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  1. chicmom

    Egg candling.....

    I am incubating five eggs. I can't resist. I've candles once a day. I skip a day sometimes. I'm very gentle. I'm seeing growth for sure. I have a week left. Things are darker each time I look. I'm nervous now because I'm not seeing much movement now. Before, I'd see the embryo move a...
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    Broody hen on eggs this time of year?

    Hello All! I live in Ohio, and I have a very broody silkie. I gave her two fertile eggs to sit on two weeks ago. (I have 5 other eggs in an incubator as well). She wanted to hatch something so bad! So I gave her the eggs. It was in the 80s and 90s but the weather is getting cooler. Can a...
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    Eggs come tomorrow

    its been a long time since I've used the incubator. It's an R-Com 20 digital incubator with an auto turner. 99.5 temp & 60% for humidity? That's what the manual says is ideal. Does that sound good for bantam silkie eggs?
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    Silkie chickens won't use the ramp....

    Hello All- I have three silkies. Only one of them will use the ramp to get in and out of the hen house. The other two hens just can't seem to figure it out. I will wait to see if they'll go in at night on their own, and they never do. I find them sitting on the ground in the chicken run...
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    Wanted to share my experience with Fowl Pox

    Hello to all! Recently, my flock seemed fine one day, and then the next day, not so fine! I was really worked up, because Slim Shady, my white EE hen, looked terrible....Eyes closed....not getting around very well, yet, still eating and drinking. So naturally, I start checking the whole...
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    I'm in Tuscarawas County Ohio!

    Hello Ohio Peeps! I'm from Strasburg Ohio, near the Dover, New Philadelphia area. I hope you all are having a great day! Anyone with chickens from my neck of the woods?
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    Tuscarawas County Ohio, looking for a handsome rooster.....

    Hello fellow Ohioans! I'm looking for a nice rooster to add to the flock. I'd love for it to be a Buff Brahma, but if anyone has a handsome rooster they need to rehome, can you please let me know? I currently have a nice backyard flock of 14 hens. 3 EEs, 3 Golden Buff hybrids, 1 Golden...
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    Dogs are family, right? So I need advice regarding potty training a tiny dog.....HELP!

    Hello Peeps! I was given a little girl dog last Sunday. She is just adoreable. Her mother was a Pomeranian, and her father was a Jack Russell/Poodle mix. She's about 1 & 1/2 years old, and she's the size of a Chihuahua. She's can't weight more than 5 lbs. She's really sweet, doesn't...
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    Six newly hatched Buckeye chicks

    Hello! I have six Buckeye chicks that just hatched out a few days ago. They are from my show quality trio. Straight run, these chicks are $6.00 each. You must purchase all six. This is a buy it now listing, and I will not ship. I am located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Please respond to...
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    Beautiful splash bantam cochin cockerels!

    I have six really adoreable little blue splash bantam cochin cockerels that need a good home. They are from eggs I've hatched out from BYC member (Fatty). Pretty little boys need a new home, so if there is anyone nearby in Ohio, looking for some really pretty bantam roosters, I've got them...
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    Broody had broken an egg with a chick.....

    The chick was almost ready to hatch, and I came home to find the egg really cracked up, and a leg sticking out. The chick was dead. The egg was bloody. All the other eggs are fine and in the nest. I don't know what to think! Did they accidentally (there are two broodies--very peaceful...
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    Old messages won't delete.....

    Hello! Just to let you know, the "select all" button doesn't work in the section where my messages are. I decided to clean up my messages, so when I hit the select all button, nothing happens. (Check does not appear in all the messages.) So I checked them one at a time, and I hit delete...
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    Should I worry about my two broodies?

    Hi peeps! I am kind of worried about my two little broody hens. I brought them into my basement to brood hatch the eggs because we're in Ohio, and winters are SO COLD. I have no idea why they went broody this time of year, but I think it's because right now, the weather has been strangely...
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    If I only had a video camera handy.....

    This morning, I heard a little screech coming from my little bantams that I've got in the brooder. They're feathered out nicely, but still pretty small at 5 weeks old. They still fit in your palm. Anyhow, I thought, "Gee, that's a new noise, I better investigate." So I watched them for a...
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    My husband is always meddling.......

    Here's why I get upset: NOV 2009, Dave and I drive down to Columbus to the Ohio National poultry show. He decides he wants to pick out some chickens for himself. He picks out these two NHR hens, and I get a pair of Ameraucanas. He never takes care of them or helps out with feeding or...
  16. chicmom

    Broody in the winter! UPDATES!

    Yes, that's right....My little bantam frizzle Cochin girl is broody. She's my favorite little bantam...very petite--She's the size of a guinea pig, and she's soooo friendly. She's been hunkered down on the eggs for about one week now. Anyhow, it's Ohio! It's downright cold! I think I'll...
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    I've reduced my numbers.......

    I just sold a nice trio of large fowl Coronation Sussex to a very nice lady, but now I'm a bit sad about it......I know, I know.....Silly! My hubby said the CS hens were picking on the other hens, and I had one rooster too many. So off they went. And I miss them today.....Kind of wish I...
  18. chicmom

    Chicken chores in the dark!

    Well, it's that time of year again! I rush home from work, and immediately head outside to try and get my chicken chores done before dark......Fill up the feeders and give them fresh water....... Try and clean up a little bit of chicken poo here and there.......Take a rake and fluff up the...
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    I'm stuck here at the office while my new chicks.....

    are in the brooder at home......I just want to be able to sit and watch them....But alas.....work interefered again........Sigh.....I just put them in the brooder with food, water, and the heat lamp, which is at a nice level for them to be able to stay warm........I wish I could keep my eye on...
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    Pillsbury Big Book of Baking! Mexican Wedding Cake cookies

    Does ANYBODY have this book? It's old. Mine has a broken binding and so someof the pages have gotten misplaced......MY favorite cookie recipe on the planet is GONE!!!!!! It's called Mexican Wedding Cakes! (They are commonly referred to as butterballs) If you have this book with this exact...
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