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  1. silkiemother

    how do you tell with a chicken is mentally set back?

    how do you tell with a chicken is mentally set back? I have a 5 month old chicken who is different in all ways both mentally and physically.and I think he is messed up in the head but how do I tell?
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    how does one...

    how does one get rid of the white stuff left on a bird after the bird has successfully been treated for mites? my black silkie rooster had mites a while back and he was treated for them but the white stuff remained on his butt fluff.
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    when can you tell...

    when can you tell if a chick is going to be a roo or a hen? I have two silkie chicks and one is a day older that the other and they are almost 2 month old. I can get pics when I get home if needed
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    when can you tell...

    when can you tell if a chick is going to be a roo or a hen? I have two silkie chicks and one is a day older that the other and they are almost 2 month old. I can get pics when I get home if needed
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    what traits would be dominant?

    If one bred a black silkie rooster with some traces of gold and a beard,earmuffs, and really fluffy feet to a white silkie hen with small feathered feet,no beard and no earmuffs, what traits would end up dominant? Would the gold coloring become dominant?
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    Am I a bad mom?

    Am I a bad mom? Last night I took out my two silkie chicks, put them on a towel and curled up with them in my bed .....and I fell asleep with them next to my head. I mean, I didn't roll over on them and crush them and both are still alive, but still, does that make me a bad mom?
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    baby names!

    I need ideas for names for my two 3 day old silkie chicks! the 2 names that get the most likes by the 10 win, yeah I'm desperate and I can get pics of them.
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    Newborn silkie acting weird/off

    my silkie hen hatched two chicks the other day and one of them isn't doing too good. He just lays there and doesn't move, he had kind of a tough hatch and I thought he was going to die, but he appears to be clinging to life so I am willing to give him a fighting chance. what should I do for him...
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    how does a newbie know ...

    How does a newbie know if eggs are developing normally and how close the eggs are to hatching?
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    Goodbye Quackers

    Quackers, where ever you are, I love you and miss you very much. I hope that one day I can see you again. I know that where ever you are that you are hopefully being taken care of . I hope that your new owner is taking care of you and treating you as if you are a pet instead of just an animal. I...
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    Runner duck tips wanted

    I have a single runner duck and I would like some tips for how to integrate her into my flock of two-one drake, one hen- and maybe some advice about how to leash train her if possible?
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    my lady duck is going broody

    My lady duck willow, is going broody and I thought that I should get some advice from others to help me take care of her as she tries to figure out her brooding skills. Anyone have some advice for me for before and after the babies hatch? That is, if she hatches them.
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    HELP! SPUR WON'T STOP BLEEDING!!! need ideas in case other ideas don't work

    my roosters' spur came off and now it won't stop bleeding no matter what I do. Help please!
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    keeping house chickies: yes or no?

    I was wondering about the upsides and downsides of keeping house chickens and so I decided to make it into a thread so I can hear about others views on keeping house chickens because I plan on making my biddies into part time house birds.
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    questions about mites

    my poor silkie rooster has caught mites and I have a few questions : should I treat all my birds, even the ones that are not in the same pen as him? what is the best thing to treat him with? how long will it take for them to go away after treatment? should I do anything special for him? could my...
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    two hens with injuries

    I went out to lock up my hens last night and when I moved one of them , I noticed that she was missing quite a few feathers on her back and she had a huge, still slightly bleeding wound on her back. I separated her and went to do the rest of the hens and stumpy had the same injury, in the same...
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    help please

    okay here is the problem: I have three hens that we brought down from my brothers farm that needed to be patched up , and one is missing a wing and only has a stump and her toes are swollen and she is missing half of her middle toe, another hen looks like , and acts like, her foot is broken, and...
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    ignore this please, wrong spot

    okay here is the problem: I have three hens that we brought down from my brothers farm that needed to be patched up , and one is missing a wing and only has a stump and her toes are swollen and she is missing half of her middle toe, another hen looks like , and acts like, her foot is broken, and...
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    needing some ideas for a coop for bantam rooster

    I have a bantam rooster and I decided it is time to make a new chicken tractor for him that would be easy to move around and would provide shelter from the elements and predators . does any one have any good ideas that I could use to design such a coop for him?
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    new scavenger hunt thread

    okay since the old scavenger hunt died, I thought I should make a newer one so that it would continue. for those of you who haven't done this before the game goes like this: someone starts the hunt and whoever has a picture of what the hunt is, you would then post the picture and make up a new...
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