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  1. ChickenGirl555

    Rooster Won't Roost In Coop At Night

    My bantam South Blue D'Anver rooster has been sleeping on top of the coop and not roosting at night since I got him this summer, and it wasn't a huge problem since the weather had been nice this summer, but now it's becoming winter and it snows and freezes at night. Last year one of my Polish...
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    What is wrong with her?

    My Easter Egger, Robin, has been showing signs of sickness yesterday and today. She seems slower than usual and just not herself, and when I picked her up to check for mites and lice, she ended up throwing up yellow liquid. I have her inside my house because I’m hoping it’s just heat exhaustion...
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    Will broody give up chicks after weekend?

    I am going to be showing my broody mama that currently has 3 chicks in 2-3 weeks and I’m worried that they’re too young to go from broody-raised to on their own. Mama would be gone for 3-5 days and I’m wondering if her broodiness would be broken by the time she got back, or if the chicks would...
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    (Repost) Mystery Bump On Face

    (Nobody replied to the original post, so this is a repost) My Black Copper Maran, Cocoa, apparently has a large bump on her face that is hard in the center but can be ‘jiggled’ around. It doesn’t seem to be affecting her eye or eyesight. It’s on the left side of her face, and the right side is...
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    Can I bring broody and chicks on grass already?

    My Broody’s 3 chicks hatched sometime either early this morning, like around dawn, or late last night. They were dry when I came out and checked on them. It’s pretty windy and therefore slightly cool out right now and will be that way for most of the day. I’m eager to get the chicks and momma...
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    My first broody lockdown questions

    So today is day 18 of incubation with my broody and her 4 eggs. She’s been nesting in the main “Blue Coop” with her whole flock. Only two other chickens lay or want to lay in her nest. Do I have to worry about these other hens spinning and moving the eggs? Should I do something or let it be? I’m...
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    HELP! BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO THE HEAD, EYE SWOLLEN SHUT

    I accidentally let one of the vertical coop doors slip through my fingers because it was wet from a storm last night, and it landed straight on my poor—FAVORITE, of course—12 week old chick, Repecka. It happened this morning and I was gone for the day after setting her up, but had a family...
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    Weird Poop Color

    I know that different colored poop can mean different things, and my chickens’ poop has been changing consistency and color randomly every day, and I’m just wondering what this color means or what almost entirely water poop means. They are all acting normal and happy, so I’m just wondering if...
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    Broody Stays In Main Coop Or Move To Separate Coop?

    I also posted this in the broody thread but didn't get a response... I have my first broody sitting on 4 eggs and so far she's been inside our "main" coop that we call the "Blue Coop" because of its color. We also have a "Red Coop" where there are currently six, 12-week-old chicks living that...
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    Broody Question

    I have a broody that has been sitting on eggs since Friday, but we have 6 chicks that are partially integrated but still living within a separate coop and smaller run within our giant 20'x30' run. I plan to have my broody hatch and raise her incubating eggs/chicks in that smaller coop (I'll call...
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    Chicks Old Enough to Go Outside?

    Lately, the weather has been cold and unstable. Every night the temperature ranges from anything in the 20s to 30s (Fahrenheit), and during the day it has been between the high 30s to low 60s. It's been raining and sometimes snowing--although it melts by the next day--for weeks now, and it...
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    Age to Start Using Shavings?

    I just hatched a batch of chicks where 2 hatched Wednesday morning and 1 hatched Monday morning (this week). At what age can I use shavings? I’ve raised chicks before but I usually buy them as chicks while this time I incubated.
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    Can I remove hatched chick from incubator

    I’m kind of panicking because 1 out of my 4 eggs in the incubator has hatched, but the incubator isn’t very tall and the chick keeps knocking the eggs everywhere. I’ve heard not to take them out but I don’t see how it could hurt, although I’m asking to make sure there’s not something I’m...
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    Frostbite is getting worse

    A while ago I posted about one of my roosters, HeiHei, having HORRIBLE frostbite on his feet that got to the point where all the frost-bitten scales had fallen off and bled everywhere in the coop and run. Well, it hasn’t been getting any better—in fact it’s now worse. The scales between the toes...
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    Dividers In Incubator (For Hatch)

    I have just remembered that I need some type of divider(s) for my incubator since Lockdown is this Friday. This is my first incubation, but so far the eggs have been growing besides 1 I believe could be infertile. I have 5 eggs in the incubator and I have no clue how much space each egg should...
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    My First Incubation!

    I'm currently on the second week of my first incubation! I forgot to start a thread earlier, and I'll post more pictures once I get home, but I've already seen eyes in 4/5 of my eggs! They're all polish mixes from my own flock since I'm curious to find out what traits and colors and all that...
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    Is it ok to have low humidity sometimes?

    I set 5 eggs in my incubator on Monday at 5:30pm, and I candled then last night, after reading how you should see veins in 2-3 days...but I didn’t see anything. Now I’m worried that they died or never started growing because of humidity. I always watch the humidity when I’m home, but when I’m...
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    Frostbite on toes...will they fall off?

    I noticed this morning that HeiHei (my Polish rooster) had weird colored toes, blue and purple, and now I came home to one of his toes bleeding and blood all over the coop. It’s only him and I rushed him into the house to clean and bandage the wound. Now he’s in the garage in a cage with a...
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    Genes/Traits - What will my chicks look like?

    I just started incubating 5 eggs from my flock of 7 hens and 2 roos. I'm not sure who the father is for any of them, since these eggs are just for fun and science to see what they come out as. HeiHei is one of the roos, a Golden Laced polish. Terry is the other roo, a Buff Laced Polish. They're...
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    "Lockdown" Question (Incubating Chicken Eggs)

    I was just wondering if I was to start incubating at night (sometime later today) would lockdown begin during the 18th day's night (if that makes sense) or would it start that morning? I'm really just wondering when I should change the humidity and temperature. Its my first incubation and I'm...
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