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  1. Ridgerunner

    Share Your Chicken Broth Recipes

    Someone asked for my chicken broth recipe so I thought I'd start a thread so I can link to it and post mine. Hopefully others will share theirs or people can ask questions. When I butcher a chicken I cut it into serving pieces, the breast, wishbone, thighs, and drumsticks. These are for the...
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    Security Alert

    I've been getting this alert while on this forum which locks up the keyboard. Nifty asked me to post it here to see if anyone else is seeing this.
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    Preview problems

    Preview is not working right this morning. Paragraph separations do not show up. Inserted photos show URL, not the photo. When I submit it, the submitted post is fine. It's just the previews that is wonky.
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    Narragansett over Midget White

    These turkey chicks are from a Narragansett tom over a Midget White hen. Are these sex links? If so, which are the male and which the female? Any idea how they might feather out? Thanks
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    Cats and Dolphins

    For your viewing pleasure.
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    Mention in the Newspaper

    A couple of articles on backyard chickens were in the local newspaper today. With all the requrements for registering before you can read the articles, I'm not sure everyone can read it, but it is a nice article. BYC was mentioned as a good resource for information in a couple of connecting...
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    Show Forum

    On the Index page, at the bottom under recent topics, could I suggest adding a column that shows which forum it is under. I don't think that would take up a lot of server space or display room. I often go from this page and sometimes misread...
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    New Chicks and Brooder * Pic Heavy

    I just hatched 14 mutt chicks and one Midget White turkey. The chick’s father is a Speckled Sussex/Delaware cross and most of the mothers are crosses from that SS rooster and Black Australorp or Buff Orpington hens. Three hatched from my green egg laying red EE. I set this...
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    Ozarkmomma, for you

    Thought you might like some pictures of the chickens from your eggs. They are all about 20 weeks old in these photos. Of the five that hatched, one was a rooster. This photo does not do him justice. That red is a real bright orange-red. A gorgeous boy. Two of them looked like this. I...
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    BA Roo

    I received this as a PM but I'll post it out where the experts can also answer. I'm not sure what "ria" is. I have over 50 chickens, black and red sex links, black australorps, ria,white leghoorn,barred rock,delaware, and mixed hens. I have pr , black australorp, and delaware roo. I'm...
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    Taming a wild cat

    We got a female cat over the holidays. It is fairly young, probably less than year old, and still has its claws. It will tolerate it if you pet or scratch it for a little while, but does not like to be handled. It hides from us and only comes out to eat, drink, and use the litter pan when we...
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    5 Weeks Old Today

    These are three of my 17 from my last hatch exactly 5 weeks ago today. The father is a Speckeld Sussex. Mom is a Delaware Mom is a Buff Orpington Mom is an Australorp I've raised them in a brooder in the coop. This weekend, the parents will be put in a chicken tractor and the brooder...
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    19 day old - pic heavy

    A few shots of my 19 day olds. The rooster is a Speckled Sussex and I show what I am guessing the mamas are under the photos. This is juvenile plumage. From Henck's calculator I expect all the adult Buff Orpington and the adult female Delaware offspring to be pretty much solid red with the...
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    Speckled Sussex Roo x Delaware hen

    Does anyone have photos of the female offspring of a Speckled Sussex rooster over a Delaware hen cross, either as chicks or in full adult plumage? I know these are red sex links, but I also have some chicks that are from a Speckled Sussex rooster over Buff Orpington hens and I want to be able...
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    The Mamas and the Papa

    A little help would be appreciated. First, the Mamas and the Papa, a Speckled Sussex rooster with Buff Orpington, Australorp, Delaware, and Speckled Sussex hens. Then the chicks. The black ones are pretty obvious, out of the Australorp hens. Not sex linked. The solid yellow one, on...
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    I just received this email from my internet provider, provider name replaced with XXXXX. I don't know if this is local or might effect any of us. Please delete the email sent from [email protected] it has been blocked and the email is a scam. XXXXX will never send out an email asking for...
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    New Cat - How Long

    My wife just brought home a spayed and vaccinated cat. It has been an outside cat and we will continue with that. How long do I need to leave it locked in the garage with food and water so it recognized this is now its home? I don't want it to wander off when I let it outside.
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    Lemon-Cream or Yellow-Gold photos

    When running the cross calculator, I sometimes get certain colors like lemon-cream (usually second generation cross) and yellow-gold (many first generation crosses such as cockerel in the red sex links). Can anyone point me toward some photos so I can see what these colors actually look like...
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    Playing Possom

    A couple of days ago, when I went to the coop to shut them in, about a half hour after sundown, I saw a possom in the coop. The chickens were quietly sitting on their roost, the possom was still on the floor, and I have not seen any harm done to them, so I was lucky to get there in time. My...
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    Genetic Calculator

    Could someone knowledgeable please confirm I am starting correctly with this cross calculator? This is where I think I should start. Delaware = Columbia = Black patterned Silver Columbian Buff Orpington = Buff = Black patterned Buff Columbian Clearneck Speckled Sussex = Red Mottled = Black...
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