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    Hamburg thread!

    Anyone in Washington, Oregon, or NW California have black or silver spangled Hamburg for sale?
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Anyone have black or silver spangled Hamburg for sale?
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    Need basic info on ducks, gardening

    I'm interested in setting up an agricultural ecosystem using ducks to control slugs and whatnot in my veggie garden on the south coast of Oregon. I need info on how to keep ducks, how to breed and incubate, how to keep them from eating the veggies, how to protect them from predators, etc. And...
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    Show Off Your Games!

    Hey there, folks! Anyone in Washington or Oregon willing to sell me a small game rooster to protect my free-range hens? I am willing to pay up to $20 and will be able to pick up sometime in the next few weeks. Please PM me if you can help, but only if you do NOT breed for actual cockfighting...
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Hey there, folks. I'm in need of a small game rooster to protect my free-range hens. I'm willing to pay up to $20. Please message me if you can help, but ONLY if you do not breed them for actual cockfighting! Thanks!
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    Book on making your own feed?

    Can anyone with substantial experience making their own chicken feed recommend a good book on the topic? Thank you!
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    Chronically pale/shriveled comb + weight loss

    I have 10 hens, only one Ancona. She used to have the biggest, reddest comb out of my whole flock, including my Leghorns. Here is the timeline of what's happened. 1) I switched to a nipple waterer about a moth ago. Right away, I saw all ten hens drinking from it. 2) Not long after, I noticed...
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    How many eggs should I be getting?

    Almost six months. One day I did get seven eggs, so I think they're all laying.
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    How many eggs should I be getting?

    I have 7 laying hens almost 6 months old - 4 brown Leghorn, 1 EE, 1 Ancona, and 1 Blue Hamburg. I free range them all day every day, and I'm only averaging 2-3 eggs a day in my nest boxes. Is that normal for this time of year, or are they laying off in the brush where I can't find the eggs? One...
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    OK to eat roo with injured leg?

    Sadly, I have to put down my rooster because he attacked my landlady's small, elderly dog this morning. He started limping a couple weeks ago, probably from one of our older, larger hens who's not too keen on his overtures. It has improved a lot, barely noticeable limp at this point, and I...
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Free silver-spangled Hamburg rooster. Will deliver anywhere within 25 miles of Stanwood. He is about five months old. I must be honest about two things. One, he started limping a couple weeks ago, probably from one of our older, larger hens who wasn't too keen on his overtures, but he is barely...
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    Hamburg thread!

    Oh, but morning is when they are the most active and anxious to be free, also when they do their best foraging! I find that most chickens don't lay until early afternoon anyway. I've already got the fake eggs thing going.
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    Hamburg thread!

    Anyone had any luck getting their SSH hens to lay in nest boxes even while free ranging? Please share your methods!
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    Celebrating the Silver Spangled Hamburg

    Anyone have any luck getting their SSH hens to lay in nest boxes even when they're free ranging? Please share your methods!
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