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  1. SurferchickinSB

    Clostridium Perfringens?

    I hope some of you can give me an opinion on my situation. I have seen watery stools for the past couple weeks on the poop board and now I know which chicken is having this white watery diarrhea. I have searched the Internet and I think this is what is going on, but not sure if this may be...
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    Breed and gender guesses?

    I am wondering if anybody has any guesses on the gender and breeds that my two Easter Eggers might be? I am pretty sure that they are half Americauna, but not sure what they are mixed with?
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    Tragedy today

    I had a chicken die today, my little Coco. I don’t know what happened, because I had just given them a couple treats and picked up the run before I was going to go surfing. I was only gone 2 1/2 hours and I rushed into the backyard because it was 5:20 pm and usually I let them free range at...
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    Caponizing your rooster?

    I am just wondering if anybody has any knowledge or experience with a rooster that has been caponized? I really like the appearance of a rooster and have heard that by caponizing them, you take all the bad behaviors and crowing also stops. Is this true? I know most cities do not allow roosters...
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    Mating Rooster ?

    I was just wondering if any of you who breed chickens would know whether it is better to have a purebred rooster that comes from blue egg layers and hens that lay brown eggs if you are trying to create blue and green egg laying chickens, or would it be better to have it the other way around?
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    When chickens stop laying?

    I was just wondering if people could share their personal experiences with me about how old their chickens were when they stopped laying. I have looked on the Internet and it basically says that heritage breed chickens lay productively for between 5 to 7 years. Other articles I have read say...
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    Shrinking cones and wattles?

    I don’t know if anybody else has had this experience on here, but my chickens combs and wattles seem to be shrinking and getting paler in color. There combs used to be so large and red. Should I be worried? My chickens are 6 1/2 to 7 months old and the two that have noticeably smaller combs and...
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    HELP! Egg bound?

    There is something wrong with my chicken this evening, she was sitting by herself with a humped up back, quietly blinking and not eating. I checked her crop and it feels empty. I think she may have an egg stuck. I brought her inside and gave her a tums and then let her go inside the coop. I...
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    Is alfalfa OK for chickens?

    I bought some alfalfa from the feed store today to put in the outdoor area for my chickens. I was told that chickens like to dig around in it and it would alleviate some of their bordom, but after I set it out there I was wondering if it could have mites that would infest my chickens. Does...
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    Rain rain go away!Come back again another day!

    I wake up today to the rain which I love! It was just a sprinkle, so I let my chickens out of their run and they got soaking wet and muddy! I had to give some of them baths and blow drys. They were upset because they had to spend the day in their run and they raised such a commotion about the...
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    HELP!!! Yolk in egg whites coming out of my chickens vent!

    I think I need help from all of you knowledgeable chicken people! My 22 week old GLWyandotte laid her first egg on Labor Day and it was a shell less egg laid from the roost and broken on the poop board. The next egg she laid was four days later and then another one two days after that, both...
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    Chickens and antibiotics

    A few months ago, I had to bring my chicken into the vet for an eye infection and she had me treat her with antibiotics. My vet told me to make sure that I do not eat any eggs from her for two months, she was not laying yet because she was only a few months old, but my vet told me that she had...
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    Silver Grey Dorking screams almost nonstop!

    I don’t know what is wrong with one of my 8 chickens! It screams almost constantly and is very annoying! It mostly does it when it sees me. I work from home and spend a lot of time with my chickens and a lot of time observing their behavior. She was born April 16, 2018, maybe she is just...
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    Labor day and my first egg!

    I was really excited to see my first egg this morning! It was laid off the roost onto the poop board:(. The eggshell was really soft and this is a photo of it. I was just wondering if this is very common for chickens to lay in egg like this? I don’t know which of my eight chickens laid it, but I...
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    My Wyandotte looks sick!

    I don’t know, but it looks like there is something wrong with my Wyandotte. She looks like she has a hump on her back and she seems like she is not as active as she usually is. One of my other chickens looked at her vent area and pecked at her, but I picked her up and looked and it did not look...
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    Screaming Chickens!

    My 8 chickens that are about 19 weeks old have recently started screaming a lot. I work from home, so I spend a lot of time with them and visit them often in their run and coop during the day. I spend about 4 hours a day with them when they free range. I guess it may be my own fault, but now...
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    Please help my BCMarans MiMi!

    Last night I noticed my black copper Marans pullet had a small lump on her head. I thought maybe she got stung by a yellow jacket when she was free ranging, but now I think she has some sort of infection. This morning I washed it because it look like she had a lot of feather shaft shedding...
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    SO SAD!

    I have eight chickens that I got from mail order, all except one that I got from the feed store in the beginning. I am feeling overwhelmed because I like to keep my animals really clean and I feel like it is almost impossible because one neighbor on one side has been feeding wild birds and...
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    Dandruff!

    My chickens seem to have dandruff, lots of skin flaking on their feathers and below the roost on the poop board in the morning. Is this normal?
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    Normal Poop?

    I am just wondering if this poop looks normal? It has been really hot where I live the past few days and some of my chickens are squirting out liquid, but I don’t know if this is normal? Maybe they are just drinking a lot of water, just wondering if it looks healthy or not to some of you...
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