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    Red Swollen Chick Butt

    Attached is a picture of Poop from the chick. It looks pretty normal to me but I don't know much about chick poop 🤣. I will be giving some coconut oil to them here soon.
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    Red Swollen Chick Butt

    I haven't been able to watch the droppings as it has been with the other chicks so its hard to target what poop is from who. I will give updates when I receive them... I separated them tonight after I noticed the others chasing it around. I have another chick in with it who is mothering and...
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    Red Swollen Chick Butt

    My chick has a red swollen butt. It kinda looks like a human outie belly button because of the way it sticks out. Is this something harmful to the chick? Does it cause it pain? The other baby chicks pick at it to make it bleed but when left alone it doesn't bleed. What should I do? Thank you for...
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    What Breeds Can Breed? / How to Incubate Eggs Naturally with a Broody Momma Hen?

    Hello All - I started my afternoon with a group of newborn baby chicks. I am curious about the cross. My RIR rooster is the father of all of them and the mothers are either Barred Rocks, ISAs, or Buff Ops. I currently have 2 tanish, yellow-colored chicks and a black one which I am positive is a...
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    North Carolina

    I personally love the Barred Rocks. I use my birds mainly for eggs and as pets so I am not quite sure about the whole meat production side. I am sure someone else on here can assist with meat production questions. If I had to recommend any kind of bird it would be the Barred Rock but I may be...
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    North Carolina

    Hello - I am not too close to the Winston-Salem area and I don't plan on parting with my Buff Ops. I do have to warn you though, I have had 2 Buff Op Roosters and both have been on the more aggressive side. 1 was super aggressive and the other was on his way to being nice :gigjust very cautious...
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    North Carolina

    Nice to see my fellow neighbors! :yesss:
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    North Carolina

    So close to you... moved here 6 yrs ago!
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    North Carolina

    Keeps us very busy indeed! My ducks are enjoying the sprinkles of rain every few hours, they keep catching the drops in their mouths. 🤪 I have really been enjoying the hot sunshine lately but I shall be patient and let the ducks enjoy the rain. ;)We just got done about a week ago building a...
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    What Breeds Can Breed? / How to Incubate Eggs Naturally with a Broody Momma Hen?

    We have decided to start the process earlier. Definitely want to do and try something new since this broody time is limited and it's been the first time with any of my chickens in over a year. All of your tips and information will be put to good use! :clap
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    North Carolina

    Hello All - I am in Northern NC. My crew currently consists of 20 baby Muscovy ducks, 5 adult Muscovies, ISA Browns, Barred Rocks, Buff Ops, Black stars, a single Americana, and an RIR Rooster with more chicks on the way. Very busy over here lol!
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    What Breeds Can Breed? / How to Incubate Eggs Naturally with a Broody Momma Hen?

    Thank you for your help! I really appreciate it. She has been constantly on the nest for 3 days and I took her out today, she pooped and is now eating. I am not sure if she will go back to the nest or not but she does look huge compared to her sister chicken, same age and breed and now I know...
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    No eggs, but hen and pullets are are in and out of the coop all day. Also how do I get them to love me?

    Hello - I am not experienced with your breed of chicken but it is very possible that your chickens are not cold-weather hardy, meaning they will not lay eggs in the winter. They should begin or resume laying once the weather warms up. In the winter I have noticed my birds don't prefer the cold...
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    What Breeds Can Breed? / How to Incubate Eggs Naturally with a Broody Momma Hen?

    Thank you so much for all your information! It truly helped a lot! So far one of my buff ops has been sitting in the coop for almost 2 days, I don't have any fertile eggs right now so I collect them all every day but I have fake ones in the nests to help my younger ones know where to go. Once I...
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    What Breeds Can Breed? / How to Incubate Eggs Naturally with a Broody Momma Hen?

    So what your saying is I can breed any of my hens with my RIR Rooster? What will this look like after I do that first cross? Can the crosses then be bred, if so with what? (Sorry I am not too experienced with chicken genetics :oops: ) I wasn't aware the ISAs and the black stars were sex-linked...
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