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    Are these Buff Orpingtons?

    Here's some pictures. Sorry for the quality. Iphone 5s at work here. If I'm not mistaken: The 2 yellows are my New Hampshires. The 2 golden brown are my Rhode Island Reds. The 2 dark brown are the Partridge Rocks. And the other 2 are my Welsummers. And that leaves those 8 black ones, which are...
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    Are these Buff Orpingtons?

    That's what I thought. I've raised them in the past.
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    Are these Buff Orpingtons?

    Ugh. I'm not necessarily mad, sad, or bummed, but I bought Buffs, not Australorps or whatever breed these are. What do hatcheries usually do about breed mixups?
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    Are these Buff Orpingtons?

    I can probably add pictures later. I just got my order from Meyer Hatchery. I ordered 8 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Welsummers, 2 Partridge Rocks, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 2 New Hampshires. But is that truly the case? I have 2 of each color, and then a bunch of 8. But those 8 are not yellow. They're...
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    Do Muscovy ducks need special feed? And do they get along with standard Mallard-derived breeds

    Lighting is too bad right now for good pictures. I have some from last night. And I'll try this afternoon to get some good ones. Here's from last night. This guy was seriously perching in the area while I was cleaning it out. It was literally 1 foot away from me. I noticed it, ran out, and shot...
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    Do Muscovy ducks need special feed? And do they get along with standard Mallard-derived breeds

    Got them last night. And I'll try to remember to take some pics and put them up as soon as I can remember.
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    Do Muscovy ducks need special feed? And do they get along with standard Mallard-derived breeds

    Thank you. And you're sure two weeks would be enough?
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    Do Muscovy ducks need special feed? And do they get along with standard Mallard-derived breeds

    Guess who just found someone in the area willing to unload a trio of mature Muscovy ducks for $35? They're going to be picked up on Sunday. I'm probably going to lock them in my duck coop for a month or two to get them used to my farm. But here's my 4 problems: 1: What kind of feed do they...
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    What kind of budget would I need to make a coop (details in description)

    Thanks for the base number. Right now I'm gathering info to see if I have enough money where I can start this very soon or if I'll have to hold off for a little bit.
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    What kind of budget would I need to make a coop (details in description)

    Here's the situation. My current coop is just some plywood with chicken wire stapled on an going upwards another 15 feet in my barn. It's worked since I had chickens (2012), but it's not cutting it anymore. Counting my 5 chicks I got this spring, I would've had 36 chickens. Slowly, the whole...
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    Really sick injured bird

    Okay here we go: It is a hatchery Easter Egger. I think it has internal laying, as it lost tons of weight, stopped laying eggs, and had yolk-colored poop. I moved her to my greenhouse after that, and temps in there are about 35 at a minimum. But now there's more. One of her feet started getting...
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    North Dakota

    I couldn't agree with that more. I've been there thrice and all 3 times I've never seen one other customer.
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    Chicken's eyes close and open.

    Okay, here's some more questions now that I've had a couple of days to examine and analyze the situation. 1: The eye situation: Her eyes seem to open and be shut randomly. But water seems to open them if closed. What could cause this? 2: Standing/Sitting: She hasn't sat down since I've put...
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    Chicken's eyes close and open.

    I'll try to pick some up next time I'm in town. And if she didn't have worms could these harm her in any way?
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