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    Missing Muscovy! - Update Found but Not Caught!

    Thank you. We have a dish of food out for her since I saw her on the roof, but she didn't pay any attention to it . I'd feel better if I just knew where she was hanging out. Not knowing where she is or how far she may have gone is difficult in figuring out if I'll ever get her back. We're also...
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    Missing Muscovy! - Update Found but Not Caught!

    Well, she came down, but now don't know where she went. She was up there in one spot for hours - hopefully she liked that spot and will show up there again today.
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    Missing Muscovy! - Update Found but Not Caught!

    Yesterday we got a Muscovy trio. They are living with our chickens and seemed content last night and this morning. I did open the coop door to the fenced run because the person we got them from said he'd clip their wings for us. Just went out to check on them and one of the two females is...
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    Fermenting Feed for Meat Birds

    Thanks for the advice! Thankfully this wasn't my main coop. That is super secure and closed off. We had a temporary shelter with dog kennels, tarps and chicken wire set up for the meat birds inside the coop's run (which is attached to the main coop). The animal burrowed underneath the coop...
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    Fermenting Feed for Meat Birds

    There was a massacre in the night. We had rain last night, and it stopped late. Normally we always reapply urine after a rain, but we didn't last night. I went out this morning with the feed, opened up the cage/shelter and saw the broodies with a few chicks. At first I assumed the rest...
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    Fermenting Feed for Meat Birds

    Ok, here are our little chicken nuggets. They're in a 20x28 covered run and will stay there for the first few weeks (as long as they're on starter since my other chickens are soy-free). For shelter each broody has a wire dog kennel covered with a tarp and filled with shavings. We use urine...
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    Fermenting Feed for Meat Birds

    Meaties from Welp came! They've got their two broody Faverolles mamas and are running around like mad! I'll try to get a picture later, but here they are just 2 days old and already foraging around in the grass and dirt with their moms. With the heat we're having right now (though not as bad as...
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    Let's play "Who's My Daddy?"!

    Thank you! It is such an adorable little chick! I'm hoping to get it stronger here in the house with me so that it can join the others in the coop at some point. I do hope it pulls through - it is pretty wobbly on its feet and can't really hold its wings up very well, but it chirps and...
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    Let's play "Who's My Daddy?"!

    That's what I was thinking too. The Porcelain roo has a thing for the buff hen (and the Partridge roo favors my black silkie hen), but the SF roo is the top dog (chicken?), so he gets whoever he wants.
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    Let's play "Who's My Daddy?"!

    My buff silkie hatched out this little one yesterday. Dad could be: 1. Partridge Silkie roo 2. Porcelain Silkie roo 3. LF Salmon Faverolles roo The chick has mostly brown/buff on the head/face, lots of grey/blue on the wings and back. Little chickie is living in my office at the moment as...
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    Mixed chicks hatched!

    Three weeks ago we went away for a weekend and one of my hens decided to go broody and collected some of her friends' eggs to hatch! Our Salmon Faverolles roo is the father of all of them. Two are a combo of him and our RIRs (hatchery) and two are a combo of him and our exchequer leghorns...
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