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    The price of Capons!

    I have an older Brother that is coming for Thanksgiving and is alergic to turkey. The plan was to buy a capon and cook it stuffed like a turkey as he doen't usually get that, but I priced one at Food For Less and it was $3.98 per lb., a $35.00 bird.... What makes them so expensive?
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    How do you know if a chicken is brooding?

    I have a 6 0r 7 month old barred rock that was laying every day, and now she has stopped for about 3 or 4 days. She is spending most of her time in the nest box but is still coming out to eat and drink. I have no idea when they normally get broody or if this is what's happening.. Any feedback...
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    I think She's trying for two a days!

    Yesterday all 4 of my girls gave me an egg. Towards early evening Purdy [black sex link] was walking in the yard and I noticed she was trailing what seemed to be egg white and soon she dropped a broken soft egg. She had already gave me an egg in the morning and she's gave me one this morning so...
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    Greetings from Portland, OR

    My name is marty and I am fairly new to back yard chickens. I built a coop and run in a 8'x 12' dog run I no longer use. I've 4 girls, red & black sex links a barred rock and a white cohin. All are about 6 months old and are laying. I have 3 dogs that are pretty good with them now, and we enjoy...
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