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  1. chickon baby

    3rd request for help~could someone PLEASE PM me with help~thankyou~Im still not use to new layout of

    Feisty is my 1 1/2 yr old RIR,usually she is very feisty,not lately.Last week she was not acting normal,was staying off to the side,drinking alot and still eating but not as much as normal.We thought perhaps our weird weather freezing one day n warm the next was making her feel blaah.She has no...
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    Need Help PLEASE

    Ive not been on since the BYC page changed the format so Im not sure how to retrieve answers.I REALLY NEED HELP with my RIRed.Im Not sure what is wrong with her.For the last few days she hasnt been herself.No obvious injuries,deformities etc. She is DRINKING~ALOT. She has liguid with no poo n a...
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    Need help/suggestions for my sick RIR~"feisty"..

    Please give me ideas as to what to look for or to do to help my baby.The last day or 2 she is not herself.She will be 2 in April,normally very "feisty".She has no obvious deformities,she is drinking alot more than normal.She stays off to one side away from her sisters n just stands there.The...
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    suggestions to keep water from freezing

    Good Morning,we have 3 degrees and negative wind chill.Despite my coop being insulated,the waterers were frozen this am.I cant do the water warmer,any other suggestions??? I wasnt thinking last night n left both waterers out there,so Im thawing 1 inside now..Doing it gradually so it doesnt...
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    Black poo~1 girl not acting right

    Hello,I have 3 wyondottes(2 1/2 yrs old) 4 RIR's (8 months old) All of them females,very healthy,happy and spoiled.This AM when I went to feed them breakfast and let them out to play.I noticed BLACK poo on the floor.About 4 different places,not runny and not a "dropping" like normal.It appears...
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    2 yolk egg~getting 1 of these a day..

    Does anyone know if this is normal? Is there something wrong? DH cracked a egg into the frying pan and it had 2 yolks.The next day,same thing.I cracked a egg n bingo~2 yolks.Seems as though 1 of our RIR's is laying 2 yolk eggs and 1 everyday now for over a week.Our 4 RIR's are almost...
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    1 of my new babies gave me breakfast!!!

    OM~ Surprise!! One of my 4 new RIR's layed her 1st egg today.They will be 4mos on Aug 1st.It is a tinier egg than my 2 yr old wyondottes lay but it is pretty w/little specks on it...I think it was "ruby red."..I just had to share,we are all EGGCITED!!!
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    oyster shells??

    My 3 big girls are 2 years old.Our 4 babies are 4 months.We feed them the correct food and add "oyster shells" in w/the feed.Everyday they eat all the feed and pick out the oyster shells.They are either all over the floor or left in the bottom of the feed dish.WHAT else can I give them to make...
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    One of my girls is limping,what could be wrong?

    Good Morning,Any advice or other things to look for is appreciated. Almost 2 yr old blk wyondotte,limping on left foot Normal diet,normal appetite..she lets you pick her up n acts fine No obvious signs on leg,foot,nails or body;no swelling,discolorations,scrapes,blood etc. doesnt...
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    Are there any orthopedic Dr's that are BYC'R's?????

    Im not sure if this is the right section for this post but I really need some help.I hope there is a fellow Byc'r out there who is a orthopedic Dr.One that does knees would be extra helpful.If so please reply or PM me.If there are any members who have a close relative or friend that is PLEASE...
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    Need help if you live in Boston????

    Hello fellow BYCR'S; If there is anyone who lives close to the T-line that goes to either Bayback or the financial district,PLEASE PM me.My son started his new job up there and is no longer able to park his car where he was without registering it in MA.He is planning on driving it back home in 3...
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    "Lights" to sine on the coop!!! yeah

    I am sooo eggcited!!! The back yard is pitch black at night and the motion light does go on if something is in front of the coop doors.A while back,I had asked DH how difficult it would be to put some lights up and a switch inside the house?? He said he wouldnt be hard...Well this past week DS n...
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    Has anyone ever had "rotor rooter" aka;sinus surgery???

    I would like to hear from anyone who has had sinus surgery.Not sure of the exact medical name,I call it rotor rooter.Please let me know or PM me.I need to have it done and Im really not looking forward to it and concerned abt the dangers,after surgery care etc.Ive had alot of issues and problems...
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    Anyone live in Odgen Utah??

    My DH was in Utah today w/work and drove by a house with chickens out front and a little boy playing w/them.(abt 11;30 this am)He called me and asked,"which one of your byc friends lives in Odgen,I just drove by and saw "chickens," which of course caught his eye.He would love to move there, said...
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    Need help with puppy training?? Advice PLEASE!!!

    Some of you may remember my DD bringing home a blk lab pup that was dumped.The vet said she was close to 4 mos,according to her teeth.She was under her weight n appeared to have been abused.Well she is now 5 mos,has all her shots and very healthy. 1.now pottied trained 2.does on...
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    Squirrels....Hawks...?????

    2 questions concerning the safety of my girls.. first so you know;the run area has 8ft privacy fence all around and there is heavy guage wire connected and all across the top as well as under the ground,they can go in and out of the secured coop via a trap door.So.. #1 This am before I let them...
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    No EGGS

    My 3 girls are almost 17 mos.they have always been good layers.The G.L has been molting for a while now but is finally slowing down.the other 2 lost feather alittle and thats all,they are the blk wyondottes? How long before they will lay again? The blk ones had been laying 1 egg every other day...
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    need answers,one of my 1yr old healthy wyondottes died today

    We are so devastated.We had 3 black and 1 golden laced wyondottes.They turned 1 on April 1st.We turned the tractor shed into a coop,my hubby took 1/4 of it n made nice beds etc.Been that way since we moved them out there last July.This past Sunday he took down the walls to make it bigger.He...
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    is there anything you can spray or use to keep snakes out of your yard

    the cat has brought me a a baby gardner snake on 3 different days.where there are babies there is a mama..So yesterday the mama was sun bathing on the wood pile,about 5 feet from the coop/run area.Hubby said leave it be,I worried about the babies n eggs???Also the other day on the opposite side...
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    broken eggs/missing eggs

    Is there anyone that can help me with this situation? We have 3 one year old black wyandottes and 1 golden wyondotte ,very spoiled,healthy and happy.Once they started laying we have had 3-4 eggs everyday.I have noticed this last week, we are only getting 1 or 2 a day,somedays none. I have not...
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