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  1. Rick M

    Think one hen has bumble foot

    I have a hen that is a little over a year and a half old that has a spot between her toes. It has gotten bigger after I thought she may have stepped on a thorn. It's about 2 weeks and now I can see it's getting worse. I've looked up bumble feet on the forums and pictures and just want to make...
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    First egg from Easter egger

    Been waiting for different color eggs for several months now. We've had barred rock and red sex links for over a year now. This spring I order some white leghorns pullets, some welsummer pullets got 2 hems and a freebie cockerel in the mix, some easter eggers. The welsummers and leghorns have...
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    Welsummer pullet or roo?

    I purchased some new day old chicks from Cackle back in April and I'm wondering if I have been given a cockerel. I ordered besides some other chicks 2 welsummer pullets but recieved 3. One has a big comb and wattle while the other two has hardly nothing showing. Here is two together facing...
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    First snow falling

    We are in south western Missouri and just wondering if others who receive snow fall, have issues with their birds not wanting to be out in the snow. It is only an inch or so on the ground but the ladies dont wantt o go out in it much at all. This is our first full year with chickens. They are...
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    Chickens and fleas?

    I'm wondering if chickens get fleas? Everytime I walk into the coup it seems like I come out with a ton of fleas around my ankles. The previous property owner had a couple dogs and I dont think they ever give them flea treatments because I also get fleas on my legs around the yard. Just...
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    To roo or not

    I have 4 hens and 6 pullers that are right at laying age as of now. Will be picking up at least 6 more around February when cackle has what I'm looking for. My ladies free range on our small farm all day, should I get a roo or no? We've recently lost our first hen to a hawk and was wondering if...
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    Our first loss

    Went outside earlier to check on the chickens who free range and only found 4 of our barred rock hens and the 6 red sex links. I figured the missing 5th barred rock was u der neighbors tree dusting as they are always up the hill dusting under a couple trees. Aboit an hour or so later our...
  8. Rick M

    New to raising chickens

    Hi all, I’m Rick from south western Missouri. Our family purchased 5 barred rock pullits back in early February and they are just starting to lay (little eggs so far). We bought 6 red sex link pullits in the middle of February and they are about feathered out now. We have one barred rock who is...
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