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    White dot on ear

    I have buff Orpington chicks about 3 or 4 weeks old. I picked them up from TSC so I'm not exactly sure of their age. I noticed this one has a white dot on its ear and I have never noticed that on any of our Orpington chicks before. Non of the other ones have that white dot. Is this normal?
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    Why little eggs?

    My chickens have been laying eggs for awhile now. Some of them will be a year old in a week, and a few that are 4yo. I have gotten a few little eggs before and I have gotten a fairy egg before. I'm just wondering what causes a hen to all of a sudden lay a small or fairy egg when they have been...
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    Baby Chicks!

    I just had to do it!! I can't help it. I walked into TSC and they were there. I could hear the cute little peeps. I walked in a trance towards the cute feather balls. Their little chirp sounds they made pulled at my heart strings. I looked into the brooders like a kid looks at presents under the...
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    Getting NPIP tested

    I live in Ohio. I went online a few days ago to see about getting NPIP tested and they sent me an email reply that same day! She called me and we are getting tested tomorrow morning! I'm a bit nervous about this because I don't know exactly what it entails. She seemed very eager to get here and...
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    Transporting 1wk old bobwhite quail

    I have someone picking up 10, 1wk old bobwhite chicks. I am adding hand warmers in the transport box. Do I need a water source? They will be traveling for 2 1/2 hours. If so how do I add water to the box without it spilling and making them all wet?
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    Should I not breed these Orpingtons

    I have these Lavender Orpingtons that I got from Cackle Hatchery last June. I see now that their feathers look shredded! I was hoping to show them at fair this year but now I see they have a defective gene. Is it still ok to breed them just for eggs and as pets? Will all the chicks hatched from...
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    Worms?? How to get rid of them?

    I cracked this egg into my pan and saw what looked like a worm. What do you think? And how do I treat? Do I need to throw eggs away after I treat the hens? Can I still hatch eggs after treating the hens?
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    Do I need to separate?

    I have silkies 2 Roo's 2 hens in the same coop as my Lavender Orpington Roo's and 2 lavender Orpington hens and about 14 buff hens. I want to start collecting eggs to hatch. I don't want a mix of silkies/Orpington chicks. How soon do I need to separate so I don't hatch out mixes?
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    Hi! Northwest Ohio here

    Hi, My name is Pam. I am a new member. I have been raising chickens for about 3 years now. I am still learning new stuff every day. I am loving the Orpingtons. My husband is raising northern bobwhite quail.
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