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    Are Chickens Smart?

    Quote: X2 They have great memories and when I open my back door they all come running for their treats of the day... When I don't let them out to free range when they think it's time I swear I hear them saying (Let us out Lady)... Sounds crazy I know but they also know when they are doing...
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    What A Day!

    Quote: What a great boy. I mean, I know hawks have to eat too, but just not all of our little chickens right? My BO roosters were extremely protective and good to the hens. Lovely boy Lance is. Lance deserves some special treats... He is beautiful... So are the baby peeps...
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    No such thing as free range eggs

    Good one... Thanks for the laughs...
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    feather loss

    You are more than welcome. You will love the nipples. We attached ours to pvc pipe and ran it down the wall on the inside of the coop. We will have to insulate it soon but we should have done this from the get go. Put something to catch the water that comes out or the floor will get wet. We are...
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    11 chickens missing, 2 dead

    Quote: Don't be so hard on yourself. I know that is easier said than done but don't pay any attention to comments about what should have been done. You know now what to do next time and that is all that matters. I don't think there is anyone who has never made a mistake or two when raising...
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    Best way to clean a small number of eggs.

    We have a lady that buys all our eggs and does not want them washed. I have always heard if you wash them they will go bad quicker. She resells them and says that the customers don't think they are farm fresh if they are wiped clean. Sounds kind of crazy I know, but it works for me. Makes my...
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    feather loss

    Quote: I am sorry I should have said that from the get go. We are also in Va. Ours picked up using the nipples rather quickly. Some quicker than others but they all go to town on them now. I still use a hanging waterer just in case there is one that still hasn't got it. I have watched our Roo...
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    feather loss

    I am having the same problem most of my girls. Also bare on the bottom too. I have been told they are going thru a molt. They are still laying eggs daily. I thought they didn't lay during this cycle but ours are. They don't seem to be uncomfortable but it is getting colder by the day here. Look...
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    11 chickens missing, 2 dead

    Quote: x2 Everyone makes mistakes... So sorry for your loss and please keep us posted... Keeping my fingers crossed that they have come home...
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    Racoons - how smart are they?

    I watched a program on Racoons awhile back. They are highly intelligent and you can never fool them twice. They will figure out a way unless you protect yourself against them. They are so cute to look at until one of them or their whole family decides to get your flock. They can open just about...
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    Really bad pecking injury..advice please

    Sorry I had to go back and find my post from months ago when this happened to us... Neosporin was what we put on her and I added some epsom salt to her warm sits bath... She loved it, I guess because it helped take the soreness out... I would pat her dry then add the Neosporin to her wounds...
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    Really bad pecking injury..advice please

    First she needs to be where she can get some peace and quiet... With the other birds is not where she will get this... We had this happen and we kept our girl separate until she healed... She hid in the nesting box is the only reason we found her alive... They had already killed 2 the same...
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    Moved my hen to "Hospice" Today... :(

    Quote: I have followed a post about a roo named Lucky... He was found on the side of the road in the pouring rain with his leg broke and his beak broken in several places... His age is not known but you can tell he has had a hard life... He is now able to eat on his own and stand thanks to his...
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    Chicken Tips - Take a Tip, Leave a Tip

    Remember if you fall in the coop you are at the mercy of mini raptors.... They will eat you.... Oatmeal is a really good treat to give them.... I just throw a couple of handfuls and they go crazy.... I might cook them some when it gets colder but for now I just throw it to them.... A really...
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    *PIC* Mutt or something else???

    He is a handsome devil that is for sure.... What a beauty....
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    Chicken Tips - Take a Tip, Leave a Tip

    Quote: I had a tip but after reading this I kind of lost it... Will come back when I remember and quit laughing...
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    Car vs Rooster!!! Can he be saved???

    Found you on FB... Wow Lucky hit the jackpot... Love me some Lucky...
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    Moved my hen to "Hospice" Today... :(

    Bless your heart and hers... I don't blame you at all for trying to keep her comfortable and help her... I would do the same...
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