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    Breed of two roosters?

    I have guesses on these two, but don't know enough about bantams to know for sure what they are. My guess is that the one in front is a Quail Belgian D'anvers and the one in back is a Porcelain D'Uccle. Am I close, at least? If it helps, the one in front has a personality about 100x his actual...
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    Two hens limping, no obvious cause

    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) First hen to develop limp is a 3.5 year old Red Sex Link. Comb was a little pale and has flopped over. She started acting off about 3 weeks ago. She did well in the flock until the limp...
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    Questions as I bring home a found peacock

    I've been doing quite a bit of research here before we bring home a peacock tomorrow. I still have some questions that I hope someone can guide me through! 1 - I bed my horses and chickens in straw. I assume I can do this with the peacock as well? 2 - I plan on quarantining him for at least...
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    Found peafowl...what is it?

    This "peacock" appeared in our friend's yard and has been living under their deck for the past few weeks. We will probably go pick it up this weekend to bring to our farm as they have not been able to find its owner. Can anyone here shed some light in what it is? My guess is it is female due to...
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    Very Cold Hen...with very few feathers

    Our 4 year old white rock hen decided to molt two weeks ago. This week she has very few feathers and today our temperatures were -10F (after over a week of temps mostly below zero). During most of this cold snap our Buff Orpington hen was keeping the white rock warm underneath her wing or even...
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    Puzzling losses - Coccidiosis confirmed by necropsy

    I have lost three chickens since Sunday. My husband and I are scratching our heads as to what is going on. All three seemed to have such different symptoms and progressions that we are wondering if we should be worried about whether this is a flock-wide illness or not. Here is the info on the...
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    Feather Picking. What to do? I'm at the end of ideas!

    I have been so discouraged with my flock lately. They were all hatched last year, March 2nd. Mixed flock of RSLs, EEs, Speckled Sussexes, Marans, Brahmas. They started feather picking late in the summer and it has gotten progressively worse over the winter. I have tried: increasing their protein...
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    Still trying to stop feather picking / eating

    My pullets (hatched in early March, from McMurray's) like feathers. They pick them off each other and eat them. A few of my EEs have no tails left. The EEs are the most picked on. A few of them will stand up for themselves if another tries to eat their feathers, but most of the EEs just take it...
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    On the loss of a hen

    I have not visited this site much since last Tuesday, the 27th of November. We lost our oldest and best hen that day. I would not be stretching the truth at all if I said that she is the reason I still have chickens. My husband named her Jenelle-Hen after me. She always followed me around the...
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    Fat crops!

    Anyone else have chickens who are big pigs? I took these photos of mine the other day when a few had crops so big they walked funny. My red sex links are especially piggy. In their defense, they are pullets and still growing and filling out. They also steadfastly lay an egg a day apiece despite...
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    Hen has pale comb, poor feathers. Not sure what is wrong?

    I have been baffled by one of my hens for quite a while now. With winter approaching, I am more concerned for her now. She has had a pale comb and wattles since February or March of this year. Her comb is very pale, almost orangish, and a little droopy. Her feather quality has been declining for...
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    First Blue Egg!!

    I have 18 1/2 week old EEs and one laid a BLUE egg yesterday! Today I am going to investigate just which one of the 10 EEs laid this one. I have golden comets the same age that have been laying for 3 weeks already but I was not expecting any of the EEs to lay for a while yet. This is so...
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    Wing problem?

    I will use the provided Q & A for my situation: 1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) She is a 3 year old Red Sex Link of normal or slightly generous weight 2) What is the behavior, exactly. She had bumble foot on her right...
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    Bumblefoot with no swelling?

    This morning our favorite hen was very sore on her right foot. She is a 3 y/o red sex link. She is a little overweight for her size. She would not put weight on the foot or leave the coop this morning. After getting the other ladies corralled back in the coop, I picked her up and checked her...
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    My horse has a puncture wound

    Just sharing because I am sad and nervous for my horse, Tsaharah. She came up for breakfast very lame yesterday morning. The knee of her right front leg was swollen to 4x its normal size. The vet came and found a very small puncture wound right on the front of her knee. Right in the tiny area...
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    Moved chicks to coop - lost one overnight

    We moved our 9-week-old chicks to their coop last night. They have done well in our basement without their heat lamp for a few weeks and the Minnesota 30-degree nights seem to be behind us for the year ::knocking on wood:: The move went as well as it could have. They were pretty worked up, but...
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    Nipple-waterer setups in the winter?

    For those of you who have a nipple-waterer setup: how do you deal with winters? Our winters get quite cold here in Minnesota and it is not uncommon to be below zero for several days in a row. It is also well below zero for months on end so we just can't plan on a thaw. We built a new coop and it...
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    Does our run need to be predator-proof?

    My husband and father-in-law are finishing up our new chicken coop. It is a custom shed re-tooled by the builder with a ramp in the door. It sets ~3 inches off the ground on blocks. When closed up, the coop is secure. As far as the run is concerned, however, they are planning on using simple...
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    Chicks in new bedding video! Funny!

    We moved our 3-week old chicks to a new pen in our basement last week when they outgrew the brooder I built for them. Last night we put new bedding in. Within one minute of the new bedding being laid, no fewer than 8 chicks threw themselves down for rigorous dustbathing. One chick was almost...
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    Is discouraging flight a bad thing?

    My little one+ week old chicks are in their flight-testing stages. My brooder is 24" tall and a few have nearly cleared the side attempting to see what is on the other side. I have hardware cloth and am going to build a frame to attach it to for the top of the brooder this afternoon. Will this...
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