Recent content by ShawnaLeigh

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    1 chick

    I have 1 chick that hatched out a day ago and none of my hens will accept it. I am trying all avenues to find another couple of chicks to put with it but if not how do I raise this chick alone?
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    Won’t go in coop

    I have 6 week old Astrolop chicks that I have had separated from my older hens by chicken wire to where they can see each other but they have their own coop. A couple of days ago they quit going in the coop and was roosting on the ground outside against the coop of older hens. I cleaned out...
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    Broody hen question

    I don’t really see movement. I do see a ring at the bottom as if the chick is filled out and ready to hatch but no chirping or pecking noises like the chicks I have hatched out before. This has just been a bizarre set of eggs for me. It is going on close to 29 days or more. I will get my...
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    Broody hen question

    This hen is still sitting on the eggs and I have looked at them with a flashlight and they don’t look as if they have aged any further since last post but I’m no expert on this but I did try to smell them to see if they smelled rotten and they don’t so are they still alive? This is just crazy....
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    Broody hen question

    I have candled them and they have encompassed the entire egg except the small sack at the bottom like normal which hatching but they have been that way for about a week now. I tried to put food up close to her nest but she will not eat it. I have food and water in the coop with her now. I...
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    Broody hen question

    I have a Leghorn that is first time broody and she is sitting on 2 eggs. I am not sure how long the eggs have been under her, she took over some eggs from one of my broody Cochins and I never thought they were going to hatch because I had marked them and told my husband not to gather them but...
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    Banty roosters

    He would not back down. I put the hen in the coop.
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    Banty roosters

    They were hatched in with the leghorns. I bought the leghorns but my grandkids had the eggs they wanted me to hatch out so they have been together since august. But, I did just get rid of the Rhode Island Red rooster last week so maybe these are trying to find their place. The leghorn had him...
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    Banty roosters

    I inherited 2 banty roosters and this is my first experience with them and today one of my Leghorn hens was fighting with one of the roosters to the point I thought she was going to kill him but he kept going at her and I tried to intervene to keep her from killing him but when I saw that he was...
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    Roos

    Your setup sounds like what my husband and I worked on today for the Roos. Going to put them in their new abodes tomorrow night after they have gone to roost because I can’t catch them. If they act a fool I will fix it to where they can’t see the hens. I know my hens are ready to be rid of...
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    Roos

    Well I am one of those people that can’t eat the chickens. I know, I know but that’s just me. I have an area and 2 extra small coops that I can separate them and house them separate across the yard from each other to prevent fighting but my concern was will it affect the hens if they can see...
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    Roos

    I am removing my two roosters from my flock. They have been with them since chicks. They are now fighting each other for dominance and disrupting my hens. I have 35 hens and the Roos are RIR. I am making two different areas for the two Roos so they can see the hens but not get to them...
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    My rooster

    Yes they are fertile. That is how I figured he was going to be a real rooster so to speak. I was cracking a egg open and noticed it being fertile. I guess he may just will be silent.
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    My rooster

    There are other chickens down the road from us but I never hear a rooster but there could be one. I just think he has no voice box or something. He sticks with just the five chicks that were hatched that month that I put together in a “holding coop” next to main coop until they were big enough...
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    My rooster

    He is not my first rooster. I had 5 at one time and they drove me and my hens crazy. They were constantly crowing and fighting and mounting the hens but I ended up finding homes for them but this one is a hatchling of one of them. My very first rooster I ever had I got from a hatchery with...
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