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    MITES! PLEASE HELP!

    I think I saw mites in my barnevelder hen! They were small and yellow. I also saw what looked like larvae. I saw them on her thighs, near her eyes, her earlobes, and her vent. I covered her feathers, dust bath, and nesting boxes in diatomaceous earth. I am planning on giving her a warm bath with...
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    Roo Issues. Please help! I do not want it to get worse!

    Hi! I have a problem with my two roos. (yes, two) They get along perfectly fine, and even sit next to each other on the roost. Sometimes there are a few squabbles but they would never dare to permanently injure each other. They are both 1 year and 1 month old. One is a polish (in my avatar) and...
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    No Crow Collar On My Polish Roo?

    Hi! I am moving into a new neighborhood and the neighbors do not want to hear the sound of crowing. At first I was devastated when I thought I had to get rid of Hats (my favorite rooster of all time) (he is in my avatar), but then I heard about this collar. Does it really work? Is it humane...
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    To Honor Lost Ones

    Hi, This is a thread to honor chickens that you lost. you may post photos of them and talk about them on here. everyone is welcome. Marie
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    California Peeps Unite!

    The title says it! Marie
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    Marie's Chicken Show! Ends May 26th!

    Hi and welcome to my chicken show! You may enter as many chickens as you like and use as many photos of them as you would like! underneath the photo, please state that said chicken's name, age, breed, and gender. I would also like contestants to please vote (by "liking") on one photo of their...
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    INCREDIBLY AGGRESSIVE POLISH ROOSTER!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

    Hello, I have a polish rooster named Hats. He has always been my all time favorite and always seemed very cute up until now. He has started attacking me and everyone else! when he first attacked, I decided I did not want to risk him hurting anyone badly and put him in the coop, deciding that...
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    Marie's Chat Thread!

    Hi everyone! This is my chat thread! Welcome! Keep in mind that all BYC rules apply and anyone is welcome! Thanks, Marie
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    Wheezing Cockerel

    Hello All, My cockerel (Hats) has been crowing every morning, on schedule. everytime he crows, he takes in a little breath and it sounds a little wheezy. Does anyone know what this may be? Thank you, Marie
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    Bloody Eye (Don't worry, no pictures!)

    hello all, i need help with a situation. i am not sure if i should be worried or not. i was walking out to put the chickens away for bedtime on the roosts and i picked my cockerel Palmer up. he is a pavlovskaya, and has a crest. it hangs down in front of one eye. i lifted it up gently but saw...
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    Breed Mix?!?!

    Hello all, It is still winter here in California, and I am considering incubating eggs when spring comes. I want to get offspring from my Buckeye hen, and my White Crested Polish rooster. Any ideas what that would look like? I was thinking, since Buckeyes are wonderful layers, and Polish are so...
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    Keeping Chickens Warm In The Winter

    hello, how do I keep my chickies warm this winter? my australorp roo is already shaky from the cold. literally. his shaking is visible. (whereas, my polish and just fine in the winter.) i was wondering how to keep them warm? (i let them free range) also, i may start an article on this after i...
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    Broody Hen In November

    i need help please. my silkie is going broody...except, it's November here in Cali. it is a bit cold, and rains a little. every time i walk up to the nest she puffs and growls at me. when she comes out for 1-2 minutes, she acts as if every step hurts her. i feel so bad. she is also getting the...
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    Silkie Polish Leghorn Poultry! The November Show!

    well, the title explains it! here it goes!for all of you who don't know, in this poultry show, you can only enter Silkies, Polish, and Leghorn chickens. ONLY chickens. for info, i require your chickens name, age, breed,(in detail) and personality. for photos, you are required to only have one...
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    Chicken Keeping His Eye Closed...

    hello, today i was out, and someone was watching my chickens for me. when i came back, he told me one rooster had attacked my favorite one. (my favorite one is Hats) he said Hats was upside down and his legs where twisted and he was making horrible sounds and that the other was on top of him. he...
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    for your lost ones (chickens and only chickens please)

    hello. this is a thread to talk about lost chickens. if you have lost a chicken that was dear to you, you may post it here and all of the members on this thread will (or try their best) to make it their avatar. sorry, this sounds ridiculous, but for some reason i wanted to make a thread like...
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    chicken eyesight

    wow. it is crazy how a chicken sees. this is a thread just to chat about the amazingness of chicken eyesight. check out this cool link.... http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/10/do-you-see-what-i-see-12-fascinating.html how cool is that? on the left, how humans see...
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    Do You Have A Thread That Has Been Forgotten About? Join Here!

    hello, well, the title explains it.if you have a thread that has been left in the dust, share about it on here.
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    "Silkie Polish Leghorn poultry #3! The September Show!"

    well, the title explains it! here it goes!for all of you who don't know, in this poultry show, you can only enter Silkies, Polish, and Leghorn chickens. ONLY chickens. for info, i require your chickens name, age, breed,(in detail) and personality. for photos, you are required to only have one...
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    Comb and Wattle problem...

    hello! recently my barred rock hen, Blackie, started laying. the eggs seem very nice, and are tasty. but recently i went to check on her, and her comb and wattles were pale red, instead of the usual bright red. i didn't know whether to put it in "emergencies and diseases" or "Pests" or whatever...
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