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    hard egg shells

    thanks for the advice... the layer feed I have been using is 16% and last year I fed both 16% layer for the 7 older birds and 22% grower/meat bird while the 5 pullets were growing, they are just over a year old now
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    hard egg shells

    thanks for the help I feed layer pellets with oyster on the side ,the eggs she has been sitting are from another hen that I have and she is a year old and I have only given her 2 eggs to hatch due to the size of their accommodations they free range almost daily and get scratch occasionally some...
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    hard egg shells

    I need some advise I have a broody hen setting and Sunday will be 21 days she set earlier this year and the hatch was unsuccessful and I think it was that the eggshells were so thick the chick could not pip I took the eggs from her at 25 days and opened them to see what had developed and the...
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    Taming a Rooster?

    A lot of good advice here ,I think you try as many suggestions as you have patience for and if one works great if not you do what you have to knowing you tried every thing ...good luck
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    FL predator ID wanted.

    hi sorry for four loss ... I have looked at the pictures of the tracks and they appear to be feline.... canine tracks will have claw mark impression ..cats have retractable claws and they don't show up in tracks , fox, coon, coyote all have claws that will show in the tack
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    Rooster dominance in reproduction

    Hi.. I am trying to decide what to do with my present Orpington and pullets eggs this spring...I have 1- Buff Laced Brahma Rooster my only rooster and 4 BLB hens that are nice girls but terrible layers...since they were my first chickens and they all have names they are permanent members of the...
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    do dark yellow or orange yolks mean they are healthier.

    I just read the entire article and have one thing to add ,IMHO all things considered one of the biggest benefits of free ranging is the exercise the chickens get that helps them metabolize their food intake better thus healthier birds and healthier eggs.The main reason I free range is exercise I...
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    pullets laying daily

    Thanks for you thoughts ...the lady I bought them from put an add on Craigslist and when I picked them up she said the only rooster she had was a BR but she had several breeds and probably other hens put eggs under the broody.I think she may have had other roosters he didn't know about because...
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    pullets laying daily

    Yes, I see lot's of chicken math in your future! :lol: Thanks for your thoughts , At this point they all have names , so they are all family and yes more chicks will probably be in future
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