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  1. Laurel09

    Rocks in the run

    I don't think leaving the rocks is problem, this will give your run a more natural look and your chickens might love it.Just make sure you at least have a place for dust baths with no rocks
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    Hatching : Hen to rooster ratio

    I always thought it was the norm to get hens and roosters to be rare until i joined BYC. I searched on the internet on how to get a rooster from your hatch and i was actually surprised to find out that no one likes roosters and everyone was looking for a way to get more hens not rooster.
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    Hatching : Hen to rooster ratio

    Hell everyone i have read on many articles on the hen to rooster ratio you get after hatching and everyone seems to say its almost 50/50 and likely to be more males than females. But........ITS JUST NOT THE SAME HERE I live in Zimbabwe and here it seems like hatching a rooster is the hardest...
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    Hen to Rooster hatching ratio

    I know this is an old post, but maybe i can add my experience i live in zimbabwe and here it seems like hatching a rooster is the hardest thing. Not only to me but to almost all chicken keepers i know, the probability of getting a rooster out a hatch of 10 chicks is close to zero. Roosters here...
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    Newcastle Disease : How long does it last in your coop

    The chicken was actually a new member that i wanted to introduce to the flock, and it died while it was still under quarantine. My main flock of 1 rooster and 5 hens is still in perfect health
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    Newcastle Disease : How long does it last in your coop

    Thanks a lot, I'm from Zimbabwe. I will use bleach.I read on several sites that the virus lasts for about 7 days outside the host in summer and i think its 2 months now since i last used the coop and we are currently in summer right now.I will clean the coop one more time then spray the bleach...
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    Newcastle Disease : How long does it last in your coop

    I read several articles online based on conducted research and lab experiments and they all seemed to say the same thing. [1] The virus is relatively stable outside of a host and in the environment, thus making fomite transmission a possibility. Infectious virus has been found to survive 7...
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    Newcastle Disease : How long does it last in your coop

    Sorry to bother but the situation to where i am is much worse than what you imagine Actually i'm in Africa. And the authorities here in the region where i live don't even care about backyard flocks or anything, they are not as civilized like in countries where most of you guys live.Reporting...
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    Newcastle Disease : How long does it last in your coop

    Actually i'm in Africa. And the authorities here in the region where i live don't even care about backyard flocks or anything, they are not as civilized like in countries where most of you guys live.Reporting won't help and for sure. I know there is no way they will test any chicken for...
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    Newcastle Disease : How long does it last in your coop

    Actually i'm in Africa. And the authorities here in the region where i live don't even care about backyard flocks or anything, they are not as civilized like in countries where most of you guys live.Reporting won't help and for sure. I know there is no way they will test any chicken for...
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    Infertile Rooster Issues, Please help.

    light sussex breed and i feed all my chickens a mixture of cracked corn and pearl millet/bulrush millet and sunflower seeds mostly. And yes the rooster is mounting then hens
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    Infertile Rooster Issues, Please help.

    light sussex breed and i feed all my chickens a mixture of cracked corn and pearl millet/bulrush millet and sunflower seeds mostly
  13. Laurel09

    Infertile Rooster Issues, Please help.

    light sussex breed and i feed all my chickens a mixture of cracked corn and pearl millet/bulrush millet and sunflower seeds mostly
  14. Laurel09

    Infertile Rooster Issues, Please help.

    light sussex breed and i feed all my chickens a mixture of cracked corn and pearl millet/bulrush millet and sunflower seeds mostly
  15. Laurel09

    Hen wont start to sit on eggs?

    It all depends on the hormonal changes within her, if your hen is still young most likely she won't go broody but its good to give it a try with golf ball or fake eggs like he has said...And also a little more patience. Good luck
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    Newcastle Disease : How long does it last in your coop

    hello everyone, I had a hen which i got from my i got from my grand parents.They have a large flock and i asked them if they could give one light sussex hen since i didn't that breed in my flock.They agreed give me one. We agreed that they would give the hen to a friend who was coming to where...
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    Infertile Rooster Issues, Please help.

    Hello everyone. I started keeping backyard chicken about 6 months ago.I started with already grown chickens 1 rooster and 5 hens.Since the chickens were already a breeding age, three of my hens started laying after in the first 2 months. My rooster seemed to be doing a good job until my first...
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    Could it be bird flue

    I'm sure there is a lot of ventilation but i will try opening a little more vents
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    Is it possible she might be broody!

    Yes I have a rooster and if she spends the day in the nest tomorrow I will move her to a quiter place and replace the eggs at night because the other 8 are almost 3 weeks old now. Thank you
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    Is it possible she might be broody!

    Thanks a lot , I'm beginning to see that I haven't been considering a lot of things. I think I'm going to take the new lady out right away.
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