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  1. Chickadee337

    Hen back wound from dog

    When I got my very first little flock. One of my hens flew over into the dog area and got tore up pretty bad. She had a whole flap of skin nearly torn off her back along with multiple puncture wounds. Being new to chickens at that time and didn’t have the heart to cull her. On pure impulse I...
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    Chicks Hatching

    Absolutely! This was the easiest it’s ever been! If we hatch anymore along the way, we’ll be doing it like this. Pretty impressed with my roo today! He is such a turd to his humans but is definitely taking on the daddy role quite nicely. The two hens got into it again after one pecked a chick...
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    Chicks Hatching

    I have been debating on when I should let the chicks and momma out with the other two. Well, today is the day. So I did it. I think this has been such an easy transition due to the fact they have been able to see each other since the chicks were about 5 days old. That’s when I put them outside...
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    Hen or Roo

    Very interesting! Thank you...I was really hoping #3 would be a female since it is the friendliest so far!
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    Hen or Roo

    I have 3 chicks that are 4 weeks old. The breed is a cross with a dominique roo and red sex link hen. Can anyone tell male or female yet or will I have to wait??? I can probably get better pics if needed. These are just the ones I took to show them off... :)
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    Chicks Hatching

    Here are the babies!! Numbered from hatched first to last. #1 Does not like to be handled at all! He runs like crazy when I come up and waits til I close the door to come for food... #2 Isn’t quite sure yet. It will come up but if I reach for it it will run. #3 is the friendliest. He comes...
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    Chicks Hatching

    You all my have guessed, since there’s been no update, the rest off the eggs didn’t make it. The morning after the first pip, it’s little beak was in the same spot it was the night before, no more chirping. Pretty sure humidity was the cause and they shrink wrapped inside the egg. The three that...
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    Chicks Hatching

    Thanks! I found a YouTube video of baby chicks chirping to try and help!:D
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    Chicks Hatching

    Update: #5 didn’t make it. Not sure what happened. I think it got too hot while I was trying to figure out exactly what distance to keep them from the heat. So, I discarded that one and another that had no movement. I’ve got two left. One pipped today! Just heard chirping in the garage. Lol! The...
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    Chicks Hatching

    Thank you! He’s quite the entertainment. We’ve only had him about 2 months now. He doesn’t like anyone most of the time, except me. He will attack your arm if you’re wearing sleeves. And he literally freaks out if you try to pet his back. But goes into like a trans if you pet his chest. And when...
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    Chicks Hatching

    Okay guys, not much of an update on the unlatched eggs. Other than they’re still going. I MacGyverd an incubator that may or may not work. I know it’s staying warm and humid. :hmm...Mom left eggs and kept flying outta the box. I could tell she wanted to take her babies. So, I put mom and chicks...
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    Chicks Hatching

    I’m so egg-cited :jumpy
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    Chicks Hatching

    I saw movement today!!! #5 is still moving! So all 4 remaining eggs are still viable! It’s all up to momma now. Keeping fingers crossed she’ll be able to hatchout the rest.:wee
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    Chicks Hatching

    Going to check #5 this morning. Very, very carefully...Wish me luck! :fl
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    Chicks Hatching

    See, I thought I read that somewhere but wasn’t sure. And when I candled them the other day I, hesitantly, sniffed one and my son looked at me like I was crazy. Lol! None of them have any type of odor. So I’m good this far.
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    Chicks Hatching

    Still going...❤️
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    Chicks Hatching

    Of course! They’re are all doing very well. Eating drinking and driving their momma crazy. Momma gets up, walks around for a sec and goes back to the eggs.
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    Chicks Hatching

    Thanks for all the positive messages. No new chicks today. I’ve never experienced a rotten egg. If one is bad will it be noticeable before it’s tooo late? The only one I’m concerned with at this point is #5. The last of the first eggs she started with. Egg is full, so all you can see is the air...
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    Chicks Hatching

    Never mind, I found it.
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    Chicks Hatching

    How do I find my state thread?
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