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  1. Ladies-Eight

    Missing Butt Feathers...Why?

    Some of my chickens are missing their butt feathers, They are eating good, drinking good, and laying 12 to 16 eggs a day. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Elementary Steps on How to Start and Continue Composting

    :he I have read a lot on composting on BYC. @jthornton I am confused as to where to start and what to do. I need someone to guide me through the way of doing this as a kindergartener. Where do I put the compost pile, how do I keep it going, what are the items I need to set it up, and...
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    Chicken Squawking from Roost.

    While out taking care of my chickens yesterday evening, one of the hens was sitting on the roost just squawking away. She would stop and then start again. Is she telling the others it is now time to get on the roost? I do not have a rooster and do not want one.
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    Not new but close!

    I'm not a newbie, but close. I have chickens since 2017. I thought 8 little peeps would be just great. I named them the Ladies-Eight. Joined BYC in 2018, where I have gotten some very good feed back with my problems. In 2019 I decided I needed some ore chickens and bought 12. All of my...
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    Mealworms To Raise

    I am a firm believer in needing to raise my own mealworms as related to the price of dried ones. My husband and I were talking the other day and he informed me he would be using the mealworms when he goes fishing. I decided that I needed to order more mealworms toad to my farm. Exotic...
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    Suet Blocks for Treats

    I found some suet blocks at Ollie's, I was wondering if I could use them for my ISA's. Nutrition Facts: Rendered Beef Suet, Cracked Corn, Peanut Pieces, Raisins, rain Products, Berry FLavor. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 4.0% Crude Fat 22.0%...
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    Strange behavior happening in nesting boxes

    I have a strange behavior happening in my nesting boxes. My chickens are messing with my porcelain eggs. I went out to collect eggs and found one porcelain egg in the next nest. Another day I go and two of the porcelain eggs are moved to the next nest. Yesterday I found one porcelain egg...
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    Soft Crop with Liquid

    I massaged her crop and copious amounts of liquid came out of her mouth. I have separated her from the rest of the flock. Is this something contagious? I had a Chicken die August 26, 2019. I gave her a waterer, but no food. I will give her food in the morning. Does anyone know what is...
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