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  1. shelbyw

    Roosters: 1 Olandsk Dwarf & 2 Black Copper Marans

    UPDATE: All boys have a new home together I am in need of giving these 3 roosters a new home since I have 8 other boys. They are 17 1/2 weeks old. They can be re-homed separately and I can only re-home to local people such as Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. I will not be...
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    Roosters-2 Black Copper Marans & 1 Olandsk Dwarf

    Looking to re-home 2 black copper maran roosters. These boys are 16 weeks and 2 days. They are super sweet and have a good disposition, I just have too many roosters and need more room for a few hens. I also have an olandsk dwarf rooster that is 16 weeks and 2 days as well. I do not have any...
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    Lethargic chick..?

    Hi! So I am needing some advice on a couple chickens I have. Both are 2 1/2 months and one just died last night. He had no swelling in the face, no blood in his poop, but he did have a hard time staying up. He acted lethargic a lot and if he fell over, he couldn’t get himself back up. He walked...
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    Rooster has Swollen Eye.?

    Hey everyone:frowSo I noticed today that when I went out to bring in the chickens, that my rooster has a swollen eye:/ He doesn’t seem bothered by it and is acting normal, but it seems like maybe his feathers around his eye might be poking him in the eye..? There is no puss coming from it and he...
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    Six week old Black Copper Marans

    Hey everyone:) So almost 6 weeks ago I bought Olandsk Dwarf chicks and I also bought 3 Black Copper Marans. I was wondering if you guys could help me sex the 3 Maran chicks. I know I have one rooster and I am pretty sure one is a female. I do not know if the one with the floppy looking comb is a...
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    New Chicks on Tuesday 22nd

    Hey you guys. So I just reserved 4 silkie chicks and they are super cute! I have 1 blue 1 split black that carries paint, 1 paint, and 1 split white that carries paint as well. I am hoping that they are all females and I do know that silkies are hard to sex without DNA tests but I don’t think...
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    Olandsk Dwarf Chicks

    Hey! So I am new to the breed Olandsk Dwarf and I recently got 7 but sadly 2 died and we knew they would not make it the first day. I do have a chick that is fascinating me with how it is feathering out. It is only feathering out on the tips of its wings which I have never seen before. I was...
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    Gender and age help?

    Hey! So I recently moved to NC and I picked up my room from the people that were taking care of them when I had to give them away 1 year ago. I also ended up picking up 3 chicks that I am assuming are around 3 months maybe. 2 of them are mixed with my lavender Ameraucana bantam hen and the other...
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    Odd breathing in roo

    I have a 4 year old silkie rooster that is breathing oddly. He sounds congested when he breaths in and it is kind of freaking me out. I immediately put 2 drops of vet rx into his mouth and sprayed a vet rx/water mix under his wings and on his breast. His poop is normal and he is still eating and...
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    First chick has hatched!

    My first chick from my chickens has hatched and it looks just like my rooster! :) I think it might have a walnut comb when it gets older, but only time will tell! It also has white tips on its feet, beak, and its wings. It has a white stripe going from its neck down to its bum. I do have a quick...
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    Breeding question ?

    I am planning on hatching some Silkie/Bantam Partidge Cochin crosses and I was wondering if I bred them to another Silkie/BPC if that would make a sizzle or would it be just 50% Silkie and 50% BPC. Also what breeds do you have to have to make a chicken have those kind of feathers and how many...
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    Broody hens!:)

    I have a question about hens and when they go broody. So for about 4-5 days now I noticed only one of my hens brooding on a nest of eggs. I was gone for a week and my dad did not go and get the eggs so my EE started laying on them! I am kind of excited since this would be the first time I hatch...
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    Possibly a sick Buff Orp hen.?

    Today as I was going up to my coop to do my normal feeding and cleaning of the coop, I noticed my buff orpington hen standing in the corner on the other side of the coop away from all of the other chickens. I knew something was not right because she is my most active hen. She is always bossing...
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    Breed?

    My lavender coloured pullet has been a mystery breed to me ever since I got her last year and she just started laying eggs today, so that makes her a hen I took a picture of it and it is down below if you want to see it. I also noticed she has blue ears. She does not have any fluff on her feet...
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    Vinegar bath suggestions?

    Hello! I plan on bathing my chickens today and I was wondering if I could just use distilled vinegar. We do have organic apple cider vinegar, but would not that attract flies?? I really do not want anyone to get flytrap and this is why I plan on bathing them in vinegar today since it is getting...
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    Dark comb colour or normal??

    Hi! I am still sort of new to chickens and I don't know if I should be concerned about my hen's comb colour. She has not been laying for a week because she usually likes it to be around 70°F, but her comb is a very dark red colour. She is eating and pooping normally, just no eggs and a dark comb...
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    Odd shaped egg?

    So today as I entered the coop to go feed and collect eggs as usual and I found two eggs. One was completely normal ad then there is this one. It is so odd and weird and I do not know why it looks like this. I can tell it is from my BSL hen and she is a somewhat smaller chicken, but she usually...
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    Dulling rooster spurs..?

    Hello! As some of you may know I recently got a new rooster and he is a silkie. I am wondering if the spurs need to be dulled again or if I can wait a little longer. I do not think they are not that long yet. Any suggestions? I just do not want to take a risk with him hurting himself or the...
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    I am wondering when my 2 new bantams will start laying?

    I know it is not spring yet, but it has gotten pretty warm here again and my bsl and buff have been laying since December which for some reason they like to lay in 30 degrees F. Anyways I have two 10 month old bantams and I am just curious if they will start laying in March since they came of...
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    Boredom Busters for winter time?

    I would like some ideas of boredom busters for winter:) I have read many things and I have even tried a couple of them like freezing treats, but do you guys have any ideas for winter boredom busters? I am also going to ask if it is better to buy a chicken swing or make one. I have a lot of wood...
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