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  1. Swastik Choudhari

    Will Fighter Chicken protect the flock?

    Hello... i have a free ranging flock of chickens.. i always get a problem of mink getting chiks from hen...while they free range.. i have two roosters and they both get scared more than my hens.. will adding fighter chickens (game chicken) be good for the flock.? I live in india and indian...
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    Air under chicks skin!! Looks like balloon

    I just took the chick in hand,as i took it.. it felt weird...(it felt like picking a blowed plastic wrap kind of feel) When i looked whole upper skin(transparent one) was blowed and filled with air. I just took a needle and poked it with it...all the air came out then applied a...
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    Home remedies for Fowl Pox?

    So my month old chicks have got fowl pox.. they have huge bumps on their beak and face. They also do eat and drink. I read some threads which suggested that they dont do anything about these pox and they go away by time. But i want to try some home remedy? Or anything that work in helping them...
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    Chicken ate house lizard! Harmful?

    So i was just doing my daily routine . i spotted that my chickens have hunted two lizards. They were running around with it and other chickens running to catch the chicken. Later they caught another lizard. While doing this running thing they just breaked the two lizard in pieces and eveyone ate...
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    What should i do?

    I got a small pullet from my neighbor.!! She is very young. I now kept her in a cage .. My question was i free range ny chickens they have no boundries..! They come back at night. What should i do that this pullet get along with my other chickens and dont go back to the neighbor farm?
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    Winter egg incubation?

    Its winter and my 2 chickens are broody....i gave them eggs to hatch...both of my chickens get off the nest twice...is it any thing to be concerned about? Will the temperature affect the eggs? Temperature = 18°C
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    Who will be the daddy?

    I had this question from a long time...who fertilizes the egg if the cicken mate twice with different partners? So i see this often.. My young rooster mate with my chickens and as thier mating finishes the dominant rooster mount them again! The question arises who fertilizes the eggs the first...
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    What to do if chicken get cold?

    My rooster may has got cold. He is sneezing every 5min and mucous or water like thing coming from his nose..the watery thing all around his beak... His eyes are tired.. He ot cold or whatever it is like a typical human woukd have.... What home remedy can i do for this case?
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    Will it work?

    So had a chicken hatch 2 chicks 4 days back and i havr chickenn who hatched 2 chicks today.. I was thinking of giving the 2nd chicken the chicks of the 1st chicken also...and i know she will happily brood them... My question is will the chicks accept the 2nd mother and will the chicken leave her...
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    Is it a matter of concern?

    My chicken laid and egg today as she regularly does..but today there was a blood on egg..i know a little is ok..but i ma still concerned..!! Thw whole egg is redish...and the pic shows the much darkh red side...
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    Is it okay..?

    So i m setting and broody on eggs...i have this round tub and a soft door mat which i m going to use....is it okay for incubation...??
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    What might be the problem..??

    Its 3rd time today.. I found a broken thin rubbery shell and all egg material just under the perch..i know which chicken had did that...what might be the problem..?? She have eggshell and oystershell whenever she needs..and why does the egg slip off when he is on perch..? I guess the calcium...
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    How long after mating..??

    Today i saw my pullets mating with rooster how log after this will they start laying..??
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    Adding eggs after first day..?

    So i was having this broody hen...i gave her today some eggs...i want to add in some more eggs tomorrow, is it fine to add eggs 2nd day of incubation (within 24 hrs) will it mess the hatch..??
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    Electrolyte for mumma and chicks..??

    So my chicken is sitting on eggs to hatch and had not got up from day 18 today is day 20 i think they will hatch soon..i give my chicken lil feed in bow near her nest and some grains in the bowl...bt as she has not got up she will be little weak...so can i give her some electrolyte water(home...
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    How long after internal pip..??

    So my chicken was siiting on 10 eggs...as i live in india 4 eggs turned to be bad beacause of the heat..now she is sitting on 6...one has huge are sell amd a internal pip can also see the beak when candeled..the other 2 has some small internal pip and other dpnt have internal pip yet...so what...
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    How to get mottled colour..?

    So i just came across a mottled coloured chicken, she was amazing. So i decided to have one...but couldn't get any..my question was that by breeding what colours or traits i will get that triat chicken(any colour)?
  18. Swastik Choudhari

    What will be the outcome?

    So i m getting two chicken, blue hen and white rooster. I m going to breed them and hatch eggs from them..i was thinking what will be the outcome,what possible colours will their chicks be?
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    Sick chicken.??

    Do i have this chick he is sick i dont know what had happened to him he just keep his head down close to body and does keeps opend and closing his mouth like yawning. Any home remedy for this..?? Like feeding him yogurt or curd or any other thing.Casue i live in village and the vent or medical...
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    Chicken lifespan?

    So i m always wondering about chickens lifespan..i have had chicken live long upto 11years. So what is the average chicken lifespan? And how long did your longest living chicken lived?
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