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    Bullied out of the coop

    I had some smaller girls a few years ago this happened to. I went out nightly and put them back in. Some nights multiple times, and ultimately started locking the whole flock in at night. The girls finally all got along and no more issues were had. The only time I have had issues with doing...
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    Broody chicken in dangerous situation

    I just read the break the broody post. The only wire bottom cage I have on hand is a have-a-heart trap. That might coax that fox back in too fast! I will start searching our sheds for something else to use. She is very determined. She hasn't pecked me yet but has definitely given me stern...
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    Do I have to wait till spring?

    I think you won't have to wait for Spring. You probably won't get them as often as you will come spring. With less sun light and the cool, it will probably just be a slow start, and a slow winter laying season.
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    Broody chicken in dangerous situation

    That was the best way I can put my post. I have a chicken that went broody. We do not have a mature rooster, so I removed her little clutch and my fake egg from the box, but she continues to sit. I live in California, so I have a very open area for the chickens. I have their nesting boxes on...
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    Won't go in

    I haven't been on in a while, but thought this would be the best place to answer my question. I got 3 new babies this year (hatched with my 12th grade Humanities class). all three of them won't go inside the coop. One doesn't even live with us, he was adopted by my BIL who needed a new chicken...
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    Refrigerating Eggs???

    depends on how much time I have. I am being somewhat serious. If I have the time to brush off any extra sawdust I will finish and put them away. If I know someone will be coming by for eggs I leave them out, (who knows when they will get them in the fridge either, rather not give them out cold...
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    My chickies first night out.

    We all know that feeling. I can remember going out to check on them more than once their first night out! I have two little ones added to the flock that have been out there now for about 3 weeks and I still sometimes go check on them (they still try to sleep anywhere but the coop)
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    19 weeks old... and I STILL can't tell!!! *pic* *EDIT It's A......*

    I have a pullet that things she is a boy. She had always been a picker of others. And since losing the roo, she has taken over his position for sure! While he was around he could only mount her when she gave permission. I watched her full on fight him over it, and win. pullets can be just...
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    Are my Rhode Island Reds girls???

    I have had one boy RIR and now one girl...yours look like my girl. Yeah for eggs.
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    I found a way to get to see cute fuzzy butts again

    I have volunteered to help neighbors, and one family member get their own chickens going. I get the chicks and then brood them until they are ready to live outside. I get to have cute fuzzy butts around and then don't have to worry about DH saying I have too many.
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    Any first timer want to start with me? Eggs go in 4/1. ;)

    Quote: You may not need that many, but somewhere those little chickens got the idea that you wanted that many.
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    Any first timer want to start with me? Eggs go in 4/1. ;)

    I purposely don't spend much time staring in my incubator because it will only drive me nuts. And I have that whole fear of opening her up and taking one out to listen. I have stuck my ear up against the incubator, but I think I just look stupid doing that. I am sitting and waiting! I check...
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    Any first timer want to start with me? Eggs go in 4/1. ;)

    Still waiting on day 22. Starting think I have a genetic malfunction in my chickens....2nd attempt to hatch, all start to develop...then never hatch. I did have issues early on with this hatch (power outage that messed up the thermostat on day 2 didn't notice thermostat issue til day 4 or 5)...
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    Any first timer want to start with me? Eggs go in 4/1. ;)

    Quote: I'm right there with you! I just checked. And we have all these baby birds around our house so anytime I hope I hear peeps it turns out to be them. ARG! Stinky house sparrows.
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    Any first timer want to start with me? Eggs go in 4/1. ;)

    I am twiddling my thumbs over here! I am 2 hours into day 21 and have yet to see any little signs of fuzzy butt arrivals. AHHH!!! This is my second attempt. Had a brown out on day 2, then my thermostat went on the fritz on day 7. I had two eggs (EE) that I couldn't see anything in when I...
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