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  1. Vrune

    Can anyone advise on my sick chick? :(

    I was wondering if anybody could give some advice on this little chick, born yesterday. There were 15 healthy chicks but this one little guy was weak from the get-go. He got some help out of the shell (I know it's not a good idea, I didn't do it!) but was struggling yesterday and had a lot of...
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    WTB Day Old Chicks - Fort Worth

    That might just be very do-able! That would be a great help, thanks.
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    WTB Day Old Chicks - Fort Worth

    I'm looking for two or three, one day old chicks in the Fort Worth area of Texas as soon as possible. I can pick them up. I don't really mind what breed. Thanks to anyone who can help!
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    just put eggs inLockdown

    Eggs went into lockdown today! Very excited... Fingers crossed!
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    Any way to tell other than candling...?

    Thanks for all the advice. Sorry Raimnel, yes I meant developing, not fertile. Oops. I just have 6 eggs in the incubator, four of them feel lighter than the other two. Don't know if that means they've got chicks in them but I guess I'll find out in a few of days... Definitely will look into...
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    Any way to tell other than candling...?

    I know that candling is the way to check whether or not the eggs are fertile but my eggs have brown shells and I'm not having luck seeing anything that way. It's day 16 and I was just wondering if anyone had any old wives' ways of telling whether or not the eggs have chicks in them? Some of my...
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    WTB - Fertile Chicken/Duck Eggs in Fort Worth

    I'm looking for fertile chicken or duck eggs to hatch in my classroom. I have already arranged a good home with lots of love and friends for chicks or ducks we hatch. I would really like to find some in the Fort Worth area so I don't have to worry about them getting damaged in shipping. If...
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    What breed is this?

    Quote: No, none of the eggs were blue/green. This one came from a kind of white egg with a few speckles on it. No feathers on the feet, they're just plain yellow so I guess that would rule out the EEr too if the egg color didn't, right? As for the comb, I'm afraid I'm new to chickens so I...
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    What breed is this?

    I asked the lady who sold me my eggs what breed of chickens she has so I could try to figure out what sort of chicky I've got. She told me that she has 3 roosters. A Buff Orpington, a Dark Brahmas, & a Light Brahmas. Her hens are Buff Orpingtons, Dark Brahmas, Light Brahmas, Salmon Faverolles...
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    Can baby chicks cause allergies?

    That's good to know. Thanks for the help. (I still think she doesn't like them though! I guess I'll just keep them at school until they get old enough to go outside... I feel bad, my housemates were all fine about getting the chickens until they actually arrived, now they're not so keen... I...
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    Can baby chicks cause allergies?

    I have two beautiful two and a half week old chicks. I have been keeping them between my classroom and my home at the weekends (I live right across the street from school). I am currently building a coup so that they can go outside when they get a bit older but one of my housemates has been...
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    Can anyone tell me what breed this chick is?

    Hi, I have a beautiful five-day old chick and was wondering if anyone could tell me what breed it is. It has a beautiful u-shaped pattern on its back and head. Sorry about the quality of the pictures, my camera has been giving me problems lately...
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    Help! My chicks aren't hatching!

    Hi Bock_bock, yes I've been researching it since before we got the eggs at all. We have the brooder all ready to go with a heat lamp and everything else. I promise I'll take good care of them! I grew up in the countryside and my family had chickens so I'm sure they'll help me out if I need it...
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    Help! My chicks aren't hatching!

    I had planned to keep at least two of the chickens that hatched myself but since we only got one I'm planning to get another one from the feed store. I agree, I would hate to have a lonely chicken... We have a lovely big backyard with lots of space to explore so all it needs is a friend... I'm...
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    Help! My chicks aren't hatching!

    You people are amazing! Thank you so much for all the advice. When I read the message the other night about the sponge with hot water I figured it was worth a try but really didn't hold out any hope. I went over to school and put a washcloth soaked in hot water into the incubator then sealed it...
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    Help! My chicks aren't hatching!

    The school's science teacher actually set up the whole thing, it was her first time hatching too though. The incubator was one that a parent made a few years ago and had been used successfully before. The temperature had been consistent at 100.5. There wasn't anything to measure the humidity but...
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    Help! My chicks aren't hatching!

    I could really do with any advice you can give me. I'm a second grade teacher and my class are hatching chickens as part of their science class. We've been really meticulous about turning them regularly and they were due to hatch today. We hadn't touched them for the last three days and thought...
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