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    God bless you too, friend!

    God bless you too, friend!
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    Thank you! 😌

    Thank you! 😌
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    Gurgling sounds from roo

    His gurgling is gone entirely after a round of Tylan 50 injectable. You can follow the link here where I recorded the after video. Now what I'm a bit concerned about is the bare spot on his chest. He and my silkie roo have been sparring for power. The barred rock was top dog initially and did...
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    I've only culled a couple, and it's certainly not my favorite thing, but I think it's just one of those things one has to do a few times before it starts to not be as hard. I've used a sharp hatchet both times and both times it's went smoothly. After chopping, I immediately place the bird in a...
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    Good news! After five days of treatment, he’s sounding much better. No gurgle! Still not sure if the bare spot is due to a roo, hen romance, or something else.
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    I spotted a young opossum in my run last night! I shouted at him. So I’ve got a hole that’s big enough to be a problem for them getting in the run. Love the idea of a workshop! I’ve processed one roo, but I’d be happy to get some more hands on experience as well as exchange other poultry knowledge.
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    Progress post: Barred rock with labored/gurgling breathing after five days of Tylan 50 injections

    My barred rock roo is doing so much better after a round of Tylan 50. He was to the point that his lungs sounded filled with fluid. That seems to have subsided. I am a bit more concerned about his chest feathers. I still think it may just be a hen or the other roo doing it, but I’ve not seen it...
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    Gurgling sounds from roo

    My eight month old Barred Rock roo has always had this gurgling breathing (since mature). I ordered Tylan 50 injectable and have it here, but he’s the only one in the flock that gurgles. He also doesn’t have any other symptoms such as runny nose or goopy eyes. Should I go ahead and treat, look...
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    My Barred Rock roo has always had this gurgling breathing. I ordered Tylan 50 injectable and have it here, but he’s the only one that gurgles (it’s been going on since he was mature). He also doesn’t have any other symptoms such as runny nose or goopy eyes. Should I go ahead and treat, look for...
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    When they hatch in the incubator, do they just wait in there?
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    What do we think, does my seven month roo just have a molt going on, or is there something more serious?

    I had read about that as well. I guess that could be it. I do have a few alpha hens in the coop.
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    What do we think, does my seven month roo just have a molt going on, or is there something more serious?

    I had a hen molt last year at seven months and was fine. But my roo’s molt is looking a bit angry.
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    Well, it certainly sounds that a dog isn’t the silver bullet for all predators. It’s possible I could hit a critical mass where losing a handful of chickens a year wouldn’t interrupt my egg production, but I’m not there yet. I’m just now starting to get a dozen eggs a day and am loving it. I’ll...
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    Free ranging and a protector against predators

    Thanks for the info! I’m north of Indianapolis. I have 2 acres, with another 2 acres of woods. As mentioned only one acre is fenced in. My critter-proofed run is about 40x20 and is y’all enough to walk inside throughout. It’s been great, but the chickens have of course scratched the grass to...
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    Free ranging and a protector against predators

    Do any of y'all free range your chickens exclusively? If so, do you also have a dog as a primary protector for your free rangers? I have an acre of fenced in yard, but due to both daytime and nighttime predators, I can't let them free range. I've tried and the hawks especially get bold after a...
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