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    Broody Hen Thread!

    Thanks so much!!!! I was kind of hoping that might be what she did. No more egg shells today and she is her fluffy grumpy self!!!!:)
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    Broody Hen Thread!

    I have a young hen that just went broody. I been raising my flock for about 7 years and she is my first hen to go broody!!!! We have over 40 hens and 4 Roos. She laid one egg and decided to sit. So I placed 8 total eggs from various hens and she seems happy. I have her secluded in my...
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Thanks!!! Dezzly....I will take some pics in the am to share!!!
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    To add to the above...my chicken pen is a quarter of an acre of fenced chicken heaven....they have a giant oak and a 600 sq ft barn to hang in. They also have free range of our 20 acres in the evening and on weekends. I have about 30 hens and 2 big fat Roos....Jake and Duke....(subtle John...
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Hi, from Avon Park in Highlands County!!!! Just adopted a big Red rooster that appears to have been abused. Some jerk cut off all of his wing feathers so that when you look at them it appears that they held out his wings and cut right along the border of the bone. They also cut all of his tail...
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    When do chickens lay?

    Needing advice....we have about 30 hens diff breeds, ages (6mos to 6 years). They have a 1/4 acre pen with a barn and 8 nests (milk crates). About half of them leave the pen to roam freely on our 20 acres. My young hens (6 mo) are not laying in the nests....we cannot find any of their eggs...
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    First case of dry pox

    Want to add that we have had these hens and the roo for 3 years and this is the first illness of any kind in the flock....I made the mistake of adding 3 pullets from a friend that insisted they came from a reputable breeder. I am pretty sure this is how the pox started as two of the 3 that have...
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    First case of dry pox

    We have 11 hens (Easter eggers, RIR, WLH), 8 WLHpullets, 5 RIR pullets and a big RIR roo. Just noticed dry pox on 3 of the white pullets. They are acting fine, eating well. Should I segregate them?? They all live in "chicken heaven" a 1/4 acre pen with a barn to roost in, a huge oak for shade...
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    flea and tick prevnetative help.

    Having very good luck with Advantage Multi....here in Florida where the bugs NEVER DIE.....On 20 acres with 13 cats and 4 dogs (assorted horses, cattle and goats) we do not have a flea/tick problem anymore (yes the occasional creature will pop up but not like before we got it under control). We...
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    baby chick with crooked BOTTOM jaw.....

    Thanks so much!!!! You are so right!!! I put a big stainless dog bowl full of food for her and she spends most of her time in it eating...she is very active and appears bright eyed...she drinks well from a bowl also...she is just a s you say, a little more needy and she comes to the door as...
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    baby chick with crooked BOTTOM jaw.....

    Thanks a lot!!!! At least I know I am on the right track!!!!
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    baby chick with crooked BOTTOM jaw.....

    Very new to this...I have raised livestock all of my life, just not chickens!!!! We raise goats, cattle, horses and the occasional mule. So this is very new to me!!! I have 6 chicks about 8-10 weeks old and noticed one with a crooked lower jaw...I have looked this up and I haven't really seen...
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