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    Bantams, Layers, Brooding, Oh My!

    Hi all! :love I have just been given the green light (a positive maybe) to begin my first flock! I just wanted to start a thread on breeds that will be good for this semi-first timer. My ideal traits are... Smaller breed; working with a pretty average amount of space Okay layers, will...
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    Help with my egg growth!

    Do my eggs look ok? This is a picture from Day 5-
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    First time Hatcher having some troubles

    Sorry to jump into this thread but it is day 5 and I want to be certain my eggs look right. I am getting really nervous after reading posts about malpositions, air sacs,etc.
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    Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks

    Thank you so much! No, I am using paper towels for the first 3-5 days and then switching to pine shavings. I have a brooder lamp and wanted them to have something to cuddle in or with! Thanks so much for the help!
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    Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks

    hi everyone! I am going to get chicks soon and I was wondering if I can put a small blanket or something for it to nest in. I want to make sure it wont choke or anything thnx!
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    I am hatching less than 4 chicks and keeping them for a short 2-3 weeks. I heard blended whole grain cereal can supply for food but I want to be sure. So is whole grain cereal ok or is there a cheap quick option that is better? Super new so I want to do it right.
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    I personally love Silkies! They are usually awesome brooders
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    I got some free fertilized eggs from a farmer who had too many. I did some research and I am 99.7% sure I am hatching... LIGHT BRAHAMS! I did look up some stuff but I am hoping for some personal experience and tips! I am super new help pls! Light Braham chick care would be awesome too !
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    Thank you so much! I am going to PetCo later. Wish me luck!
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    I am super new to incubating eggs and I am in love! I got an incubator and a thermometer and some beautiful chicken eggs! The farmer told me they were fertile and even introduced me to the parents! All was well, my still-air incubator was at an amazing 101 Fahrenheit. Then after reading, I...
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