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    Buff Brahmas?

    Hi all. Just over a month ago I was in Tractor Supply and they had a nice lot of what was labeled Buff Brahmas. Since I had been trying to get my hands on some of these for awhile, I picked up six. Well, now a month later, I'm thinking they might not be Buff Brahmas. I'm far from an expert...
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    What's the best thing to do?

    Good afternoon fellow chicken lovers, Today marks a the beginning of a new chapter for my family and I as we take the next step in raising chickens. We are now ready to butcher our first bird. We have 14 chickens, 3 of which are roosters and it's time for one or two to go. The...
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    Pullet or Roo? Anyone have a guess as to what breeds it may be mixed with?

    Hi all. I picked up this little beauty about a month ago when I bought a few hens. The person I bought them from wasn't sure what it was mixed with but said it was definitely a pullet. Now that it has grown a bit I'm convinced it's a Roo. Can anybody confirm if it's a pullet or roo? Also...
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    Problem with birds jumping fence

    HI all. I have come here asking for help with this same issue and received some helpful advice. My chickens are jumping over our chain link fence and going into the neighbors yard. I have clipped their wings, which worked for a short period of time. I have some barbed wire running across the...
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    New construction-how to decide who goes where

    Hi all. I just finished converting one of my sheds into two separate runs for my flock. I want one side to be for breeding. I put the two hens and rooster that I want to breed in the new run. Should I let the others just decide who is going to go into the other side of the new construction...
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    Chickens going over fence

    Hi all. Today a few of my chickens started to hop up and over my chain link fence and into the back yard and into the neighbors yard. Once they were over the other side they didn't seem to know how to get back and they started to panic. I opened up the gate and one of them came right in...
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    So bummed!

    Well, today our new black Australorp laid her first egg. We watched her as she laid it right under the tree in front of our window. We were so excited. As soon as she was done we went to collect it, but by the time we got to her she had broke it and started eating it. I immediately took the...
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    Still not sure about this one????

    Still not sure about the one standing in front. The back is definitely a rooster since it has been crowing everyday for the past week! It is also trying to get at the hens. This other (in front) supposedly the same age still has us puzzled. Its tail and saddle feathers point towards cockerel...
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    New hens added to the flock have some ?'s

    HI all. Yesterday I went and bought 4 new hens, all between 6-8 months old. I added them to the 7 chickens I had. When I first introduced them, there were some small fights, but nothing major. They all went in to roost at the same time and seemed to do fine. Today, the new hens have stayed...
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    Concerned

    Hi all. This afternoon my wife went out to feed and hang out with our 7 chickens. As she was petting them she noticed 3 of them had a slight runny nose, but only on one side. She also said they had a strange odor. I went out and saw a few of the ones with a runny nose. It didn't look to...
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    Need Help

    Hi all. In April we bought our very first chickens, 8 of them in fact. They were supposed to all be hens. At the time we bought them, they were said to be 4-5 months old. One died from an illness, but the others have been doing great. The whole time we have assumed that they were hens, but...
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    Need input on expansion idea.

    Hi all. I'm a rather new member here and could use some input. My wife and I recently built our first chicken coop and run. We have 7 chickens, all hens (had 8 but lost one to an illness). They mostly free range in my yard all day. I have 3 Buffs, 2 RIR and 2 silkie mix. So far all of them...
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    New from Georgia!

    Hi all. Just recently discovered the joy of owning chickens. My family and I decided to make the decision in a move towards becoming more self sufficient. All be it a small step, we've found it to be more enjoyable than first thought. The whole process has been a wonderful opportunity for...
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