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  1. Singlemaple

    I Love my incubator... Is that bad??

    So as you probably read from the title of this thread... I absolutely LOVE my incubator... I picked it up last spring from someone on craigslist for $200 .. It's a 250 egg incubator, self rotating with 3 shelves for eggs and a shelf on the bottom for the chicks.. I don't know what the brand is...
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    Kids say the funniest things.

    So this afternoon i picked up my 3yr old niece from school and on the way home she explained to me why we have roosters and hens ( a flock of 54 laying hens with 5 roo's for breeding and then 100 meat roosters heading to freezer camp tomorrow and the next few days.. ) So according to Katie (...
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    which one should i keep?

    I got two roosters for every breed i wanted for breeding so if for any reason one didn't make it or one was too aggressive we would have a second option. anyway i have two BCM roosters i am trying to decide which one i should keep, neither one is aggressive... which one should i keep for...
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    Freedom rangers?

    Right now i have 97 RR roosters that i am raising for meat... ( had 100 ) the RR roosters i have right now are around 12 wks they are about 4 lbs I'm guessing, they are heading to freezer camp first weekend in December and hopefully will be a few pounds more. I have been reading about...
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    BIrds all clogged up?

    I just put down 4 of my birds.. They have been coughing / sneezing for the last 2 weeks and the last 2 days started to have a discharge coming from the mouth / nose... do you know what could have caused that? I inspected them after i put them down they where draining lots of stuff through...
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    hen with a cough?

    one of my br hens i hatched this year every once in awhile has a cough / sneeze... her crop feels like it is full of water with no rocks or sand in it at all.... what could be going on with her?
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    NPIP bands fell off my roo's?

    about 2 weeks ago i noticed that my barred rock rooster's NPIP band was kind of loose so i grabbed him and adjusted the band it just kept jumping around on his leg. next day he doesn't have it on and i can't find it.. last night i was watching the birds as they're free ranging and my HQ SLW...
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    what to get?

    I am thinking of getting a few turkeys to raise for thanksgiving dinner.. what breed would you guys suggest for my area ( southern NH) and they will live with my chickens i will need to know how much space do they need compared to chickens? please let me know.. u gave had some friends...
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    coccidiosis in my flock?

    So just to give a visual i have 2 coops and 2 runs but there very close the runs they can see each other and if i didn't have super fine mesh over the chain link they would be able to stick there heads through and touch.... so now this past week on the 6Th i went out to take care of the baby...
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    I have 30 laying hens currently and i think they may have started molting i have 7 NH reds, 2 barred rocks and 1 copper rock that are 15 months old and. then i have 7 NH reds, 4 barred rocks and 9 ee's that are 11 months old... Normally i get 24-27 eggs a day the last 3 days where 16,13 and...
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    Multiple muts i want to know the gender of please help....*Picture heavy*

    So all these birds are 10 and 13 weeks. I will list the age and what i think where its parents, these are all birds i hatched. Chicken #1 .... 10 week old EE X partridge rock hen... most likely a rooster Chicken #1 Face of EEXPR 13 week old EE x PR next to Chicken #1 (10 week old EE x PR)...
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    What is this? * Picture heavy *

    So i hatched out a hole ton of babys this year and i think this is a boy... it is from and EE roo and a partridge rock hen.. he/she is beautiful tho... if its a boy we have to get rid of him cause he is a brother to the girls so we dont want inbreeding... so here are a bunch of pictures of...
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    adding chicks to more chicks?

    I have 8 one week old chicks ( they're my new roe's ) and i was wondering if i can add my 35 day old chicks i just got with them? the roo's are very friendly i hold them daily. would it be save to do that? I would put them in a 3 foot tall and wide dog crate that is 4 and a half feet long they...
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    I need a broody....

    So i have 8 baby chicks hanging out in the kitchen and i have another 35 coming Friday but my mom doesn't want them in the house she wants me to get a broody well multiples to take care of these chicks.... How do i get a hen broody? I have NH's, BR's and EE's which ones do you think would be...
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    BR rooster

    What is a good age to cull BR roosters? I have 10 that i hatched ( not bad considering i got 31 hens as well ) We want to send them too freezer camp they are 8 weeks old today.. Thanks for any information you can give, -Hanaah
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    Nasty rooster........ no more

    I've noticed over the last few weeks that one of our 3 roosters was getting kinda mean ( we have 30+ hens so we had a rooster for every 10ish) that worked very well until a few weeks ago. So today I went out to let the chickens out and collect eggs and saw one of my hens had a completely bare...
  17. Singlemaple

    68% girls 32% boys

    Those are what i hatched successfully out of 40 i only have 13 boys.. not bad much better then 50%.... i tried out the old wives tale with the pointed eggs being male and the round/oval eggs being female... I had 15 pointed eggs in but only 13 hatched.... and i have 13 boys so i think its true.
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    Ive got chicks!

    In my last incubation i hatched 16 out of 20 that went into lock down (3 didn't make it in the first few days) so now i have 13 three week old chicks and 18 one day old chicks that just hatched this morning plus 5 more eggs with pips in my bator! that is out of 35 eggs in lock down... So i...
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    wondering how some genetics work?

    So i hatched out some eggs from my EE's and NH red's they where in with 2 roo's 1 EE and 1 hq slw. what i was wondering is how can i tell who the dad was what comes through to show is it there legs will be green if the roo was an ee ( i hatched 13 chicks and 9 of them have very green legs ) or...
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    I cracked an egg....

    today is lock down and i had to move my incubator and the egg cracked.... right at the air sac but i damaged the membrane a little bit.. the chick is still moving will it still hatch or should i give up hope? please help
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