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  1. AnimlCrakrAcres

    mixed chicken or pure bred?

    I think she or he is about two months old. mother was a serama but I do not know if the father was a serama or a bantam leghorn. Does she look like a pure serama or are there subtle defects like wrong leg color or shape or something? What color or pattern would this be considered? Is there...
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    Chickens roosting in enclosed run, will not go into coop

    And no matter how quiet I am, this Roo has spidey- sense. It could be 3am, no lights on the farm, no flash lights or head lamps, and the whole farm is asleep and I slowly creep in to move him and he is already staring me down like "oh its you again we gonna play this grab and go game?" Maybe he...
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    Chickens roosting in enclosed run, will not go into coop

    I have the same problem. I have a new Roo who will not roost inside or under anything, like he is claustrophobic or something. I just got him as a rescue a few weeks ago and he is fitting into the flock OK, and I have a few different coops and outdoor perches in the run, but even in the rain and...
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    2013 Easter Hatch-a-long Contest #5 "Photo Caption Contest!"

    "Oh I love that Justin Bieber!" "He has me all aflutter!" "As long as he loved me I'd be one less lonely chick!"
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    The 4th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long

    I would like to hatch two Indian runner ducks and two Cayuga ducks. My brooder mother is a serama who was determined to hatch something other than golf balls, even though she has to really stretch her feathers out to cover all four eggs!
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    Baby chicks born in the winter! HELP!!

    Yes I am in the same situation, when I found momma sitting on five eggs I brought them all indoors in a fleece lined shoe box in rabbit cage in my living room. She pushed three eggs out of the nest a week later so I took them out. One hatched last night and I am hoping the last one will soon. I...
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    Chickens for 10-20 years or more? Pull up a rockin' chair and lay some wisdom on us!

    yes those fuzzy butts are so darling- pics like that always make me want to run out and buy some fertile eggs or chicks, then I remember the nights laying awake cause they wouldn't stop peeping, the cages that were a mess 5 minutes after cleaning them (sometimes looking like a hurricane just...
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    Duck to duck meetings Pekin vs Muscovy-sorry its so long!

    She was so desperate to get into the other pen I let her in for a supervised visit. One of the Muscovy's kept picking on her but she seemed to get along OK with the other. Then the two Muscovy's started getting agitated with each other and kind of rough so I put her back alone in the other pen...
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    Looking for Duck person near Sumter South Carolina

    Earlier this summer someone on BYC gave me the name and number for someone near me selling ducks. I bought three pekin ducks from a man near Sumter SC. This person also had other breed ducks, chickens and goats. I did not save his name or emails and would like to get back in touch with him...
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    Duck to duck meetings Pekin vs Muscovy-sorry its so long!

    I have been reading a lot of the threads on duck intro's, about putting them in separate cages to get used to eachother, never to put a ducklin in with adults, not to mach two drakes together, ect. I had four 9month old pekins but after an animal attack I am left with one slightly injured...
  11. AnimlCrakrAcres

    Looking for a duck person near Sumter south carolina

    Earlier this summer someone on BYC gave me the name and number for someone near me selling ducks. I bought three pekin ducks from a man near Sumter SC. This person also had other breed ducks, chickens and goats. I did not save his name or emails and would like to get back in touch with him...
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    Wound with maggots and bad smell

    Yes, I am glad they keep posts like this up. Three of my chickens got injured by a dog a few days ago. One of them had a large but not deep gash that my husband acually superglued together and she is doing fine (I almost fainted when he started gluing- I didn't know they even use superglue on...
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    Past brood hen not laying

    yes, thanks for all the replies. While she is readjusting is there anything in the meantime I can do to help encourage her to lay? set up more nesting boxes with fake eggs? give extra protein? Take away the nesting boxes because they remind her of being broody? or will she just decided one day...
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    Past brood hen not laying

    I searched but couldn't find any answers to this. I have a 2yr old serama hen whom was broody for about two weeks before I finally put her in a wire cage for a day and ended her brood cycle. That was two weeks ago and while she has not gone back to brooding she has not been laying either. She...
  15. AnimlCrakrAcres

    how to cook or what to do with wet/ frozen crumbles

    Thanks for the ideas! Popsicles are much less time consuming- I tried to bake some of the crumbles with eggs and seeds like a flock block and gave up after the first two hours and 17 batches! First time I've ever been up till 2am making "bird" cookies! The flock block even started to look good...
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    how to cook or what to do with wet/ frozen crumbles

    I just bought a bag of layer crumbles, and long story short a bucket of water got dumped and splashed into the bag, soaking into the crumbles. Not wanting the new bag to become spoiled, I quickly sorted most of the mush into Tupperware containers and put it in the freezer and the rest of the bag...
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    HELP!!! For 3 months, hen hasn't stopped laying thin shell or no shell egg....HELP!!!

    I am having the same problem with one of my hens laying soft eggs. I have not thought about adding crushed vits to the water. I mix/ hide oyster shell in her food but she doesn't seem to care for it at all. What miligramage of vit D is safe to add per how many parts water? Same with calcium...
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    Free ranging ducks?

    I have a 1 acre pasture that is overrun with tall grasses and woods, and I THOUGHT I had patched the fence everywhere a major predator could get in and THOUGHT the ducks would be fine during the day and THOUGHT my ducks could escape anything with their maze paths and hidey holes. I put my 6...
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