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    50 chicks gone...

    I just need a little sympathy. We got 50 chicks on Friday. They are all gone now. Something broke into the chicken house and ate them all in the middle of the morning (about 10 AM). We were right here in the house, and I had just been out there and checked on them. I was going to go back...
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    differentiating similar breeds

    Is there a way to tell tiny chicks apart as far as hatchery birds go? I am thinking: Buff Orpington VS Buff Rock RIR VS New Hampshire VS Production red Barred Rock VS Black Giants or other black birds I know that you look at comb types and leg colors, but when the comb type is the same, as...
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    Hatchery Shout-out

    I just have to share for anyone who is shopping around. We love Welp! Not only are they the cheapest I have found (and I have done a lot of shopping ) but they are VERY healthy chicks. Ours arrived Yesterday morning. They are all thriving, no sick or dead on arrival, and they are quite...
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    Am I right? Breed guessing game!!

    These are assorted brown egg layers from Welp. These are the only ones with rose combs. I am guessing Golden Laced Wyandottes. Partridge rock. I have had these before, see my avatar? These are the only ones that are really puzzling me. Straight comb, pinkish legs. They aren't...
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    When do fall chicks start to lay?

    Well, the title pretty much says it. I have never had fall chicks before, and I am hoping to get eggs sometime in the Spring. They are mixed heavy layers, so I don't know what breeds yet. They are coming Friday. I know when they are supposed to star laying as far as age, but I didn't know...
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    roost setup with a concrete floor?

    We have always built roosts out of large branches/small logs in a ladder-type arrangement. Our new chicken house has a concrete floor and no exposed beams or studs. We will have at least 25 chickens in there, with some heavy ones like cochins and orpingtons. I am just not seeing in my head...
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    Kittens sucking on each other...

    OK my bottle kittens are sucking on each other's genitals. I don't know if this is bad, but today I noticed that one is all red and swollen. I don't want to separate them because they get lonely. Can I put some kind of diaper on them? But I was really wanting to start litter box training...
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    Brittle, crumbly shells

    My in-laws give us eggs all the time and I have noticed something funny going on with their eggs. IT's pretty subtle, but the shells are getting a little crumbly or brittle. They aren't soft, but I often have to pick out shells now because they don't hold up. The chickens eat scratch grains...
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    How many heat lamps for 50 chicks?

    I am getting 55 chicks in a couple of weeks. I have never brooded this many at one time before, and I am wondering if I need two lamps. I have two, but I have never needed to use them both for the same batch before. Our temps have been around 40 at nights and between 60 and 80 in the daytime...
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    Abandoned kittens aren't growing well... PICTURES

    Long story short, we moved and the previous owners asked if they could leave the barn cat. We didn't care, and soon it was obvious that she was pregnant. (They told us they thought she was spayed.) So she has 3 kittens, and took good care of them, I thought. She did move them a LOT, like 3-4...
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    I think I have it figured out but what do you all think?

    Last night I lost all of our chickens. We had 8 of them. It was unlike any predator we have had before, so I am just a little confused. we just moved here but we only moved 10 miles so not a big change. Here is what happened: I had the chickens out free ranging all afternoon. They went to...
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    Cochin Mister or Miss?

    I have 11 cochins from our feedstore pullet bin, and 1 from the rooster bin. I have been thinking he may be a pullet that was misplaced, but he is starting to look roo-ish... I am hoping for a rooster. Can't have babies without one. His comb is starting to get pink, and his feathers have...
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    They told me my chicks have wings on their feet..... cochin pictures!

    These are my baby cochin chicks I got from our feed store. I cannot believe the feathers they have on their feet! They are about 3 weeks old, and I have black, buff, partridge and white. I have had cochins before, but I have NEVER seen them with such fluffy legs! My friend told me they...
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    An idea for a new list, which hatcheries cary what breeds.

    Could we make a list of which breeds each hatchery offers? Like have an alphabetical list of the breeds, and then list the hatcheries (from the sticky) that have each one? I knwo it would be a lot of work, but it would be very helpful both to people ordering chicks, and to people trying to...
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    Ducklings from Privett

    These two ducklings looked the same at first..... they are from privett. I guessed Rouen, but they were pretty tiny. One is HUGE compared to the other one. So I though maybe a Rouen and a Mallard... But now they are starting to look different, one has brown legs and bill, and the...
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    Cochins...... I think...

    I got these from the pullet box of our feed store. I am pretty sure they are cochins, both because I have raised them before and becasue of the number of colors there are. They come from Privett Hatchery. There are black, (and some grayish ones I thought were black, but now I am...
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    A question about black chicks with brown feathers...

    I have completely black (with some white) chicks with brown feathers coming in. Do only sexlinks do this, or is there other breeds as well? The reason I am asking, is I keep seeing pictures of chickens with the same markings as black sexlink hens, black with red neck feathers. (I actually...
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    My black bantys (I think) Lots of cute pictures :)

    These babies came from Privett Hatchery through a feed store. They were very very tiny, about two-thirds the size of the other babies the same age. They are black with some white, so I figured they were going to be pure black when they feathered out. Well, some of them are getting...
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    My yellow feathered foot babies -Lots of cute pictures!

    The fuzz is all yellow, but they are starting to get in white and light brown feathers. Some of them had a tiny bit of brown on the head at the store. They have feathered feet, but I don't think they have enough to be cochins. They have strange combs I am not sure about. My guess was...
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    Baker Creek Seeds is making my mouth water!

    I have been working on my order and YUMMMY!!! The juice dripping off those lucious tomatoes, and the thought of biting into a sun-warmed watermelon..... I ended up ordering SO much more then I thought I would!! Tip of the day, don't go Baker Creek seed shopping when you are hungry!
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