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  1. Melissa2173

    Pullet sitting oddly

    Any ideas what’s going on here? She is sitting on her rump, not wanting to move much but she can walk. None of my others are acting this way.
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    Any ideas what he is?

    I got some Silkie and supposedly Sizzle chicks last year. This is what one of the roosters looks like. He has bred with my Silkie hens and the chicks look just like a Silkie except they have pink feet. Any ideas on what he may be or may be crossed with? Thanks in advance!
  3. Melissa2173

    Rooster and pullet?

    They are both silkies. He/she is not that much smaller than he is.
  4. Melissa2173

    Rooster and pullet?

    I have a mature Silkie rooster that has been trying to breed with a Silkie that is only 13 weeks old. Does that mean it’s definitely a pullet? They all stay together, can he hurt her by trying before she’s laying?
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    What’s going on with my hen???

    Perhaps but they’ve all been around each other since the chicks were hatched. She was in a coop next to the others so they saw each other every day and were never completely separated. I had even seen the rooster trying to mate with her last week.
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    What’s going on with my hen???

    If this is confusing, I apologize. I’m not concerned with having to integrate the chicks. They are with a group that was not hatched by my hens. My concern is why is she not wanting to be with her flock.
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    What’s going on with my hen???

    All of my chickens free range during the day. She has always been with a group of 5 other hens and a rooster. She kept to herself while out with the chicks which I expected but she is still keeping to herself and has no chicks now. I had to put the chicks in a brooder as it has been cold here...
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    What’s going on with my hen???

    They are probably between 3-4 weeks. She’s not staying with her flock, she’s off alone and not even roosting with her flock at night.
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    What’s going on with my hen???

    Not sure if this is the right group but I have a hen that hatched out some chicks a few weeks ago. Last weekend I sold a few and that left her with 2. The next day, she was leaving the chicks alone (they free range during the day) This went on all day so I stuck them in my brooder. Since then...
  10. Melissa2173

    Americauna?

    I got these from a feed store marked Araucana. I’m positive they aren’t that but these look different than the americaunas I have. Any opinions?
  11. Melissa2173

    Day 24, no sign of hatching

    Just got home from work, still nothing
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    Day 24, no sign of hatching

    I have a broody Silkie that has been sitting, there’s one egg left. Today is day 24 and no sign of hatching, no peeping or anything. I candled it a day ago to make sure it was viable and it looks like it should be ready. The air sac is large. Is this normal for an egg to go this long? This is my...
  13. Melissa2173

    Hens not sitting on eggs after 23+ days

    In a brooder pen with 2 broody hens. One started sitting a good week or so before the other joined her. I have pulled several eggs out that were too cold to have been viable. I’m thinking it’s time for the first hen to be separated with her chicks and let the other continue sitting.
  14. Melissa2173

    Hens not sitting on eggs after 23+ days

    I have 2 broody silkies. They have been sitting on 23 eggs, I had 3 hatch over the last 2 days. Last night I found one of them sitting off the eggs. I have them in a brooder. I put her back on and again this morning, there were a few eggs pushed off to the side. I pulled 4 eggs out because they...
  15. Melissa2173

    Poisonous mushrooms???

    So about a week ago, I came home to one of my silkies dying. She passed within an hour. Came home Friday to another silkie lethargic and showing neurologic symptoms. She can't walk, when she tries she goes backwards. Her right leg and wing are affected. She tries to eat but it's not enough so...
  16. Melissa2173

    Sick silkie

    So I came home to find my 3 month old silkie down. She has diarrhea and is very lethargic. I realize she is weak but she doesn't seem to have any movement in her legs. I have brought her in the house and have been syringe feeding her water with probiotics and a bit of honey. I'm assuming she's...
  17. Melissa2173

    Breed?

    This chick was being sold as a gold sex link. I think it looks more like a buff orp as it's more of a yellow cream color. I think it's about 2-3 weeks old. [/IMG][/IMG]
  18. Melissa2173

    Limping rooster

    I went to collect eggs this evening and found my rooster in the coop. He was limping pretty good and was unable to fly up to the roost to get outside due to the leg pain. i checked out his leg/foot and didn't see any wounds or feel any swelling. I put him out in the run so he would have access...
  19. Melissa2173

    Eggs on the coop floor

    I can put the eggs in the boxes but I have no idea who is laying them. I do have golf balls in them too.
  20. Melissa2173

    Eggs on the coop floor

    I posted a week ago about my girls not seeming to have any interest in their nesting boxes. Last night I went to put them to bed and found 2 eggs on the coop floor. I was excited to find the eggs but not on the floor! Will they eventually start laying in the boxes? They are 20 weeks old. The...
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