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    Help! Rescued a goose

    hello friends, my hunny found this sweet baby walking in the street today, yep a leisurely stroll through small town texas. Anyway he herded her/him? towards our gate and she just walked in and chilled out with our chickens like she was meant to be there.we dont know anything about geese. Can...
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    Boy Problems ;(

    Hey all, Quick questions I have 2 Roos with 19 females. Our main boy red (rhode island red bantam) is picking on my little guy wild thing (fizzle) usually every day lately when eating he sneaks up behind him and gets him right on the tip of him little bum!!! Ripped out his feathers so many...
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    does this "plan" sound ok

    okay to make a long story short we had to separate 1 rooster from everyone ,we had too few hens, Ok we fixed that he now has 8 hens in his own coop with him, he has now been separate but visible to all other chickens for about 3 months. Well the girls are big enough that they really can all go...
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    Rooster Mayhem

    OK so an update and just a couple questions. I took the advice a few of you had and we moved the 3 most aggressive Roos into their own bachelor pad. My fiancee was wondering should we have the cage surround with something so they cant see the females when they are in the cruising the backyard. I...
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    Eggs Disappeared

    OK so we have had 2 hens laying on the same 9 eggs for 18 days today. Well I went and took a peek before their bedtime. And 2 of the 9 are gone! I mean Vanished! Does anyone have a clue what happened, I looked high and low in the coop they are gone,no shell,nothing.My fiancee asked if I thought...
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    Too much to handle???

    OK, I will try to make this short and sweet. We picked up 10 bay chicks on April 30th. So they are pretty much grown cruising the backyard, we didn't know how to sex them when we got them,I just knew I wanted gorgeous different breeds. Wellll we got em. and out of that 10, 4 are roosters. and...
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    2 hens sitting on the same eggs.

    Ok, So here is a new one for us, we have a silkie that decided that she wanted to sit on eggs all out of nowhere. Anyway 2 days later our other hen Black decides she wants to also,. Heres the thing one these two are itter enemies, second, they are stuffed together in the same cubby sitting on...
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    Fun POLL : What Treat do your Chickens go Crazy over?

    Just a little poll to have some summer fun and get to know each other. So tell me BYC , What are your Chickens' Top favorite treat they will move mountains to get lol
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    The Wings Dilemma

    OK BYC troops I need some honesty here. OK so my 10 pack has been backyard free for about a month now, and some of my little sweeties discovered they are GREAT little flyers. I know I should clip their wings bu the thought kills me. So here are my scales on one side my beautiful babies (i am...
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    Lost my lady last nigt, Now garlic hypervigilant

    Hi all, So bummed that I lost my sweet Barred Rock Softie last night due to dam worms. I feel awful it was so preventable. OK so here are my main questions, with this recipe http://tomatotales.com.au/chicken-worming-the-organic-and-low-cost-treatment/ 1. At what age can Chicks/Chickens...
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    I think one of my ladys is sick

    Hi all, We are out in the thick of the Texas heat, One of our girls Softie isn't doing well, She is our barred rack. Hands down our best layer, She has been really like lazy the past several days, doesn't jump up for food or even snacks, which is very unusual. her eyes look dull, has major...
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    Backyard Bulllies!!

    Ok BYC longtimers I need your advice. We have been letting out our little over 6 week chicks in the backyard to have playtime a couple hours in the evening. Our 5 adults are just pretty much ignoring them. Well these lil teenagers are acting crazy. We got our 10pack ALL the same day. they were...
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    HELP! with 3 names sooo lost.

    Ok this is our Mottled Houdan, Not sure is he is a roo or not but acting suspicious, Anyway thought of stripe and Hawk, Just want something a little more Original and gender friendly. Ok this is our mystery um Cochin, Sure she is female, but was supposed to be a frizzle... Anyway Any help...
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    Hi everyone, Got a question about Garlic

    I found a website that talks up giving your chickens Apple cider vinegar in their water plus garlic every so often, Can I please get some Pro thoughts/advice TY http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2012/01/holistic-trinity-acv-garlic-and-de.html
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    You won't believe this!!!! Thank you ALL BYC!!

    Ok so it was day 26 yesterday and I had lost ALL hope on out 14 eggs we had in the incubator. So I talked to my Fiancee this morning and we were both pretty upset (first timers) and he started gathering them and all up to dispose of them and said um Holy smokes lol 3 times, I was like what what...
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    Day 22 what to do?

    O Ill try to make this short. We put the eggs on lockdown day 18, Humidity is up, Are you also supposed to add a wet washcloth in addition to the humidty or just leave it alone? Ok not one pip peep or ANYTHING. When do you just call it over? We candled on day 18 and left anything that wasnt see...
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    Day 18 Candling Question

    Ok, In 2 days our eggs will be in the incubator for 18 days.Before we put them on lockdown, we wanted to candle them 1 last time.I want to do it the water way, My fiancee is concerned that its not safe because the babies breathe through their shells. So which is the safer way? All advice...
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    Eggmaker Question

    Ok we have had our first batch of chickens for about 2 years, we have went back and borth on this and would just like some fresh opinions. Which is better to feed the the Pellet form or the Crumble form ... and why? Thanks in advance for all advice
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    Interesting fact :Chickens see color better than humans!

    I found this and was just like Wow. Never ever knew that! Here is the link.. Enjoy http://www.livescience.com/8099-chickens-color-humans.html
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    2 of my 5 day old chicks pasty butt emergency

    Ok after reading lots of info on this today I have 2 babies that had this. So I gave them all a little grit and a tiny bit of oatmeal. Then I took the 2 that were pasty and set them in a shallow bowl for maybe 45 seconds to a minute and was able to pull away easily the yuck from the little...
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