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    Help with sexing? Belgian Bantams, Wyandotte X's, Pekin

    I'm back...again! Still not confident at sexing chicks at all, so hoping I can get some help on a few! I'm guessing 'pullet' on a lot of them which is making me suspicious :lol: Also, if anybody knows what their colours are, please let me know! (eg. Laced, Quail etc.) #1 - Wyandotte X (~8...
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    Belgian Bantams - d'Uccles

    I think these guys are all at an age now where it should be a little more obvious - or so I'm hoping! They are Porcelain d'Uccle x Mottled d'Uccle/Japanese Bantam (mum is a cross!) I've never had to sex Frizzles before so...I have no idea where to start. All have the same parents - we just...
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    Belgian d'Uccle X (and a Pekin!) - colour and sex?

    Hi there! We've got a number of d'Uccle Cross chicks hatched, and I'm terrible at sexing them. Their father is a purebred Porcelain d'Uccle, and their mums (1 frizzle, 1 smooth) are Japanese Bantam x d'Uccle (though, not sure how much d'Uccle since their legs are nearly feather-less!) I've...
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    Thoughts on what killed chick: dog, bird, hens? (Warning: photos)

    Firstly, we're located in Tasmania, Australia. We don't have foxes here, or the 'usual suspects' like quolls or Tasmanian Devils. Our property backs onto grazing paddocks, so no real forested areas. We do, however, have numerous birds of prey species in the area - goshawks, falcons and...
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    What colour is he?

    We aren't 100% sure on breed but we do know he has Araucana (UK/AU type) and possibly Sussex? We have two of his sisters; one is a kind of laced pattern and the other is self-lavender. He was completely black/blue as a chick and has gradually grown these gold feathers. We're just curious as to...
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    Hens becoming sick while taking antibiotics.

    Hi (again!)! We're on day three of treating our flock with tetracycline for a respiratory issue. It's being administered through their water sources. I'm worried something is going wrong with the antibiotics. One of our boys kills and tries to eat sparrows. We think he must have caught...
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    Back again: youngster with chronic poopy butt (>3 months of this)

    In December, I posted here about a young rooster with what we thought was poopy butt. Well, things haven't really changed at all for him despite everything. He's now about 5-6 months old. Basic symptoms are that he's got non-stop diarrhea. Sometimes he gets constipated and then the next day...
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    Mystery breed, rose comb - roo?

    We ended up with some unexpected peeps in December. They're about six weeks old now. The batch are a mix of colours - cuckoos, Columbian and these white ones. The cuckoos and Columbians have been easy to sex so far (yellow combs vs. red) but some of them have rose combs and it's much harder...
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    Droopy, floppy stomach skin on hen.

    Hi there! Meet Pepper! She's about two years old. We're located in TAS, Australia. Recently, I've discovered she has a really, really saggy line of skin from her chest to her abdomen. It's like a broody patch but she isn't broody! I've felt it and it's just...loose skin and it doesn't seem to...
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    Our chickens changed colours. Now we're clueless (again).

    I posted about two weeks ago! Here's the thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/this-one-is-still-confusing-us-pullet-or-roo.1287799/ Most people pegged her for a "her" but...well, Sprout changed colours completely. And so did her 'brother.' They're the only two in their lot who have...
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    This one is still confusing us... pullet or roo?!

    Hi there! I posted a while ago curious about this little one's breed but now it's a question of sex. We've been saying 'she' for weeks but lately she's been giving me question marks. Firstly, she's really confident! I catch her fighting with some of our young Sussex roosters from time to time...
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    My hen is a little strange...

    Really, she's quite a weirdo! She is a year old French Wheaten Maran and she's always been odd! She's 'twitchy.' Even on the roost, she'll twitch and cluck; walking around, she twitches and clucks. But she's also a stinky, casual egg-sitter! She sleeps in the roost with all the other hens at...
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    Mixed batch: fluffy heads and more!

    Hi there! These guys are all about 8 weeks old. We hatched them alongside a bunch of Coronation Sussex but they were 'extras' given to us so we have no idea what breeds they are! Any guesses? Daisy! She's black with white ears and a white collar. A lot of her feathers have a white 'stripe'...
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    Vent gleet, poopy butt: Can just one rooster have it?

    Hi there! So, we have a few groups of younger chickens - three ISA Brown roosters and a single pullet, about four months old. They're sort of their own gang in a sense that they don't hang out with our other hens at all (we have five adult Australorps and eight 8 week old hens/roos who have...
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    Two day old chick walks strangely, clumsy.

    Firstly, I'm sorry for having to use the most terrible Microsoft Paint picture I could make but unfortunately I'm unable to get a photo at the moment. This lil' chick has had a rough start (I posted previously re: it!) but I've been giving her time outside with her mum and siblings and keeping...
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    Chick off to a bad start: stuck in egg, stepped on and left alone!

    Hi there! I just joined after reading the forums for so long. I couldn't find anything specific to what is happening to our little lot though! For background, we had a really rough time with our eggs. They were put under a broody hen who did great sitting on them but when it came to hatching...
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