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  1. Aleelupton

    Automatic Chicken Door suggestions

    Hello! I am looking for recommendations on the best automatic chicken door. I have a 10×12 shed/coop with 25 chickens. We have a large run attatched to the coop that the chickens have full access to. Our run is predator proofed and we have had no issues thus far. However, with cold weather here...
  2. Aleelupton

    Aggressive Rooster - Best Rooster Breed

    I currently have a 14 month old Olive Egger rooster (Blue Ameraucana × Black Copper Marans) that is extremely aggressive towards humans. He is great with the hens and is very attentive and always alerts them to food, predators, and when it's time for bed. However, we recently had 2 intruders and...
  3. Aleelupton

    Tiny Broody Coop

    Does anyone know where I can buy or order this or another TINY broody coop? I feel like I have scoured the internet and can't find anything like this.
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    Olive Egger Roo and colorful egg mix + Seramas

    I have an over abundance of fertile hatching eggs every week and end up giving them to family and friends to eat. I have fertile hatching eggs from and Olive Egger Roo and the following breeds: Easter Egger Blue Ameraucana Barred Plymouth Rock Lavender Orpington Welsummer Speckled Sussex Silver...
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    Welsummer hen × Olive Egger Roo

    I wasn't sure where to post this thread, but has anyone ever made this cross? What was the outcome of the egg color produced? I have a welsummer hen and a Olive egger roo that is a 1st generation cross between a Blue Ameraucana and a Black Copper Marans. I was hoping to hatch some of my...
  6. Aleelupton

    Welsummer hen × Olive Egger Roo

    I wasn't sure where to post this thread, but has anyone ever made this cross? What was the outcome of the egg color produced? I have a welsummer hen and a Olive egger roo that is a 1st generation cross between a Blue Ameraucana and a Black Copper Marans. I was hoping to hatch some of my...
  7. Aleelupton

    Broken toe, bumblefoot, got, infection?

    My welsummer Tilly has had a broken toe since they day she hatched. She was one of my first hens so I didn't know I could fix it at the time. She is almost 11 months old. She had never had any issues with this toe and walks/roosts like all the other chickens. I noticed her limping yesterday and...
  8. Aleelupton

    Agression or Something Worse

    Two days ago I noticed black all over my 3 Serama roosters faces. I thought it was mud as it had just rained and they had been scratching around all day. Today upon closer inspection it is not mud and one rooster can't open one of his eyes very well. Other than their injuries they seem to be...
  9. Aleelupton

    Colorful Egg Basket

    What are some of your favorite layers for a colorful egg basket? I love my Welsummers, Easter Egger, Blue Ameraucana, and Blue Splash Marans! Just picked up some day old chicks and will be adding an Olive Egger and Black Copper Marans!
  10. Aleelupton

    Secret Serama Nest

    My husband and I just returned home from a week long trip to Guatemala to find that two of our Serama hens had gone missing. We searched and searched and finally found that they had a secret nest under our "coop" inside their coop (big 10×12 shed) which had 20 eggs in it. I candled all the eggs...
  11. Aleelupton

    Coop Fire - New shed - extremely cold - seramas

    Title says it all. We have 10 standard chickens and 6 Class A&B Seramas in a mixed flock. We live in northeastern Ohio and have cold winters. We are first time chicken keepers and are trying our best to do things correctly with researching on the internet. In our coop we had a heat lamp and heat...
  12. Aleelupton

    Pros and Cons of Free Ranging

    With lots of snow and rain the last few weeks I've been feeling like a terrible chicken mom. Their run has become a giant muddy disaster. Theres no grass left and no where for them to dust bath or scratch around. They live in muck with the only dry place being inside the coop.Recently we moved...
  13. Aleelupton

    14 week old Olive Egger pullet or cockerel

    I purchased 11 sexed female chicks from Meyer Hatchery in June. All seem to be pullets but I'm questioning my Olive Egger, Pepper. She has pullet features, no wattle development, same size legs as the others, no aggression, no Male saddle feathers, no signs of crowing, same feathering as the...
  14. Aleelupton

    Serama chicken feeds

    What feeds do you feed your serama chickens? Currently mine are 5 weeks old and are sharing scratch and peck chick starter, chick starter grit, and herbs with my other standard and bantam chicks. My older chicks will be starting on grower feed in a week. I feel like the pieces will be too big...
  15. Aleelupton

    Hawk attack - Bloody combs

    Today my husband started yelling as he was in the bathroom that a hawk was trying to get our chickens while they were in their chicken run. I ran out with a broom and chased it off and we have put a tarp over our coop. We are going to get a plastic owl to "guard" our coop and get some thicker...
  16. Aleelupton

    First flock

    I'm new to keeping chickens and this summer I got my first chicks. Our standard chicks are 6 weeks old and our Serama chicks are 4 weeks and 5 days old. There are a few chicks that I'm questioning their gender. I will update this thread with pictures as they grow. Here are the chicks in...
  17. Aleelupton

    Serama Coop

    Show me your tiny serama coops! I need some inspiration!
  18. Aleelupton

    To splint or not to splint

    My Speckled Sussex chick has had a crooked toe since the day she hatched. I noticed it, but didn't think much of it at first. She just turned three weeks old and it's very noticeable now. She doesn't seem to mind it and she has been roosting in the brooder okay. Should I try and splint it with a...
  19. Aleelupton

    Black Blue Laced Red Wyandotte

    I ordered a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte from Meyer Hatchery along with other chicks. My chick looks more black so I'm thinking it will be of the black variation. I googled pictures of what this chick may look like, but didn't find a whole lot. Do you guys have some pictures of what the black...
  20. Aleelupton

    Trumbull County Ohio

    Hi all! Are there any chicken keepers in this part of NE Ohio? I live in Warren. Our laws are extremely vague on the allowance of chickens within city limits. Neighboring counties allow them, but there seems to be no definite answer for Trumbull county.
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