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  1. Double T

    Sick 3 month old chicks dying

    They are on Purina Chick started medicated. and the old bird was on the purina layer crumbles.
  2. Double T

    Sick 3 month old chicks dying

    Loosing birds and need help, I'm at a loss. Never had this issue before. We are at a new location, first time raising chicks here, have also had to start completely over with my chickens and the new place, as I had to get rid of everything when we moved, and just now got things set up to have...
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    Can roosters of the same age have......

    variying sizes of spurs?? Last April I bought 4 8-week old chicks from my feed store, they were sold to me as red stars, and pullets. NOW it's become evident they are Rhode Island Reds and at least 3 are roosters, I know that, I've heard 'em crow. I had to seperated the three from my flock...
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    Dicreased egg production, can't figure out why????

    thanks they've been this way all summer since about June, it has been so hot, and I've about been wracking my brain trying to figure out why, well that and I bought so many hoping I could produce enough eggs to cover the feed bill. I know the majority of my hens aren't even old enough yet, but...
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    Dicreased egg production, can't figure out why????

    Ok I need some input. I have currently 7 hens of laying age. I may get 3 or 4 eggs a day but ususally 2 or none. I can't figure out what the deal is. My chickens are all in together, complete with the younger ones, all get along. They are fed free choice Layena, as much as they want (about 3...
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    Expectant parent club! Where the pregnant people hang out.

    Well was told about this thread, so I'm hopping on in! I'm Teresa, 31, mom to a 4 yr old toot, and wife to Cody. We live on a ranch in W Texas that runs beef cattle and I have a whole host of critters (in my diggy). AND We found out a couple of weeks ago, we are expceting our 2nd!!!!!! I'm...
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    Question? Chickens and Pregancy, is it safe???

    Apologize if this is in the wrong area, couldn't really figure out where it should belong. And I've read or searched on the net and can't find anything that helps, so I'm asking here. I just foudn out that my dh adn I are expecting our 2nd. I have 45 chickens. Dh really doesn't like messing...
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    Can anyone help? Sexing Chicks

    Is there a site that will explain the difference? and also include pictures of each so that I can look and try to tell myself? I've got 29 2-month old chicks and the 4 5 month old, don't really want to flood the forum with THAT many pictures, expecially if you need multiple of each chicken, lol...
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    Can anyone help? Sexing Chicks

    I'm about to go crazy with these young birds! I have 4 5 month old RIR's. One I was sure was a roo, even posted pics here to check and got that too. NOW another one is growing into feathers just like this other one. The other two are short tailed, and don't have as big of bumps on their legs...
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    Baby chick just hatched HELP!!!!!!!

    Just so I know, did I do something wrong? The hen hadn't helped the other one out of the shell (it was half in half out and dead), and she hauled butt and wouldn't go back in the box. Should I of left the chick in there anyways? Would she of come back? They need a heat lamp don't they to stay...
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    Baby chick just hatched HELP!!!!!!!

    well nix it, he's gone. sniff sniff. He didn't even get completly dried off or stood up.
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    Baby chick just hatched HELP!!!!!!!

    One of my hens has been setting 5 eggs, that I got from my brother, three were broken mid set, and we were down to 2. I checked today and one tried to hatch but only made it half out of the shell and was dead and the other was trying to get out, so I helped it. I have ‘him’ in a box under a...
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    Question on Purina Layena Crumbles, it's all powder!

    Yep live and Learn, I guess. ChicKat, I'm sure y'all get as hot as we do, but here I don't leave much in the bags, in the hot summers we have. Plus we have wild hogs pretty bad and if they manage to get in the barn they can tear a bag up pretty quickly.
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    Question on Purina Layena Crumbles, it's all powder!

    Well they aren't making it right, I may just have to eat the cost of the bags. 1 I don't have the physical bags anymore, becuase I put all my feed into tubs/bins when I get it, and it's in the tub/bin. And they are saying I have to take it back to the store to get a refund. I know the store...
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    Question on Purina Layena Crumbles, it's all powder!

    thanks, I contacted purina last night, we'll see if they get back to me. This store is the only one for about 60 miles, lol we are rural, and they just took it over, I LOVED the last owners, these I'm not crazy about at all. We are BIG business people with them honestly. I get my little horse...
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    Question on Purina Layena Crumbles, it's all powder!

    This feed store won't take it back. They are snobby that way, I asked them about at least a bit of a refund on one of my middle sized chicks that is obviously a rooster and NOT pullet like they advertised them to be and charged me for, and they jsut simply said that the hatcheries on'y...
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    Question on Purina Layena Crumbles, it's all powder!

    Anyone else have that problem with the crumbles? The last two bags I got were more powder than crumbles and my chickens won't even try to eat the powder. I tried the pellets about 3 bags ago, and they ate them great for the first couple of weeks, then decided they didn't like them, so I...
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    Hatching with a broody hen question????

    Just to grins and giggles, I traded some fertilized (I hope) eggs from my brother to give to my broody Buff Orpington hen. I gave her 5. She chose the popular nesting box, and I don't know if she is coming out to eat and or drink or if the others are getting on top of her and laying but I end...
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    Which chicken breeds are particularly noisy? Quiet?

    Quote: May I ask what breed those are in that picture?? The lighter one looks an awful lot like one of my hens that I'm thinking is a cherry egger.
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