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  1. mo puff

    weird idea for breaking the repeat broody girl ?

    I need suggestions on breaking broody behavior. My Cuckoo Maran has gone broody AGAIN, that's twice in 3 months! Last time I repeatedly and several times a day; physically removed her from the lay box everyday.. over and over and over again... for a period of about 6 weeks! I do NOT want to do...
  2. mo puff

    new chicks.. again.

    well, my older girls are going to live on a farm so I can get new babies. I will have time to get the coop cleaned up and ready while the new ones are in the brooder, [another question about that]. HOW CLEAN do I have to make the coop? Sure, I will scrape out all the old poop and hay. I will...
  3. mo puff

    shell less egg

    One of my chickens laid an egg w/o a shell. Does that happen often and is there a reason? It is completely intact and you can pick it up, because the "skin" layer is holding it together. Feels like a water balloon.
  4. mo puff

    RATS in coop eating food.

    okkkkk, so our coop is very sealed to predetors but rats still manage to find a way to gain access in the run and interior coop. I keep their food in one of those reg. ol' aluminum feeder things.. i was finding huge amounts of feces in the interior load part and in the tray. I am also , of...
  5. mo puff

    my insane mosaic project

    well, i may have bitten off more than i could chew w/ my first attempt at eggshell mosaic! I aquired this old metal desk from an old warehouse. It had a shallow "lip", where the metal side wrapped round...i instantly thought it would be perfect for a great mosaic with an intricate design...
  6. mo puff

    dirty butt

    One of my girls always has the dirtiest "petticoat", shd i concern myself w/ this. She lays and eats normal, i did notice that some of the poop is rather 'loose' and runny. I have in the past put wormer in their water... shd i be giving them D.E. too?
  7. mo puff

    first time worming?

    I didnt even know that we were supposed to worm our chickens. Thanks to BYC i found out i should worm them. So i went to the local feed store and one person said use D.E. and the other said WAZINE 17 in the water?? #1 question how much do iput of the wazine17 for 2 gallons of water? [ the bottle...
  8. mo puff

    What kind of chicken is this anyway?

    When we bought our 3 chickens from the local feed store, we bought one of each type that was available. 1 Buff Orpington. 1 Barred Rock, and 1 Americuana. As a chic the Orpington was a yellowish fluff ball, gradually it turned completely white. The man at the feed store thought it would change...
  9. mo puff

    what kind of chicken is this anyway?

    When we bought our 3 chickens from the local feed store, we bought one of each type that was available. 1 Buff Orpington. 1 Barred Rock, and 1 Americuana. As a chic the Orpington was a yellowish fluff ball, gradually it turned completely white. The man at the feed store thought it would change...
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