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    We got a puppy

    This was incredibly helpful, thank you! I never thought about the leave it command with this, and not rewarding them with what they are "leaving". 2 of my other dogs know leave it but I'll have to re-teach them that! And I have her clicker trained, so that will be very helpful. Its funny you...
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    We got a puppy

    Oh yes I have. We have 3 other dogs, they are all well trained with our animals. shes just our first puppy. And we're doing basics with her, and she's responding well. I was just thinking for my own peace of mind to add this in. Also one of our older dogs is a coonhound+German wirehair mix and...
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    We got a puppy

    Hello everyone, I was just wondering if anyone had tips for good websites or teaching methods for keeping our new puppy uninterested in hurting my chickens. Shes a German Wirehair Pointer, which I realize are bird dogs. But I've read are one if the best for having chickens. The breeder has...
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    Update on my chicken... I need some advice.

    Hopefully she wont get to squrimy, I had to give her a "bath" and she was not a fan. I know you really shouldnt bathe chickens but the food was to caked on her chest to not and I didn't want it to start to hurt. I will do that after ger morning breakfast. Thank you :)
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    Update on my chicken... I need some advice.

    I have to get a better scale the one I have isnt the best, but it seems shes keeping the same weight and the scale says so but its a bit dodgy haha. And I'll do the cloth and the q tip see which one is most effective. Thank you :)
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    Update on my chicken... I need some advice.

    I'll try that, her beak doesn't seem to be as sensitive. And I didnt think of that, I'll definitely do that to make feeding more enjoyable. Thank you :)
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    Update on my chicken... I need some advice.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/my-chicken-got-attacked.1425043/ this is the original post. My chicken HoneyBee got attacked by a mink (we suspect) about 5 days ago. She's doing really well for a chick missing a leg and top beak. As to someone's suggestion, ive been syringe feeding her...
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    Free range vs run

    Thats an amazing design! If I were to do a run this would I would aim for. I've thought about for winter doing what you did above it, sense the preds around here get much more bold come winter time. Becuase we do have a fenced in area inside our already fenced yard.
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    Free range vs run

    I'll have to try that! Catching them one by one definitely wouldn't be an option haha! Thank yiu!!
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    Free range vs run

    I didn't know such things existed until yesterday so I'm looking into it!!
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    Free range vs run

    They always go in at night, this happened I think in the moring when I had to go to work early. Not dark, but not day time either.
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    My chicken got attacked (update kind of)

    Yesterday I posted about my chicken being attacked by a mink/weasle. And from the help of many(thank you) I'm slowly trying to get her back to good health. But she has started a long screeching noise, which I originally thought was hunger, but I had fed her and she continued to do it. I cant...
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    WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP CHICKENS INSIDE THEIR HOMES

    The people who do probably got one without knowing the dangers of having them in ones house or just don't care. I kept my baby turkeys in my room, they were in containment but still in my room until they featherd in. I did it so I could build a bond, I knew the risk and what could happen, but...
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    Free range vs run

    That's why I chose free range at first, for their happiness and well-being. I'm very much attached to all of them but knowing now how easy it is for an accident/disease its probably what's best to accept it.
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    Free range vs run

    I might start putting them in when I'm not home then, becuase I am now paranoid aswell. how do you get yours to go in?
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