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  1. MLG1900

    Questions on broodiness

    Hello all! I have a few questions about broody hens. I had a hen hatch eggs 2 summers ago. I was hoping she would go broody last summer but she was killed by a hawk She was a buff orpington. None of my other chickens went broody that last summer. So, I would really like a hen to go broody...
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    white flakes on face

    Hello, I just noticed these white flakes on my birds face, above the beak and around eyes. Does anyone know what is going on here? And should I do something to treat this? I do not notice this on my other pigeons.
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    Tips for getting pigeons to lay eggs.

    Hello, I have 6 pigeons. I have had them for 5 years and have never had any eggs. I started with 3 sets of babies from a friend. They were from the same parents. I lost 2 birds to a hawk. Each was from a separate hatch or clutch. (not sure of the correct term) Then after 3 to 4 years of...
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    12 week old hen has become the outcast

    Hello all, I have a concern. My first time with a broody hen was this summer. She successfully hatched a few eggs but only one chick survived. She is the only black bird in the flock and is now 12 weeks old. It seems like mom and the adoptive mother are finished with her and I notice that...
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    curled up back feathers

    Hello, This chick was hatched from a blue birchen maran rooster and the mother could have been a blue birchan maran or a welsummer. I sexed hen by feathers when hatched and suspected female. I don't know what the deal is with these back feathers though. Feathers right above her tail stick up...
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    A rough winter

    Hello all, I just wanted to say that I am very thankful for this website. I have had 3 sick chickens this winter. I am hoping with the warming weather that things will improve. My first sick chicken was getting better and then a hawk killed her. My second chicken I noticed wasn't acting...
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    Hello, I am new here

    Hello all, I am a new member from southern NJ but I have been using this forum regularly since I got chickens almost 2 years ago. I currently have 13 hens. 4 Americana, 2 RIR, 2 Barred Rock, 5 Buff Orpington. I used to have another Americana but I unexpectedly found her dead in the run this...
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    Skinny, foul poop, sick chicken

    Hello all, I am in need of some help with my sick chicken. She is a barred rock and will be 2 in the spring. I noticed a several weeks ago that she was super skinny. I picked her up and she was light as a feather and her breastbone is so prominent and I do not feel any breast muscle at all...
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