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    YIKES!!! Mites or Lice?

    I check my girls for crawly things regularly. It's easy since they like to sit on my lap. I just lift their wings and do a check. This afternoon I peeked under my 1 1/2 yr old Buff Orpington's wing and saw crawly things! SEVERAL. They were very small and were moving in the feathers. I did not...
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    Dismal Egg Production

    I have a mature flock of 4 hens and 1 roo. They are 1 yr and a few months old. We added three Delaware chicks to the flock over July 4th, 2011 weekend ( a few months ago). The integration has gone very well. None seem particularly stressed or picked on. One of my original hens, a SS had her...
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    Welcome Home!

    I came home this evening and sat down in the backyard with the girls before putting them up. As usual, our very friendly Orpington ran to me and hopped in my lap. Then her coop mate, a Speckled Sussex, trotted over to me and started to bear down very hard. I thought she was going to poop but she...
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    My Rooster Has Gender Identity Issues

    My nearly year old Wyandotte roo climbed into a nestbox today and made himself comfortable. Does anyone else's roo do this?!
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    Question Regarding First Eggs

    My BO started laying last week on Wednesday. One of my Sussies just started today. Every time I see an egg in the nesting box I am THRILLED BEYOND BELIEF AND FILLED WITH CHICKIE LOVE!!! Does this ever get old?!
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    Dorothy's First Egg

    She did it! She laid her first egg yesterday. It was a perfect little brown egg.
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    Ladies & Gentlemen? **UPDATE**

    To all of you who thought Tiny might be a roo, you were right!!! http://daisychain.typepad.com/the_poet_in_you/2010/09/tinys-first-crow-1.html#trackback he crowed! Can my teeny tiny Wyandotte consummate his marriage with my big girl Buff O's?!
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    Ladies & Gentlemen?

    It's time to walk out of the river of denial and onto the shores of hard reality. I am afraid that my Wyandotte "she" may be a "he". She is 17 weeks and the photo is very current, taken today. Here's wee Tiny: Then this is my 19 week old BO, Dorothy. I thought she could be a hen but her...
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    Fun Chicken Blog

    I'm fairly new here and have enjoyed replying to member posts. I post most of my girls antics on my blog. It's fun and I just thought I'd share it with anyone who's interested. Feel free to visit and comment. Thanks!
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    Sussex Ate A Snake

    Okay, it was a tiny Texas Blind Snake, maybe 3.5 to 4 inches. I was turning soil in a raised bed and there it was. My 8 week old free ranging Speckled Sussex gobbled it up in a millisecond. It wasn't much longer than a hefty earthworm but it's a snake. Will she be okay? The snakes are not...
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