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    Dizzy chick? Maybe vertigo?

    I have a week old EE chick who has been acting very odd lately. Up until yesterday she was the best chick in the group, friendly, energetic, and relaxed. But yesterday she started to shake her head side to side as if looking around. This lasts for a few seconds and then she runs in tight...
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    What breed/sex are these Geese

    A friend found this pair on craigslist. The owner doesn't know what breed or sex they are, but she says the mother was white. Thoughts? Thank you
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    help with Geese

    I am getting 2 geese for the first time and i am so excited! A few things though: 1. I want to house them with my chickens. That's ok right? 2. Can I let my chickens free rage more often and will the geese protect them sufficiently. 3. What do the geese need shelter wise, and do they need a...
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    Course corn meal and Stone ground corn. Thoughts?

    I have Stone ground corn and Coarse corn meal that was given to me by a friend does anyone have good recipe suggestions besides corn bread (have plenty of it )
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    Geese or Guinea?

    What are better for eradicating ticks and other bugs? My friend is looking into it and she wants something low maintenance. She has a lot of wooded land and some fencing as well as sheds. There is a three year old boy as well.
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    Homemad chicken feed

    Does anyone have some easy recipes? Also where do y'all get your ingredients? The chicken crumble I buy from tractor supply just looks so fake and unhealthy . It has been doing fine but I would like a healthier option.
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    Cover crops

    Does anyone grow cover crops and give it to the chickens?
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    Hello everyone, I'm trying to grow different types of mint from seeds. I was curious if anyone has been very successful with starting from seeds. Also I really want to plant it outside and let is have rule over the backyard ( I have 10 acres). The soil is clay so I'm not sure how well it...
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    Can Chickens have mint?

    I am planning to plant spearmint, peppermint, catnip and lemon mint around the pen area. I don't plan on out right feeding it to the chickens, but would it hurt them if they pecked at it? Just curious :) thanks!
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    Best meat breeds.

    I was thinking about raising some meat chickens but would like to start simple. I’ve been trying to find the best breed and Cornish Cross seems to be popular. I’ve read a lot of good and bad things about this breed, but over all almost everyone have said that they get leg problems. What are...
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    *sorry wrong forum*

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    Sexing Chicks

    I know you cant really tell if a chick is a boy or a girl unless it is a Sex Link, but I was wondering if boys tend to be darker/bigger/more active. Insight on any breed would be great! I'm mostly curious I'm sorry for the stupid questions
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    Poultry Photo Show

    Poultry Photo Show Welcome to the Poultry Photo Show! All you do is post a picture of your birds (ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, quail, and peafowl only) and vote for your favorites! Vote by clicking the ovation button on the post. There is now definite closing date yet, but I will keep you...
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    Try to stop familyfarm1 from posting!

    So basically whenever I post a number you post 0! Your aim is to keep me from getting to 100! Familyfarm1 has gotten to 100 3 times
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    Count to 5,000

    This won't take long I hope! Maybe a couple months or weeks! I'll Start! 1
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    Cowboy Coffee Cake

    I LOVE this recipe! Hope you all enjoy it! 2 1/2 cups sifted flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups brown sugar 2/3 cup butter 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup sour cream 2 well-beaten eggs cinnamon Directions: 1 Combine flour...
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    ~Rate the Movie!!~

    This thread is just like Rate the chicken pic above!!, The 2nd Rate the avatar of the person above you!, and Rate the username of the person above you. Except this one you rate the movie! So for example: familyfarm1: Finding Nemo Mountain Peeps: 10! Night at the Museum? familyfarm1: 8...
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    Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit Fan Club!

    Hello and Welcome to Lord of the rings/Hobbit Fan Club!Here you can talk and post things about the Lord the rings or the Hobbit movies and books...
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    My hen was attacked by a hawk, I think it's dying. Any advice? Should I just let it sit there or do something for it? [[/VIDEO][/VIDEO][/VIDEO]
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    Chick Hatcheries

    Hi!! I'm not sure where to put this so I put here in random ramblings (even though is not.). I've been looking for a chick hatchery where I can buy bantam chicks that are female and not straight run. Ideal poultry only sells straight run, MyPetChicken sell it for a ridiculous price, and I can...
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