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I hatched out too many roo's. These are light sussex from Green fire farms that have been breed with Coronation sussex also from Greenfire farms. I have 3 available but have had a hard time getting rid of them locally and thought I'd see if anyone on here would be interested in one or more...
I have a BO broody that just hatched out some chicks. The first hatched monday, then the rest all hatched out tuesday. Well today is Thursday and she isn't off the nest yet. We did remove the "dud" eggs to encourage her to take her chicks to food and water but...
I was going...
If you search eye worm you will find several posts about it.
For my chicken it was a swollen whitish lump inside her eye socket. I guess an eye worm will take residence in a chicken's tear duct. This is a very short, and possible inaccurate description, but that was our experience. I posted...
Just as an interesting note.
I had a chicken come down with an eye worm. I use DE in the coop and nests and food, but had forgotten to mix it with the last couple bags of feed.
Well, I read on here that they used DE to get rid of an eye worm. So I thought I would try it. I dusted her, her...
This will be more for the spring time, but I am looking to grow my flock with some nice Black Copper Marans and some Araucanas. I would rather pick up somewhere locally before having them mailed to me. So if you raise Black Coppers or Araucanas and live somewhere in Utah or northern...
I was wondering if anyone in southern utah was raising any BCM or true araucana or ameraucana chickens. I was hoping to get a few of these in the spring and would rather do it with someone locally.
I am currently raising some Light Sussex (with the coronation gene) chicks right now and I know...
I have a BA who just tonight showed up with a large swollen something in the front of her eye. It seems soft and filled with fluid, but she has no discharge, no fluid of the outside of the eye, no runny nose, no other symptoms.
She is 25 weeks old
Eating layer feed
bedding in pine shavings...
Back to the original question of brahmas or polish I would definitely say get the brahmas.
Polish tend to be very timid and tend to get picked on by the other chickens (literally). They also seem to be weaker in general. More prone to disease. I started out with several. I had one die, got...
Don't know...there are several signs of broodiness. One is sitting on the nest, but also the other is she gets upset at you if you reach for her or her eggs...but you said she let you take the egg...so don't know...give it some more time...
At that age you shouldn't have too many problems. A little pecking is expected. Just keep on eye on them and make sure the little do have some access to the food and water. Also make sure they have enough space so the little ones have space to get away if needed.
If that doesn't work put 2...
Here are my EE babies!
1# Light EE (no real name yet)
2# Name: Barrack
Who you looking at?!?
3# Name: BuckBeak
Eating is harder then it looks!
Just this morning I saw my suspected roo silkie chasing the girls this morning and trying to jump on their backs. He just turned 11 weeks. He won't be successful for several more weeks but he has started trying.
Production reds from my understanding are not sex-links. The are a hybrid for great egg production but not sexlinks. Red Stars or Red sexlinks close to the same, but are obviously sexlinks. You probably just fall in the 10% error rate with the roo.