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  1. Wil781

    Hens look horrible.....

    Four weeks ago I removed my rooster from my hens, he is caged separately, I removed him because my hens were loosing there feathers to what I thought was aggressive breeding. This was 4 weeks ago: They are worse now with no rooster, I think I have a mean hen. These are the same girls today...
  2. Wil781

    Still molting or what.

    I have four hens, the oldest two are about 18 months old and are missing a few spots of feathers on their backs but my two youngest hens look horrible, their backs are almost bare. This started back in September, they were looking better and then this morning I went to the coop and a ton of...
  3. Wil781

    Is it molting or aggressive rooster?

    Hello everyone, I have a question about my hens. Two of my girls are 18 months old and the other two are a year old and they are really starting to look shabby. The rooster has always been with my girls he is a Rhode Island Red and my girls are Golden Comets. So my question is if the sudden...
  4. Wil781

    Fermented Feed

    Hello, it has been awhile since I have been on been very busy spring. I have a question about my hens and their love for fermented feed. I give them a bowl every morning, I will add little treats such as oats, or raisins or other fruits my question is all of a sudden since it has gotten hotter...
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    Long blades of grass and my hens.....

    My grandkids have been pulling grass and feeding it to my hens, is this going to cause any problems? They have access to grit but just worried about clogging my girls crop.
  6. Wil781

    Strange looking egg

    One of my Golden Comets has started laying a weird looking egg. First of all she is 7 1/2 months old and has been laying beautiful brown eggs. I have two GC the same age and have noticed that gradually one egg has been gradually getting lighter. This morning one egg looks to be splattered with...
  7. Wil781

    Adding to the flock

    I have two Golden Comet pullets that are 7 months old and I want to add a RIR Rooster that is 6 months old and two 7 week old Golden Comets. How hard is it to intergrate the new birds without stressing out either. I have heard that I can just place the Rooster with my girls with no problems...
  8. Wil781

    Is feeding fodder or sprouts considered snacks?

    My girls can't free range because of neighborhood dogs so I grow fodder and sprouts for my hens, I want them to have the greens that they miss out on. Occassionally I will give scratch, cabbage on a string or frozen ears of corn on a string, but only occassionally. I also feed fermented...
  9. Wil781

    How to treat.....

    I have a 6 month Golden Comet pullet who has been off her feed for 2 days. She is a little mopey still out most of the time with sisters but to herself. I thought maybe she was egg bound due to drop in eggs so I checked her for a stuck egg, no egg stuck. I put a board down over the poop board...
  10. Wil781

    Hen very vocal.....

    Tonight I went down to put my girls up and one of my girls was talking it up, she had her wings slightly held out. I'm a little concerned because it was almost dark and she wasn't letting me check her over she wanted to get in the coop on her roost. Her crop was full, she wasn't walking funny...
  11. Wil781

    Free Bantams...

    40 Bantams need homes. 2 year old and under in Central Alabama. Pure bred pairs. Old English Gray, Red Pyle Old English, B.B. Red Old English, Black Tailed Jap and Speckled Sussex.
  12. Wil781

    Deep Litter and cleaning......

    This is my coop and pen for 3 hens that we assembled from an 8x12 shed, the smaller section is just a 4x8 dirt area that they dust bath in all covered in HC. Any way the covered shed area has pine straw and dried leaves, how often should this be cleaned? It has only been in use since June and...
  13. Wil781

    Lost my first hen...

    When I first decided to raise chickens I knew that at some point there would be loss, I just didn't realize it would be so soon. My 5 month Golden Comet started not feeling good Friday, she was just laying by the waterer so I picked her up and her crop was large and very squishy and she spit...
  14. Wil781

    Hen has sour crop I think......

    This morning when I let my hens out they all went about their normal morning routines, they all headed for their feed (fermented). I assume they all ate but may not have, any way I came back out around 2 this afternoon and I had a hen laying down by the waterer. This is not normal ever, they...
  15. Wil781

    Hen laying from roost....

    All 4 of my hems have been laying in the nesting box an now all of a sudden one has started laying from the roost. :he Why? How do I stop this? Yesterday's egg was laying in the PDZ on poop board, this mornings egg had hit lip on the poop board and broke. If anyone has any ideas please let me...
  16. Wil781

    Flock Raiser dated July 8th

    How long is chicken feed good for? I bought a large bag of Flock Raiser dated July 8th and I ferment their food so getting a little worried if this bag will be eaten before I have to throw it away.
  17. Wil781

    My girls are laying!!!

    My first 4 eggs, so exciting!
  18. Wil781

    Unbalanced rooster!!

    I have a Bantam Rooster that is 9 months old, he has been acting strange for the last week. I was on vacation for 2 weeks and my daughter was taking care of my chickens. After taking care of them for a week and chickens acting normally she called to tell me my rooster was just sitting and would...
  19. Wil781

    Can my rooster be missing me?

    Hello everyone, I am on vacation been gone from home 1 week with another week to go, and my daughter called me to tell me my Bantam rooster is acting strange. He is sitting in one corner of the run, she said he is still crowing and she saw him eating and drinking but yesterday is when she...
  20. Wil781

    Free week old Turkey chicks in Central Alabama.....

    I have 5 Turkey chicks that I hatched for a friend who now has developed some health issues that will prevent him from being able to take these babies. I have no idea what kind these are but can post pic if interested. These cuties all hatched out June 19th.
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