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  1. dawj

    Alot of feathers missing around butt area

    My buff orphingtons are all great but the SLW's all are missing alot of feathers around butt area down to inbetween their legs. Its down to 20' at night now so I'm worried they just started laying eggs a few weeks ago. I don't know if they are molting or if they are pulling each others...
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    Opening nesting boxes to chickens

    My girls are about 16 weeks how old are they before you can open up nesting boxes for them to get used to without poopin in them?
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    Facial color light pink to bright red

    My girls facial colors seem to change alot from a light pink to bright red what does this mean? Buff Orpingtons and SLW's
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    What does facial color mean (shades of pink and red)

    This is prob the wrong place to post this but I have noticed the girls facial colors seem to change from light pink on some days to a bright red on others. What does this mean are they like us and blush, get red faced mad, hot , cold etc...... Just wondering. Thanks
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    How safe is sweet PDZ

    I have been using sweet PDZ for a few weeks and tonight I read the package and it says flush with water if injested by animals or humans. I spread scratch in my run and use PDZ in the run and coop so i know they have to injest it at some extent right?
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    I Think hardware cloth Wounded one of the girls

    I got home today and found one of my Buff Orpingtons with a triangle cut in her head/neck kinda folded torn skin. I noticed it cuz her head was black on one side (dried blood.) It wasn't bleeding so I examined wound and was able to lift flap and it was clean no bleeding so I applied tripple...
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    I Think hardware cloth Wounded one of the girls *UPDATE ON CHICKEN*

    I got home today and found one of my Buff Orpingtons with a triangle cut in her head/neck kinda folded torn skin. I noticed it cuz her head was black on one side (dried blood.) It wasn't bleeding so I examined wound and was able to lift flap and it was clean no bleeding so I applied tripple...
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    Wounded Hen

    I got home today and found one of my Buff Orpingtons with a triangle cut in her head/neck kinda folded torn skin. I noticed it cuz her head black on one side (dried blood.) It wasn't bleeding so I examined wound and was able to lift flap and it was clean no bleeding so I applied tripple...
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    Grower to Layer Feed

    I bought my chicks and fed them starter....Then as they grew and starter bag ended went onto grower feed. They said feed them this until the bag is gone then buy Layer Feed...........My problem they are almost 12 weeks and I still have a 1/4 bag of grower should i give it away and move on to...
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    15 hours to build coop and 6 hour to build run

    Got out of work this afternoon and worked til done 6 hours later in the dark. Recycled metal roofing (FREE) Rain barrel moved from house to Run Square foot garden used to be where coop and run is now Planted Peas all around Run over hardware cloth skirt [/img]...
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    looking for pics of Coop runs

    Hoping to finish coop in 3 hours today.....then i have to start run next weekend. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=514224&p=1
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    12 hours not enough to build a coop :( Pic Heavy

    Well with all the rain I took today off from both jobs. Gave myself 12 hours to build the coop to have failed . But here are some pictures. I still have to trim pop door, Screen and Cloth window, Ventalation over pop door, above nest and on back side of coop. Secure roost and build roost...
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    free 5 SLW Roo's

    Free 5 SLW roo's Located Central New Hampshire. Will not ship but will meet close to central NH.
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    My Buff orpingtons are like cats.......Normal?

    My buffs are so funny the past few days i open the brooder...dog kennel crate, and they fight to jump on my lap to sit and be petted is this normal? They are so loving and once my wife or i start petting them they just sit there and soak it all up. 5 out of 6 that is. One of them can only sit...
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    What are the chances........5 of 6 being roosters uggh

    Last night i turned on the kitchen light to check on the girls to hear 2 of the SLW's crow or caw or a sound like that I was like ohh great..........BUT then to wake up to turn on the kitchen light to 5 yes FIVE of those bright read headed SLW's crowing!!! I was beginning to wonder if they...
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    Never gonna start the coop with all this rain!!

    I thought is was April showers.......It's may now where are the flowers? Every time i get a day off it rains. I hope mother nature stops the rain soon chicks are getting too big too fast.
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    Happy Mothers day to all

    Just wanted to wish all the Ladies and Hens Happy Mothers day. Not too happy with MOTHER NATURE though......I haven't started coop yet bacause she is too busy making rain. If a dog has 7 days in one of ours (1 year = 7dog years) How old is a hen in a year..since they grow so darn fast...
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    Dug post for run or make run all on top of ground?

    So many nice pictures but whats the most common way to make run?
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    New Chicken Owner Central NH

    6 buff Orpington's and 6 Silver Laced Wyandotte's 12 days old
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    Black Bears

    I have a few black bear that love the neighborhood bird feeders do i have to worry about chickens with deer and bear?
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