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    Can I incubate double yoke eggs?

    Hey everyone just wondering what to do... I have a Coturnix hen that seems to only laying double yoke eggs. I'm just about to start my second quail hatch as I'm just getting started with them and would really like to hatch her eggs to help with the genetic diversity of my flock. Can twins...
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    HELP! Will it hatch?!

    I'm hatching quail eggs for the first time and yesterday I foolishly decided to take an egg out to examine a little and then I dropped it. It held together ok but was seriously cracked all over the side it fell on. It was day 6 for that egg and I wasn't sure what to do so I put it back in...
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    Chicken Hospice- hen with reproductive tumor

    My sweet hen Bottom is a Red Star and is turning 4 years old this fall. She had surgery for an impacted crop back in April and hasn't quite recovered months later. Since then she's kind of gone down hill and so we took her to the vet again who found the probable cause, a golf ball sized tumor...
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    My hen laid a scrambled egg! *photo*

    This morning my hen who has been inside recovering from an illness laid the weirdest thing! It looks like scrambled egg or meat! I know I've seen another post on here that someone was able to identify but now I can't find that post. Anyone wanna take a look and fill me in on what this could...
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    Hen with very watery diarrhea *photo*

    I have a 3 year old hen who has been recovering from crop impaction surgery for a few weeks and very thin as a result. My worry is that although she is getting better and seems healthy she still weighs only 3.5 pounds and has had very watery diarrhea for several days that does not seem to be...
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    Oops forgot to introduce myself!

    Hello from Colorado! I've been hatching and raising chickens, geese, and ducklings, since I was just a chick myself but didn't start my own flock till about 3 years ago. I just have a small backyard flock of egg layers, mostly heritage breeds but am planning to try my hand at raising meat...
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    Pooping water after surgery & starvation

    I have a 2 1/2 year old Red Star (her name is Bottom) that had crop impaction surgery a few weeks ago. The vet wasn't sure she'd pull through or even survive the anesthesia but she did. She was given a course of broad spectrum antibiotics and had to be tube fed a special recovery food and...
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