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  1. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    My young Australorp rooster attacked my feet and drew blood yesterday. I beat him up until he submitted and this morning he was acting up with my feet again behind the coop fence. I was temping him to bite my hand, but he remembered something. I was beginning to think he was an idiot. The...
  2. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    Maybe you can grow milky mushrooms in the pine pellets when you're done.
  3. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    I never saw my chickens fight like this as chicks, maybe my chicks did it when I wasn't watching them.
  4. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    If they all grow up together, you shouldn't have a problem, they will figure it out themselves.
  5. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    Silkies may turn out to be the bullies, its a little unsettling at first but eventually a pecking order is established. They will work it out as they grow bigger.
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    Raising Chicks

    Notice how one chicken can peck others and don't get pecked. They will challenge you like how they challenge other chickens while growing up.
  7. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    They start crowing at 3 to 4 months old depending on the maturity time of the breed and they don't just crow once or twice in the morning, its continuous and annoyingly loud! Furthermore, roosters unlike hens, bite. The dominant rooster will challenge you and needs to acknowledge your authority.
  8. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    You can keep egg layers alive and productive in something like this, but it needs a room. The French use wooden made ones to fatten up their Bresse chickens for a month before processing. Commercial egg establishments also use this type of close system...
  9. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    No crow rooster collars work. You can control the sound by making it tighter. I made one completely stop crowing, he hasn't died yet. The weird thing about that one is he doesn't do the backward shake like the others, he acts like its not there. I make my own collars, I use a velcro and cut it...
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    Raising Chicks

    I use pine shavings for the brooder and I never change it, I just sprinkle a little pine shavings over their poop daily. When they go outside, they need a little chick grit to grind up the grass.
  11. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    I use what ever I can find around the house, if nothing, I would go to a hardware store and pick up some fine to med fencing. I ordered the pvc fittings from ebay. I need two coops because we can't put different age chickens together until they grow up. Both coops are 12 feet long. I can bring...
  12. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    Roosters will challenge you until you set them straight. I had to grab them by their legs and slap their head a few times before they got the message, "This is what happens if you bite the hand that feeds you."
  13. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    Two 41/2 month old buff orpington roosters turned into corn floured fried chicken.
  14. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    Leghorns lay the most eggs, but they are flighty. If you let them run around the yard, they may go to the neighbor's side. I have Jersey Giants (3 males/1 female), 3 Austrolorps (all females), 4 buff Orpingtons (3 males/1 female), and one white Rhode island rooster. The males start to go nuts at...
  15. CNJ

    Raising Chicks

    If you see a mongoose in your yard, your chicks are in danger. They have a keen sense of smell, and hunt sounds of baby chicks. I just lost four chicks out of six to a mongoose. I saw a bloody chick's head sticking through the chicken wire. The mongoose ran away after he saw me.
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