pred proof the "bottom" of your run???

    We bent out chicken wire at a 90degree angle too, and haven't had anything dig in yet. (1 1/2 yrs) Held down edges with landscape stakes. Predators won't start diggin more than a for or two away from their goal. But we did have a racoon dig over a 1 1/2 ft down under a concrete foundation. Grass...
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    Rooster food?

    Do roosters require special food or can they munch on layber crumble? If not, he might start laying soon....
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    mosquitoes as predators

    It is tore up in Georgia, we have bats living in the eaves, and they can't make a dent in the population of mosquitoes. I would think between chickens and bats we wouldn't have any!!
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    Help Identify my 'stray' chicken? :)

    Some type of game hen, I saw one recently just like it. Good free range bird
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    Broody like behavior???

    even running around in the yard they can be broody? I havent seen her in the nest at all.
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    How much have you ever paid for chickens?

    We went to buy some game chicks for free range yesterday, and at the farm we went to the gentleman that was selling them had $250-300 roosters!!! A piece! I was shocked! I have never paid more than $3!! Have any of you paid alot for pure bred show birds or anything for that matter? My two dollar...
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    Broody like behavior???

    I haven't had a hen go broody yet, but I was curious about their behavior. I know they get cranky and sit on eggs, but do they get all puffy when you get near them when they are in the yard? My 1 yr old Wyandotte kinda squeals and gets all puffy if you get close to her while she's in the yard...
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    What breed does this look like?

    I hope not a roo!! But he/she is soo tiny!! I can't wait to see what it grows up to be!!
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    What should I do for lonely chick in a brooder?

    You could put a mirror in there until you get another chick. I did this until I was able to find another baby, it kept her happy for a few days.... And its funny to watch her watch herself..
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    What breed does this look like?

    It has short little wings like a seabright, colors kinda like a sparrow or rir.. I got it because it was a easter chick I think..(rescued it) She's tiny, but has most of her feathers. enjoy! cuddlying with a silkie..
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    Which chicks do you recommend for a newbie?

    Buff Orpingtons!! They are so easy going and friendly!!!!
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