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    Roost positioning in 3ft-wide coop - can I get two in there?

    I searched the forums for an answer to this...but wasn't able to find a similar question, so hopefully this post will help others who have small coops too! My coop is small - 3'x4' - with an attached fully secure run that the birds have access to at all times. The way the coop is designed, my...
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    Blueberry @ 6 weeks - looking like pullet or cockerel?

    This little cutie is a mixed breed - Blueberry is either a sage egger or a cocoa egger and is just under 6 weeks. Thoughts on whether Bluebs is gonna crow or lay??
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    Redwood fronds in run?

    I've been searching the forums, but can't seem to find a good answer to this, so thought I would start a new thread. Does anyone have experience with using redwood fronds in the run floor? I always have an abundance of these in my yard so would love to incorporate them if possible. I'm...
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    Welsummer?

    Hi BYC friends! One of my chickies is a Heritage Welsummer, and I think I've narrowed it down to my little Lottie. Looking for confirmation on that =) Also, the coloring and patterning seems to point to female. What are your thoughts, experts??? Lottie is about 4.5 weeks old. Thank you!
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    Is this bloody poop? 2-week old chick

    Hiya friends, I have some sweet 2-week old chicks, and just now one of them pooped and it looks like it has some red in it. The chick is spunky, curious, eating and drinking. Their water has vitamins and probiotics, and they eat a combo of fermented whole grain chick starter and dry whole...
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    Tips & Tricks for sexing baby chicks (just for fun!)

    What are some fun ways to start guessing at your baby chicks’ gender? I want to hear them all, silly or scientific or otherwise! We have five week-old chicks. They are all mixed-breeds, bred for their egg colors. We know three are girls, but don’t know who is who. JUST FOR FUN we want to start...
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    TOMORROW I get baby chicks!! Is my brooder ready? (with pics)

    The day is finally here that I get to go pick up my first little chickies! TOMORROW can't come soon enough! The brooder seems so simple...and then I start getting nervous about a million little things :barnie Are there any tweaks I should make before the babies go in it? There will be five of...
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    Biosecurity - Do I need to worry about the neighborhood wild turkeys in my yard?

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this Q, so please correct me if there is a better place to post it! I live in an area with several flocks of wild turkeys (and one peacock!) that roam around, and are regularly in our yard. We are getting our first flock of four chicks next week, and...
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    Foundation assistance needed for integrated coop & run

    Hi everyone! I'm a soon-to-be owner of my first little flock of four chicks (less than two weeks away now!) and I'm hard at work getting ready for them. I'd love some advice on the best way to construct the foundation for our coop/run structure. Disclaimer: I'm very handy and pretty good with...
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    Hello! I'm new here!

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to say a quick hello and introduce myself. I've been lurking for the last few years, but finally decided it was time to officially join the community 🙂 I'm an expecting first-time chick mama in the California Bay Area. Due in just a few weeks! Our four birds are...
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