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  1. Double T

    Sick 3 month old chicks dying

    Loosing birds and need help, I'm at a loss. Never had this issue before. We are at a new location, first time raising chicks here, have also had to start completely over with my chickens and the new place, as I had to get rid of everything when we moved, and just now got things set up to have...
  2. Double T

    Can roosters of the same age have......

    variying sizes of spurs?? Last April I bought 4 8-week old chicks from my feed store, they were sold to me as red stars, and pullets. NOW it's become evident they are Rhode Island Reds and at least 3 are roosters, I know that, I've heard 'em crow. I had to seperated the three from my flock...
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    Dicreased egg production, can't figure out why????

    Ok I need some input. I have currently 7 hens of laying age. I may get 3 or 4 eggs a day but ususally 2 or none. I can't figure out what the deal is. My chickens are all in together, complete with the younger ones, all get along. They are fed free choice Layena, as much as they want (about 3...
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    Question? Chickens and Pregancy, is it safe???

    Apologize if this is in the wrong area, couldn't really figure out where it should belong. And I've read or searched on the net and can't find anything that helps, so I'm asking here. I just foudn out that my dh adn I are expecting our 2nd. I have 45 chickens. Dh really doesn't like messing...
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    Can anyone help? Sexing Chicks

    I'm about to go crazy with these young birds! I have 4 5 month old RIR's. One I was sure was a roo, even posted pics here to check and got that too. NOW another one is growing into feathers just like this other one. The other two are short tailed, and don't have as big of bumps on their legs...
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    Baby chick just hatched HELP!!!!!!!

    One of my hens has been setting 5 eggs, that I got from my brother, three were broken mid set, and we were down to 2. I checked today and one tried to hatch but only made it half out of the shell and was dead and the other was trying to get out, so I helped it. I have ‘him’ in a box under a...
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    Question on Purina Layena Crumbles, it's all powder!

    Anyone else have that problem with the crumbles? The last two bags I got were more powder than crumbles and my chickens won't even try to eat the powder. I tried the pellets about 3 bags ago, and they ate them great for the first couple of weeks, then decided they didn't like them, so I...
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    Hatching with a broody hen question????

    Just to grins and giggles, I traded some fertilized (I hope) eggs from my brother to give to my broody Buff Orpington hen. I gave her 5. She chose the popular nesting box, and I don't know if she is coming out to eat and or drink or if the others are getting on top of her and laying but I end...
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    No feathers? Normal??

    I bought 6 supposedly 2 yr old hens, they didn't have any feathers when I got them and they still don't, he told me it was from the rooster. The one that was left here hasn't ever gone bald and I don't know her age. My rooster is about 10 or so months old but I don't think he's working, or I...
  10. Double T

    Roo or Hen

    One of my EE 6 week old chicks. This one seems to carry itself differently than the o thers, and has alonger tail. Pretty sure this one is a hen, same age from same bunch
  11. Double T

    Breed AND Gender please???

    This is one of my 4 middle sized chicks, feed store told me they were all res Star pullets at 8 weeks old, they are about 16 now. But this guy/girl looks different in the top notch and hanger downers than the other three do, and the color on all of them is so much darker than the red star...
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    RIR's and Cherry Eggers?? Need some pictures-4 weeks old

    I've got 10 total red 4 week old chicks, 5 are supposed to be RIR's and 5 Cherry Eggers, problem is that I can't tell them apart! I can't share pictures right now as my main computer that I use is packed still, and the one I'm on freezes and crashes when I try to add pictures, so I was wondering...
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    Egg laying, can you explain and Production whites???

    Found an ad for some production white pullets, they have just started laying, two weeks ago, and she told me they were laying pullet eggs, oh and the eggs were white. I've never heard of a production white, and wanted to get some more info. How do they lay? and how long? I ask becuase I jumped...
  14. Double T

    How long do baby chicks need a heat lamp?

    My guys are fast approaching 4 weeks old (on Wed). They've been in their own little pen in the chicken coop since a week and an a half when they outgrew their brooder, I've got 29 of them and have been leaving the red heat light on them at night. Our temps have been 80's to 100's during the...
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    Sickly Hen, any ideas??

    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Silver Laced Wynadote(sp), was told 2 yrs old, no idea on weight, fat chicken, lol 2) What is the behavior, exactly. Noticed Tuesday evening, she was standing in the water all fluffed up, not moving, had pooped in it, so I made her get out, and rinsed and...
  16. Double T

    Got Baby chicks in 2 weeks ago!!!-Update and a few q's about breeds

    OK it's been hectic with the fire and the move, but my baby chicks came in two weeks ago, last friday. They are too stinking cute, ordered from Cackle, ordered and paid for 27, ended sup with 29, don't know if someone miscounted or added a few for death loss. ORdered 5 of each-Buff Orpingtons...
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    How much do you feed??? And what kinds-Layer, grower, scratch?

    Grown chickens?? My small flock is penned up in their coop (it's got an outside run with it) becuase we are not currently living at the place, will be there full time hopefully in a month though. I've been going over and checking on everything 2 times a day, and they are eating 1 full small...
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    Yikes! Cackle Hatchery related, should I be worried?????

    I placed an order with Cackle Hatchery on the 15th of March, I called and asked about dates and the lady told me that they'd prob arrive the last of April, first of May, said ok, and thanks, hung up and placed it online. ON the site it said that you card woudl be charged the day you ordered, it...
  19. Double T

    Ameracauna/Australorp Rooster, can anyone tell me about....

    them? I 'adopted' one today, lol he's cute in his pictures and there is only one hen left at the place we'll be at shortly and I penned her up and she's not liking it. I can't seem to find any grown chickens to keep her company yet, although I have a passel of chicks ordered that will be here...
  20. Double T

    Cackle Hatchery

    Anyone ever ordered? I did this am, becuase McMurray was so backed up, I got a confirmation email and at check out they said they'd charge my card immediatly but haven't yet, shoudl I be worried? Also can you call them and ask for the chicks to be vaxs for the Mareks stuff? I forgot to add that...
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