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    Broody Hen Thread!

    I thank ALL of you who have responded to my query. I posted another same thread because I didn't think my post went through.. I couldn't find it. YET, here it is today? So, this to PD Riverman... how do you stop the broody behavior? Just touch them? I must be missing something. I physically...
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    weird idea for breaking the repeat broody girl ?

    I need suggestions on breaking broody behavior. My Cuckoo Maran has gone broody AGAIN, that's twice in 3 months! Last time I repeatedly and several times a day; physically removed her from the lay box everyday.. over and over and over again... for a period of about 6 weeks! I do NOT want to do...
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    Broody Hen Thread!

    I hope some one is still monitoring and answering questions about broody hens. I need help. One of my Cuckoo Marans is Broody AGAIN!! The first time , I diligently took her off the nest 3 times a day .. sometimes more... it did NO GOOD> Her broody period went on for 7 weeks!! She started laying...
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    my insane mosaic project

    Update on my insane project. In need of dark brown Marans eggs. I have plenty of inner body work to keep me busy while the hen that layed these, lays more. Hopefully, the Mom of this hen wont forget about me and will call when she has more!
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    new chicks.. again.

    Thank you Chicken legs 13 I went ahead and left them in the make shift cardboard brooder box. I think I will get a large rubbermade bin for them until they are old enough to go out to the coop. AND, I will give the coop a more thorough cleaning per your advise. Happy chic baby mommy!
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    new chicks.. again.

    Thanks everyone!
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    new chicks.. again.

    I couldn't wait till tomorrow. I went and picked up the Astralorp and also a Golden Comet. Meet Elly Mae and Sophia! They are both eating and drinking so I feel comfortable going to sleep now. strolorp and also a Golden Comet. Meet Elly Mae and Sophia!
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    new chicks.. again.

    Azygous, thanks for the bacteria/coop clean info. I thought I heard something about it long ago but wasn't in the frame of mind to remember. OH YEAH!! The feed store just called and said the astralorps are in!!!! Gotta go first thing in the morning!
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    new chicks.. again.

    WOW 25!!! That's amazing! I don't know what I would do with all the eggs! 3 hens keep us w/ plenty to eat. So how clean do I need to make the coop? and .. Here in Florida it is in the 80s daytime. Do I still need to have the heat lamp on in there? They will be outside unless I change my mind and...
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    new chicks.. again.

    I will be getting one baby tomorrow and the other 2 on the 27th... is that a problem that they wont all be together from the start?
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    new chicks.. again.

    well, my older girls are going to live on a farm so I can get new babies. I will have time to get the coop cleaned up and ready while the new ones are in the brooder, [another question about that]. HOW CLEAN do I have to make the coop? Sure, I will scrape out all the old poop and hay. I will...
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    shell less egg

    Thank you for ALL of your replies. She had been in a non laying spell.. slight molt with high HEAT here in Florida. All her coloring is vibrant and port looks fine. So I guess its just her way of saying , "i'm trying Mommy!"
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    shell less egg

    One of my chickens laid an egg w/o a shell. Does that happen often and is there a reason? It is completely intact and you can pick it up, because the "skin" layer is holding it together. Feels like a water balloon.
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    Comment by 'mo puff' in article 'Chicken Behavior The Ignorant Gal's Guide To Things No Sane Person Would Tell You About Chickens'

    Too Fun! My chicks LOVED the porch too... lots of poop on porch. After months of "training" [yelling, "get off the porch!], they know to stay off... except when I rattle the treat can, but they follow me back off the porch as I carry it to the coop. It is the signal for 'time to go back in the...
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    It's alive! And so ugly it is pretty!

    do you have any newer growth pictures?
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