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    worried about one of my chicks

    Would love to get some advice. I have five 10-day old chicks being raised by a broody hen. They have their own smaller coop and a separate little run area. This past weekend they went outside with mama for the first time. All have been very active and lively up till now. But last evening I...
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    Mareks and motherhood

    I have a year-old blue wyandotte hen who has gone determinedly broody. I've had her in a broody breaker pen off and on a few days at a time for weeks now. She seems to get over it, then a week later she's fluffed up and gurgling and haunting the nest boxes again. I've let a broody raise a few...
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    Can a chicken have a stroke?

    Had a big scare with one of my youngsters this weekend. I have four 10-week-old pullets that were raised by one of our hens who went broody this spring. They are still in their own small coop and yard in a corner of the big pen. When I opened the door in the morning on Saturday only three of...
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    Mama appears to be done with sitting but one chick is only started to there something I c

    We got our broody hen 6 fertilized eggs--3 olive eggers and 3 copper marans. She was sitting in one of the coop nest boxes and happy so we let her brood there. This Wednesday--the 21st day--all 3 olive eggers hatched and are lively and doing really well. She kept sitting on the other eggs...
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    Coming aboard from Ben Lomond, CA

    Hi all you feathered-friend-loving folks! I've finally made a profile after lurking around here for years! We started our flock last spring, although I'd been indulging in chicken dreams long before that. I appreciate all the great info on this site and spent hours looking at all the coop...
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