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  1. logansmommy7

    Do certain people not get posts answered around here-meat chicks quest

    I am wondering if people just don't answer certain people around here. I've posted multiple times with NO response. So-does anyone know how long to leave broiler chicks under the heat lamp-SINCE they GROW FASTER! Don't mean to be rude, but COMPLETEly feel IGNORED!
  2. logansmommy7

    Chicks (broilers) how long to keep under heat lamp?

    Since they grow faster....am receiving a shipment sometime this week and wondering. Thanks!
  3. logansmommy7

    How long for heat lamps with cornish rocks?

    Am going to be receiving a shipment of 25 cornish rocks sometime this week. How long do they require heat lamps? I understand they grow faster than normal chickens....
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    So I have heard some things about Cornish X's

    And I have 25 on order from Ideal poultry (the best price I found)....how do you prevent the ascites that they typically get from eating too much? That is just the one thing I have heard about this breed. Please-all the advice you have is great and will be appreciated. I awnt to get these...
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    Cats as chicken killers?

    I have a few cats, one of which is a newer addition to our farm/family. He is on the feral side, but sort of friendly. We kind of saved him from sure death this winter. Anyway-we had a chicken left headless in our barnyard this morning (after coming out of the coop) and in broad daylight...
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    FEATHER LOSS-severe-NEED INFO ON WHAT TO DO ASAP

    So my chickens all have feather loss, some worse than others, and it is not molting. I have only one rooster to 12 hens...so that should be the problem. I have checked them over for lice-don't see any. I guess it could be mites...what do I do? I have heard of the roost mites, so I am going...
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    When to let hen with chicks back in with the rest?

    I have a hen who was broody and hatched three chicks. The chicks are about two weeks old now and she is in our chicken tractor with them. Any ideas???? I don't want to do it too soon, but if it would be better now, I would go ahead and do it. She is VEEERRYYY protective of them. We have a 6...
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    Weasels??? What do you know about them??

    I have lost two chickens (my fault for not counting when I put them in at night) in the last month or so to something that drags them off and all that is left is feathers. My neighbor saw one being dragged across the road a month or so ago and said it was headless but didn't see the...
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    Balding heads PLEASE HELP??

    I don't think my rooster is that rough on them, but I guess it might be...I have two chickens with completely bald heads around their combs...the skin is red with no evidence of pins coming out for new growth. I have examined them for lice and see none...what to do? I just have several with...
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    A few of my black australorps have lacing....

    Is this normal? The ones I'm speaking of are hens...so BAs have lacing, EVER?? Please help! I'll try to get pics in the near future...just thought I would ask tho...
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    Broody hen's eggs are pipping-bad news on the first one though

    So we have our broody sitting for the first time since she has been with us. She has been faithful and the day has arrived. Well-the first one we witnessed trying to break free...we had to go somewhere so we left...along the way my sis called (she stopped by to check on it) and said it was...
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    Need to move my baby chicks almost 3 weeks old...outside in crate???

    I have 15 almost 3 week old chicks in a big rubbermaid container. They are eating like crazy and draining their water almost as soon as I can fill it. I'm debating putting them outside during the day in a wire dog crate (the weather is in the 80s) and then in our garage at night with the heat...
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    12, almost 2 week old Black Australorps-question about sex of chicks

    I have 12 almost 2 week old Black Australorp chicks. They are precious! I have noticed that about 8 out of 12 are already growing major wing feathers and tail feathers-the others are slower growing but have a bit (just a bit) more comb growing. Does more rapid tail feather/wing growth mean...
  14. logansmommy7

    Question about chicks and feathering

    I have 12 black australorp chicks that I got from TS...they are doing well but I'm wondering, about half have already developed wing feathers and the other half or so are developing more slowly...is there a method to tell which ones are roosters versus hens with this? I know it may not be full...
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    Question about baby chicks and wood shavings HELP!!!

    They eat the food and drink water but I put them in wood shavings (the kind from TS-that is where I got them)...but they are scratching and maybe eating some of the shavings! What do I do? Is this going to kill them? They seem so healthy tonight...they are warm enough with the bulb but I'm...
  16. logansmommy7

    Help keeping my chickens out of the garden

    Aside from keeping my chickies in the chicken run (they are SOO happy free ranging), does anyone have any ideas of how to keep the chickens out of my garden this summer? I was thinking to build a fence or use the electronetting and hook it up to my existing electric fence that I have for my...
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    Chickens with mildly poopy butts and one rooster died. PLEASE RESPOND*

    Is something wrong? The rooster randomly just fell ill and was struggling-the others were pecking at him...his comb was like purplish on parts but was otherwise healthy until this day. Some of the others have poopy butts (but I keep thinking it might be spring and all the new stuff they are...
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    Pictures of a chicken during a severe molt??

    Does anyone have pictures of a chicken experiencing a severe molt? I am still trying to figure out what is going on with my girl that suddenly lost lots of feathers-she was being pecked a little but still not sure. A lot of the feathers look like they are broken off-I will take a pic later and...
  19. logansmommy7

    HELP! Badly pecked/defeathered chicken

    We had a bad rooster...he would attack the hens-not smooth at all. Well, we took care of him tonight, he will now be roasted and hopefully enjoyed tomorrow. ANYWAY-the reason we went ahead with this is because we found one of our hens today very badly defeathered and pecked. She doesn't seem...
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    Reccomendations for good guard dog type that won't kill chickens...

    Just wondering what good breeds of dogs are good to protect chickens/goats...we have had a coyote sighting lately and it might be good for us to try and get a guard dog of some type...
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