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  1. Purlsnponies

    Sleepy chick - how can I help?

    I'm so sorry, how heartbreaking. 💕 I hope the rest thrive!
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Oh, your silkie sounds adorable with all that personality! Did she get more attention as a chick, or has she always just been like that? Silkies sound like neat birds. And I have one that's never clean either, like your frizzle.. always has food on her face, dusty feathers. She's a happy one...
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    So awesome that there are different things to love about all of them! Calmness would be a most helpful trait, no doubt.
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Since I'm chatting.. here's a couple pics of my kiddos. 8 weeks today! 💕 I truly had no idea what all the fuss was about, but they make everything else melt away with their ridiculousness. One of the Wendys (I can't tell 3 of the 4 SLWs apart) helping Chonx the EE with her leftovers...
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    What lovely girls! The BRs look so sweet... Are all 4 of your girls that friendly, or are they especially so?
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Hi, nice to meet ya! Tell us about your flock? ☺️ I can't be the only one who loves hearing stories and seeing pictures!!
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Wow, great pics! They're all gorgeous, but I especially love those Silverudds Blues. 😍 Do you have a favorite of the breeds? I only have Easter Eggers and Silver Laced Wyandottes, but it's amazing how different their personalities are. The SLWs are a little reserved but super-sweet, and the...
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Hello! You have several breeds I've been drooling over! Do you have a thread where you've shared pictures of any of your 'kids'? I'd love to see!
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Wow, that's quite a flock!! Love it! Do you have a favorite breed out of all of those guys yet? How are the turkeys? I must admit I've been afraid of poultry since I was a little kid because of a couple nasty turkeys! But now that I'm not scared of chickens anymore (haha!), maybe turkeys...
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    Sleepy chick - how can I help?

    I'm sorry about your losses, and your sleepy chick. She's a pretty one! I had one chick who seemed alright for the first few days, and then got sleepier. I put electrolytes in the water, gave her NutriDrench a few times, and fed her pieces of hard boiled egg yolk several times a day. She did...
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    Purina Flockraiser problems

    When I got my chicks 7 weeks ago, I opened a new bag of Purina chick grower/starter in my house. Big mistake, it was full of gnats! Now I can't get rid of them in my house....! I agree that it's more likely a feed store storage issue than a manufacturer.. but I'll never keep feed inside my...
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    Feeding Chickens Duckweed

    I keep reading that duckweed grows insanely fast, and was hopeful that it would shade out the algae in my pond, as well as provide an additional feed source for my chickens.. but I can't get the stuff to grow! I'm in Florida, the pond is full sun, with lots of nutrients. Can't figure out if fish...
  13. Purlsnponies

    Cockerel?

    Great, thank you! I'll keep my fingers crossed. 😁
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    Cockerel?

    Oh, whew! I wouldn't mind a roo, but I'd like a kind one. These guys are 6.5 weeks old.
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    Cockerel?

    I'm thinking that my bossy Easter Egger baby is a cockerel.. what do y'all think?
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Hi, and welcome! I'm new, too, and from just east of Gainesville. Have my first little flock of 8 7 week old chicks.. it's easy to see why people get hooked! They're funny creatures. What breed(s) do you have?
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Sounds perfect, thanks! I always have way too much grass, haha, and that seems like a fun way to use it!
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    FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

    Howdy, neighbor! :) Thanks for your reply, and the advice to look for local nurseries instead, for pine straw! Sounds like they may have some at Bob Wines. Newport Hay has hemp bedding.. picked up 40lbs of it. A bit pricey ($25), so I'll be mixing it with other bedding. How long are the grass...
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    Florida shed-to-coop build

    Thank you! I'm having a lot of fun with it. Glad to have finally gotten some chickens! 😁
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    Florida shed-to-coop build

    Thanks! Unfortunately, no ridge vent.. but there are vents at the eaves. Could be a possibility in the future.. there will likely be lots of repairing the structure as the years go on!
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