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    How Many Eggs Did You Get Today?

    None today, none yesterday. Unexpected bitter cold and everybody was still recovering from molt. Not a good time.
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    Derperella, the (weird) Faverolles, & Friends

    I was inspired by Derp to get my own Favs some time ago, Bantams as all our chickens are Bantams, and found some from a breeder in Wisconsin. We nearly lost one of the boys right away when my son's dog got a hold of him at 3 days old. He felt limp and nearly lifeless, but I gave him...
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    April Hatch Thread--Come Join Us!

    I put five various eggs under my persistently broody splash silkie and two hatched so far, one Sultan and one silkie. Still have a few to go. This was our first broody hatch so it's exciting!
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    April Hatch Thread--Come Join Us!

    I have five eggs under a broody silkie, a Sultan egg, couple of Silkies, and Silkie/Polish mix. Poor Marshmallow has been broody half her life & has never gotten to hatch anything so this is a first for both of us.
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    Confused about rooster spurs/trimming

    Thanks, I'll try trimming them a bit. I wouldn't want to do anything to hurt him, and have no idea how long the quicks are, so guess I'll try a little at a time. Thanks for the flour idea. I'm mainly kind of worried about him getting them caught on something now that they are like complete...
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    Confused about rooster spurs/trimming

    I have a little rooster (Cochin frizzle) that, even though he is nearly 2 yrs old, never really grew and never learned to "perch" with his feet. He has always slept in a nesting box and we give him solid blocks to get up on in his run so he can be "large and in charge" because he can't get on...
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    sigh...giving up.

    Seems no matter what the situation, there is always something waiting to eat our birds! We live in the middle of a farm and while we usually have no problems with large ground predators due to the lack of cover, we have hawks that come and sit right on our pens and scream like a banshee (a...
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    injured chick

    Thanks - he seems to be improving quickly and can take a few steps on his own now and is no longer flopping back and forth and trying to hold himself up with his wings, so I am very hopeful. What an improvement from last night when he was on his side flopping around. He is a resilient little guy.
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    Derperella, the (weird) Faverolles, & Friends

    I got my first bantam Favorelle chicks last week, and if he lives, one of them might be "special". He got injured last night by my son's dog. He is getting a lot of special attention right now and doesn't seem to have any external injuries, but cannot stand on his own, although he is stronger...
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    Frizzle Hen Slowly and Mysteriously Losing Feathers, NOT MOLTING

    My frizzle Cochin roo, Freddy, is king of his coop but smaller than all of his hens. They are all Bantams, but he just never grew much and all his girls are a lot bigger than he is, but he doesn't care. He can't get up on any of the roosts with his tiny useless frizzle wings, but discovered...
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    injured chick

    I have some bantam chicks just about 10-12 days old and my son's dog (Eskimo) got into the laundry room last night and knocked one of them around a bit. (This dog is making me nuts - son moved back home, brought dog) I don't see any injuries, both legs and wings move and do not look broken...
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    Frizzle Hen Slowly and Mysteriously Losing Feathers, NOT MOLTING

    My frizzles do the same thing. My poor little roo looked gorgeous all winter and now he is back to looking like Frankenfrizzle again. I give them game bird feed mixed with their regular feed, they seem to need a little extra to get those frizzle feathers back.
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    Derperella, the (weird) Faverolles, & Friends

    So excited, i am getting my own "little Derps" this week - seven bantam Salmon Favorelles left their home in Wisconsin today and are on their way to my home in KY. Of course, now I will worry about them til they get here. At least the weather is good and not too hot. deb g
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    Cocci

    We recently had a bout of cocci in the flock that may have actually been a biosecurity issue unwittingly brought by a visitor. Anyway, we treated with amprolium, all survived and everyone seems to be fine now and egg production is picking up. My question is, how long after we discontinued the...
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    newbies in KY

    from Henderson County, KY
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