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  1. Wile E.

    My first hatch.

    Had one go broody and stuck 7 eggs under her. This morning she was especially grouchy and growled at me. I noticed she had moved, and then I saw eggshells. So I checked under her, and there were three chicks. The other eggs were not directly under her and felt cold. I think that may be due...
  2. Wile E.

    Time to eat the rooster.

    I got a rooster, which from pictures appears to be a silver laced wynadotte. He is aggressive, and chases the wife around, and has attacked me several times. This wouldn't be a big deal to me except I have small children. I wanted to hatch some eggs, but he is the wrong breed anyway. My...
  3. Wile E.

    almost free food

    I found a couple 50 lb sacks of millet, a couple market saffower seed, and a couple marked sunflower chips. I could buy all of it for about 10 bucks, I think at least 300 lbs. This is in the bird food section of a local store. I didn't have room in the car, but tommorow I will bring my...
  4. Wile E.

    My first broody hen

    Well, two hen broody on me, maybe. I have 4 hens. Two of them are acting broody. I do want to hatch some eggs, but I don't need both of them to do it, and I don't really think it is time yet. I am thinking that it would be better if the weather was warmer. Right now we have 8 inches of...
  5. Wile E.

    A Chicken hot tub

    I've been using a heated dog water dish for water. Problem is, one hen wants to roost on it. She started by standing on the edge, now she sits in it like its a nest. I don't know if she gets her feathers wet or not. Needless to say, the water gets poopy. I tried sticking a beer bottle in...
  6. Wile E.

    The case of the missing chicken.

    A mystery. I let the chickens out this morning, then I carried in an armload of firewood. When I came back out I noticed one hen was missing. Looked around and could not find her. So, I was wondering, was she gone last night and I didn't notice? I figured something got her. I tried to...
  7. Wile E.

    South Dakota

    New member from SD. I have had chickens since June. I started with 15 meat birds, and 5 layers, and one rooster. Something was getting my meat birds. Never figured out what it was. It stole all but three, and got one of my layers. I finally got rid of whatever it was with a special...
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