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  1. Arbutus Peregrine

    MITES? Over-preening? Moulting???

    Hi there :) My bantams are 25 weeks old this week and I am noticing feather loss. I noticed it on a few of my D'Uccles first. They really stick together and groom each other a lot...so I thought, maybe it's over-preening. My cockerel was literally "hen-pecked" on his chest about two months ago...
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    Learning about Cockerels!

    It's been a fun chicken journey since I got my chicks in July. I have sixteen bantam pullets and two bantam cockerels who are about 23.5 weeks old now. It's my first time having boys...and they are quite interesting to learn about and watch. I had to find homes for my other boys and...
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    Bird netting

    Do you use bird netting to protect your chickens from hawks? I’d like to cover my entire yard and have been watching some videos. I’ll attach one here: If you can offer advice or share photos of your netting, I’d be really grateful!!
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    Bantam roosters with Standard hens?

    Hi, I'm a crazy person with a rooster-designated coop/run, 8'x16', for eight Bantam cockerels. They are about eleven weeks now and I gotta keep them! I have another coop/run that is more square feet for their pullet cousins and my favorite cockerel. I've had them since they were two days old...
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