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    Hen Eating Her Chicks?

    I have a broody hen that was sitting on 12 eggs - I’ve been checking in on her and day 21 She was still sitting on 12 eggs. She’s very protective of her eggs. I’ve hatched out chicks before. HOWEV Day 22 there are only 11 eggs in the hutch. Day 23 there are only 10 eggs. No chicks anywhere...
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    Dwindling guinea flock, need suggestions

    We had 17 guinea fowl coming of age and in the last week we have lost 15 to predators! :ep We have spent the morning catching the remaining two...they are currently residing in the shower! Lol My husband says pop them in with our chickens....but I see many hazards there: 1) the more then a...
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    New Fuzzy Buns Questions - Video

    Our First Hatch of the Day http://youtu.be/vdeGjWxXBXI and here is a link to the hatch I assisted (that poor little one started to unzip, long before any others had even pipped...seems to be doing well in the brooder!!! :) But feel free to give advice/opinions on my assist. :)...
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    Full crop feeding question

    At what age do you start to give the chicks oyster shell? I went to purchase some and the sales clerk at the feed store said the chicks are too young, but their crops appear to need it? It's been two years since I've had chicks and I'm amazed at how quickly some of this information has left...
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    Weak chick (picture and video) ideas???

    I have a chick that seems to rest an awful lot, I had not seen her eat or drink, so I separated her form the flock and gave her some food and probiotic water...then gave her a quiet place to rest... Upon observation it seems one of her legs is weak, but not easily detected so I'm not entirely...
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    Male Duck Mating with Chicken Hens

    We have seven female chickens and two roos. We also have one female duck and one drake. They all live together in the same coop/run. Two of the chicken hens were raised with the two ducks. (all born on the same day, shared a brooder, etc) NOW the male duck has come of age and he loves to...
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    male female signs

    I have read that male tails typically curl...but I am not finding at what age do you notice the curling? Also I have read the females quack...but does that mean the males don't quack at all? or just less? My two ducklings are about 3 weeks (maybe 4 weeks) old now...and I'm wondering when...
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    Anyone want to hatch out a twin egg along with others???

    I have some eggs I collected today and one is a twin...I'd be willing to ship to someone that will hatch them out and send me photos of what you get. I'd prefer someone that would like to hatch them as a pet, but I'm not that concerned if someone wants to hatch them out as meat birds either...I...
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    duckling breed guess???

    My kids talked me into ducklings today...they are sharing a brooder with some baby chicks that are the same age. I'm guessing they are some sort of 'average every day farm bird' (nothing 'special') because I got them at the local pet shop. When I asked them what breed they were, they just said...
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    Duck Newbie Few Questions

    We have had baby chicks and currently have a couple in the brooder...I went to the pet shop today to pick up some fish and the kids talked me into two baby ducks. They are the same age as the baby chicks. The pet shop person told me I could put them in with the baby chicks in the brooder, no...
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    anyone in California looking for a silkie roo?

    I have two silkie roos and really should only keep one for my small flock...if anyone in the San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria or Santa Barbara areas is looking for a silkie roo...he's free to a good home. (pet, not meat bird) His father is a blue and his mother is a partridge, he looks all black. He...
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    Double Trouble Roos

    We have a silkie roo...he's pretty good...although we let a mama silkie hatch out an egg recently and that chick has come into his own (yup HIS own...he cockadoodle dooed for the first time this morning confirming what I had suspected) ANYHOW, our dog got to our flock and so it's pretty...
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    TOTAL GUINEA FOWL NEWBIE...questions galore

    quick history: i have chickens...love having them! my hubby won't let me get too crazy in the chicken world, but he has mentioned guinea fowl to free range in our vineyard. They would be raised to be set out low maintainance birds...They would have a coop and be offered food and water, but for...
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    WANTED: small incubator

    If anyone has a small incubator they want to rehome for free or very little $ I would be more then happy to pay shipping costs and give it a really good home. I would like to experiment with hatching some chicks with my children (sort of a science project, turned into pets) but buying a new...
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    Anyone want to hatch some of my eggs?

    I would like to hatch out a couple of my eggs, but as of right now we are at our limit for baby chicks and I don't have an incubator (yet) so I was just curious if anyone wanted to try hatching out some of my eggs and keep me posted on the baby chicks as they hatch, grow, etc...(hopefully as...
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    Fertile Eggs OK to eat?

    All of my hens have fertile eggs, because our roo is busy...but lately a broody hen has been sitting on them all day (I collect daily most of the time...every other day on weekends) and so when I collect they are very warm...I marked these particular eggs with a sharpie pen (F) so I know they...
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    VERY Broody Silkie

    I have a very broody silkie...she sits and waits for all the hens to lay their eggs, then she rolls them all together and sits on them until I come to collect them (I collect daily) because she's sitting on someone's eggs she has stopped laying eggs herself. How can I get her to lay again?
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    Is there a learning curve to laying eggs?

    Is there a learning curve to laying eggs? A few of our chicks are starting to lay and sometimes they are TEENY eggs and sometimes they are HUGE...and one egg came out with wrinkles in the tip of the shell... I haven't seen this before with any of our past hens...is something wrong or are they...
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    Feed & Temp Questions

    1) Is there a chart or approximate amount of feed each chicken requires per day (we are contemplating feeding a certain amount per day, rather then the automatic feeder option...because the new hens we have clear out the feeder in one day...wasting a ton of is scattering it all over the floor of...
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    Momma's Eggs...WHAT SHOULD I DO???

    Momma hen has been sitting on three eggs for at least 24 days now. One chick hatched on Monday afternoon. The other two eggs (when candled) look full and near the end of gestation. (or whatever it's called in chicken land) but it's been two days since the first chick hatched... Does anyone...
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