Two big huskies got in our yard and attacked our chickens, killing two and injuring one. The injured one (a Speckled Sussex) has at least 3 puncture wounds on her breast. They are not actively bleeding, and she is calmly sitting on a paper towel on our couch while my daughter gets ready to...
My husband found this egg in the nesting box today:
I do not have gigantic hands - that egg is barely an inch at the longest dimension. I have the following chickens:
3 White Rocks
1 Blue Copper Maran
2 Speckled Sussex
1 Egyptian Fayoumi
1 Barred Rock
1 Buff Brahma
1 Cuckoo Maran
I'm pretty sure I've figured out the rest of my chickens, but this one has me stumped. Who can tell me the breed? It is 15 weeks old today, and I'm pretty sure it's a hen - could be wrong on the gender, though.
First a little back story: I live on the edge of an urban area, within a couple blocks of rural country. We have a couple ducks that have roamed our neighborhood for at least the last few years. One mallard drake, and at least one hen. Occasionally ducklings have appeared. Our lot is 3/4 acre...
My daughter took this picture of my chickies all snug in their new coop, and sleeping on the high roost. I was worried they wouldn't be able to get up there - it's 4 feet up. So the first night I put their old roost in there - it's only a couple feet up. They've been sleeping in there since...
I got an assortment of chicks, and they are now about 2 1/2 weeks old. I got some pictures of them, and I'd like some help identifying them, if it isn't too early. I'll put the pictures in separate messages, to help with loading.
I have a few more things still on the way, but I'm getting there. I should have it ready by the time the chicks are ready to go outside. This is my plan right now:
The entire thing will be covered in 1/2" hardware cloth, with skirts all around to protect from digging. The actual coop part...
I'm sad. Noticed this morning another of our 1.5week old chicks was listless. Picked it up, noticed pasty butt. Cleaned her up, and gently massaged around the vent in case she was constipated. Some white liquidy stuff came out. Where I had pressed on her tummy, it stayed indented for a couple...
I'm working on the design for my coop. My needs are:
Wheelchair access for egg gathering & food/water replenishing
Minimal cleaning necessary
Large enough for 15+ chickens
Light enough to be moved around using my power wheelchair, or my husband, or some other able adult.
I hope someone can help me! This is one of my week-old chicks. Pretty sure she's an Egyptian Fayoumi. She's been doing fine, but this morning was just laying there. Picked her up, and her head is floppy. Eyes are closed, and she seems to be sleeping, but occasionally opens her beak like she's...
(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
I'm sort of new again? I had chickens (and geese, and ducks, and rabbits) growing up, but it's been a good forty years since I had chickens. My chicks just arrived yesterday.
(2) How many chickens do you have right now? 17