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    New chickens to flock seem sick, now have cloudy pupil in left eye

    I acquired two new belgian d'uccles (hen and rooster), who both seemed badly cared for and sick when they got here -- traveled from Oregon. Both have been quarantined from my existing flock since they got here. Symptoms: Both seem pale, particularly the hen. I'm not clear whether they're...
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    Critique this belgian d'uccle?

    Can some of you all critique this little belgian d'uccle for me? I would eventually like to be able to breed some of these guys, but don't have a great sense of what the breed standards for d'uccles look like in practice. How do you all think she matches up to the breed SOP, and what kinds of...
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    4 day old chick not eating/leg injury

    I have a 4 day old chick that hasn't eaten yet and need some suggestions to help keep it going. So far I've been giving it pedialyte in a syringe and that seems to work. I've also been scraping a bit of soaked chick crumbles into its beak. It will eat them, but seems to be getting weaker. How...
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    Buff Orpington in need of new home, San Jose/San Francisco area

    I'm looking to rehome my 2 year old buff Orpington hen, Dolly. The good: When she's not setting, she's friendly and great with kids. She's a great mama and amazing at hatching eggs. So far we've let her hatch two batches of eggs. Will mother the chicks until they're bigger than her (I took the...
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    2 white pullets in need of home - San Jose

    I have two white pullets/hns that need a home. They were hatched 10/16. They're hatched from grocery store eggs (Rock Island Eggs) by one of my hens. Vaccinated, used to people. One just started laying light brown eggs. She is calm, quiet, and does great with kids. An awesome hen. The other -...
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    One skinny chicken

    Hi all, One of my chickens is very skinny, and I'd love some advice on what to do! Not sure if I am worrying needlessly.... The chook I'm worried about weighs 3 pounds and has a fairly sharp feeling breastbone. The other is 4.5 pounds, feels much fatter and more solid. Skinny chicken has...
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    New in California!

    Hi All, I've been lurking here for a bit and am finally joining BYC. My current flock is very small: two seven month old Black Australorps. I've had chickens in the past, but my current two are my first experience chickens in suburbia. I could definitely use a refresher on chicken care! You'll...
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