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  1. jbelt

    ostracized hen

    I have four hens left in my little flock of brown sex links. For the past 10 months they were inseparable, free-ranging all over. In the last month I have noticed that one is constantly in the nest box, and the other hens have ostracized her. They chase and peck at her whenever she is out of...
  2. jbelt

    ostracized hen

    I have four hens left in my little flock of brown sex links. For the past 10 months they were inseparable, free-ranging all over. In the last month I have noticed that one is constantly in the nest box, and the other hens have ostracized her. They chase and peck at her whenever she is out of...
  3. jbelt

    traumatized chickens

    Last night, some idiot (Me) forgot to lock the hens in for the night. This morning we found that something, most likely a coon, went into the coop, dragged two hens out, and brutally murdered them. The rest of the flock (four) were very skittish and did not want to go outside into the yard in...
  4. jbelt

    chicken feed

    I got my golden buffs about two weeks ago from a large hatchery. they were supposed to be nine weeks old at the time. They were already on layer mash when I bought them. Two of the six are laying eggs already, but I don't see anything from the other four. Should they all be on layer, or...
  5. jbelt

    first eggs

    Is it normal that one or more of my golden buffs that are supposed to be 10 weeks old have laid their first eggs? The birds seem large to me, but what do I know. I am new to this. We got them last week as started pullets. They were supposed to be 9 weeks old. We got them from a fairly large...
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