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    LARGE BLACK Growths on our chicken's comb, wattles, and mouth- Please Help?!? S.O.S!!!!

    Hi Eveybody, we need some big time help. Our 1 year old chicken, Jen, started having some black dots appear on her comb and wattles about 3 weeks ago and I figured they were foul pox and the pox and spots would begin to clear on their own. That hasn't happened- in fact, it's been just the...
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    LARGE BLACK Growths on our chicken's comb, wattles, and mouth- Please Help?!? S.O.S!!!!

    Hi Eveybody, we need some big time help. Our 1 year old chicken, Jen, started having some black dots appear on her comb and wattles about 3 weeks ago and I figured they were foul pox and the pox and spots would begin to clear on their own. That hasn't happened- in fact, it's been just the...
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    Chicken With Tear Duct Or Something Weird Outside Of Eye ?!? Help?? With Pictures

    Hi Everybody, We need help- our 1 year old Easter Egger has what looks like her tear duct outside one eye. She isn't showing any signs of infection or even pain and she has let me look closely at her eye but I can't for the life of me figure out what happened or what to do. She free ranges on...
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    Good Thoughts For Our Chicken- Foul Pox

    Henrietta, our only chicken, who is a BR and getting up there in age, has come down with foul pox. I've read tons here about it and fortunately it seems to be of the 'dry' variety- spots on her comb, primarily. We are watching her very closely and making sure that she gets extra fluids, that her...
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    Interstate Child Support Questions

    Let me just start with that... Does anybody out in BYC Land have experience with out of state child support application/payment processes? I'm a wee bit hesitant to air my dirty laundry for all to see right here so I'll try and keep this brief but.. I am a full custodial parent trying to get...
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    I'm Officially A Chicken's Mom!!!!! Woohooo!!!!

    As many of you know I came into chicken keeping sort of accidentally-on-purpose... our neighbor's house burned down and they had to leave and move across town until their house could be rebuilt. I volunteered to take care of their chicken, Henrietta, while they were gone and had no idea how much...
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    Need Prayers for My DS's Goldfish

    I hope no one will think that me asking for prayers and good thoughts for a goldfish is blasphemous but I couldn't think where else to go to ask where folks wouldn't say "It's just a fish. How can you be so attached to a fish?!?". My DS and I have worked for 9 months to get our little fish tank...
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    Pepe Le Pew in MY! Yard! ACK!

    It's officially spring here in North Texas (despite the weather forecast for snow- ugh!) How do I know this when we have no groundhog? The skunks are awake and alive and well and sprayed mine and my neighbor's yards. P.U.! I've smelled the skunk smell on the wind coming from other locations and...
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    Soccer Cleats for a 5 year old

    Hi Everybody, I'm hoping that out here in our big BYC world there will be someone who has experience buying soccer cleats for their little boy. My DS is 5, almost 6, and has started his first season of soccer. He has shin guards but we need cleats. Their coach is brand new to coaching and didn't...
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    Looking for help choosing a great school for my DS

    My DS has been going to pre-K and K at a Montessori school here in town that we really love. Unfortunately, this school only goes up to kindergarten so I'm looking into schools for him for this coming fall when he'll be starting 1st grade. We can't afford private school anymore- Montessories in...
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    Snowman Help!!!! Creative Ideas Needed!!!

    OK, we need help big time and I knew our northern, more snow experienced friends here on BYC would have some great ideas to help us out..... Our little town here in N/E Texas that never gets more than an inch or two of snow has been completely dumped on by this storm! The local kids will have...
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    Southern States- GA, AL, MS, LA, NFla- brace yourselves- snow's coming

    Hey Everybody, Just a quick note to the folks here in the south who aren't accustomed to huge amounts of snowfall... brace yourselves because if the storm we've having here right now is any indication y'all are going to get a big mess of it! Here in Dallas/ Fort Worth we've had close to 6" of...
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    Cats With Colds?!? What The Heck?

    I am a human with a cold. A bad one with upper respiratory glop and nonsense that is just not letting go and it's been about a week and 1/2. I've been to the Dr. who swabbed my nose for flu (actually it felt like he was aiming for the inside back of my skull but that's a rant for another day...
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    Mites and Lice- How Common? and Prevention?

    As we prepare and learn all we can before we get our first flock in the spring, I have a few questions to toss at y'all about lice and mites. Exactly how common are they? Are they inevitable? What preventative measures do you take and can we take? Are there any treatments/medicines we should...
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    AGAIN! Henrietta layed her first egg since moult! YAY!! GO, CHICK GO!!

    Bless her little chicken heart- despite her being 8 yrs old, despite the temps being in the teens and 20's, despite everything- Henrietta laid her first egg since she moulted in October! I'm so tickled! And she was so proud!! Usually she makes very soft kind of bruh brhh bruhhh sounds but...
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    Dirt bath related to mites or chiggers??

    I'm foster parenting our neighbor's chicken and have been for almost 4 months. Today I saw her take her first dirt bath! It absolutely slayed me! I was laughing so hard- Henrietta is such a funny chicken anyway and the sounds she was making and the way she flipped dirt everywhere just cracked me...
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    Hello and Big Thanks from Waxahachie, TX. (South of Dallas)

    I guess I should have started here and introduced myself but instead I just jumped into another thread and started firing off questions about a chicken concern I had. So now I am backtracking and saying, "hello everybody!" from Waxahachie, TX. (which is about 1/2 hr. south of Dallas/Ft. Worth)...
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    I think I made her mad..

    Hi Everyone, I'm brand new to chicken keeping and I think I need some help. Our neighbor's house burned down completely with the exception of their chicken coop. All family, pets and the chicken got out of the fire unharmed. Since the family had to relocate until their house can be rebuilt I...
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