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    Winter Waterer Success at -17F

    I use this combo- works great for me too! :thumbsup
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    Silkie smooth

    Silkie smooth
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    breeding birds for my program

    you can line breed with the genetics from one breeder (a line) that are related but after 3 or 4 generations you will need new genetics added to the flock so they stay healthy. But you might want to introduce new genetics before that if say, your birds have poor foot feathering and you want to...
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    breeding birds for my program

    By lines do you mean groups of birds from different breeders? Is so you could start with as few as one line. That is what I plan to do with my rabbits.
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    breeding birds for my program

    Mostly it's just starting with great birds and culling a lot. I believe blue is incomplete dominant, whereas black is complete dominant. For example you won't get all blue chicks when crossing two blues together, you will get 50% blue, 25% black, 25% splash. Many breeders keep BBS pens so your...
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    breeding birds for my program

    Inbreeding and linebreeding are powerful tools and it's how many breeders have achieved there great lines. Keeping your line close and related will help to get your line consistent so you hatch chicks with solid, consistent type and color, however color isn't as much of an issue with blacks. The...
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    Chicken Very Lethargic, Poor Appetite

    I'll need to check. I assume you treated with Corid?
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    Chicken Very Lethargic, Poor Appetite

    Sorry about your girl :hugs Thanks for the tip. I'll try that.
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    Chicken Very Lethargic, Poor Appetite

    Hello, I have a 18 month old Silkie pullet who just today and yesterday started acting sick. She stands hunched and puffed and doesn't move much. She weighs hardly anything. No clicking/rasping while breathing, no discharge on face/nostrils, no mites/lice. Other chickens are fine. She has a poor...
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