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    Oregon

    Heat lamps for chick brooders and plant growing needs will still be available. It is the normal incandescent bulbs for household use that are no longer being manufactured.
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    Oregon

    I am seeing RED ear lobes and white feathers covering the ear hole.
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Hey there CL , it hasn't been this cold at this time of year since 1972, the year I was born
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    Silkie breeding, genetics & showing

    I know this was a couple of weeks ago, just catching up, but I had a hen abandon an egg that had pipped externally and had been off nest for a couple of hours(this was 4 weeks ago). I grabbed the egg thinking it was a quitter, heard a peep from inside. So real quick took it over to another...
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    The Natural Chicken Keeping thread - OTs welcome!

    I use this netting on my layers run. It is 24x35. I do have to go out every couple of days an shake the leaves off, but the hawks have not figured out how to get in.
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Wow, you're sleeping in. I feed mine between 3-5am during the work week. I do FF, so they get fresh feed daily
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    This is about as fast as this thread moves now, since most of us are in a different format since the thread was closed
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    Oregon

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    The Natural Chicken Keeping thread - OTs welcome!

    I am doing it on bantams and LF. I am doing it at one month so it doesn't hurt the bantams since they are so small, plus the part I am looking for is a little more pronounced. I have been using a B Sal Fav for my baseline on male parts. Knew he was a boy at 3 weeks from feather color sexing...
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    The Natural Chicken Keeping thread - OTs welcome!

    At 6 weeks it will be difficult to sex accurately. Do you have other Silkie hatched at the same time? how does it compare size wise. My boys are usually bigger than the girls at 6 weeks, but not always. Right now I have a brood of 4 with a momma, looks like one cockerel and three pullets on size...
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