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  1. drpurl

    Egg bound hen or prolapsed vent? I hope someone is around tonight..(photos)

    I noticed today while watching & feeding my girls that one of them had no fluff in their vent area. This is what I found. while doing a bit of researched and my hubby holding her, she dropped this egg and the 2nd photo is what it looks liked. I felt her belly and doesn't feel hard. She isn't...
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    Odd behavior with a storm, normal?

    I live in WI and the last two days we had very strange weather. We had thundersnow/rain/sleet/snow and when I went to check on the chickens last night two didn't go into the enclosed roost/nesting area. I had to physically put them in. I got my chickens May 1st and this is their first winter. Is...
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    Suggestions for the run?

    I am having a hard time deciding on what to put on the floor of our run. We live in WI along the lakeshore and we do get snow. I am not sure if I should use sand because it will be hard to clean in the winter. Wood chips? We can get free wood chips from our city. Is that safe? Everyone in the...
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    My girls week 1.(pic heavy)

    I got pullets a week ago, they are 7-10 days old. I am playing the guessing game of if it's a Roo or not. If you think I might have a breed wrong or might be a roo, please let me know. Here is Ally she is a White Rock Sandy - Balck Australorp Phoebe - Buff Orpington Scarlett -...
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    How much do they sleep?

    I have never raised chicks before, my girls seem to sleep a lot! They are fine running around and don't seem sick. Its just everytime I go in there they are sleeping. They are about 3-4 days old.
  6. drpurl

    Here are my baby girls!

    All is going well! We had a bit of poop but not crusted over this morning. Their home in a room behind our home office. Ally - White Plymouth Rock Janet - I think she might be the Dominique because she does have a bit of yellow on her head. It's kind of hard to see here. Juno - EE...
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    When to start giving treats?

    When is it ok to start giving the chicks treats? I won't over do it and get some grit to go with it.
  8. drpurl

    When can you tell what breed they are?

    I'm suppose to have 7 different breeds. I am pretty sure I have figured out which one is a white rock, buff orpington & the partridge rock. I am having a hard time with my black australorp, dominique & silverlaced wyandotte. Is there a place where I can figure out what is what?
  9. drpurl

    New & excited!

    I picked my 7 little girls today from the post office. All is doing well & so far so good. This has been a dream in action for the last year.
  10. drpurl

    When to start?

    I live in Wisconsin along the lake and I am thinking the best time to get day old chicken would be in spring and ready to be outside in the summer. Am I on the right track? Are there only certain times of the year to get day old chicks? Thank you!
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