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    Has anyone made a wiggler out of a plastic easter egg?

    I can't find a water wiggler and started to try and figure out how to make my own. I started with a zip-loc baggie, fought with it then had an "aha" moment. We have some of those plastic eggs that sandwich together, and I thought a water baloon inside it with the probe shoved inside the baloon...
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    Putting a fan in my LG, how much of a space?

    I have been lurking for a few hours and found all sorts of useful info on getting better hatches from my LG (I did really well with 90% on my first try, but lost 7 out of 10 of the silkies and learned alot of lessons the hard way), but have not seen how much of a gap to put between the lid and...
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    My 5 week old chicks are getting picked on!

    We have 5 chicks that were hatched under our broody cochin that are now getting plucked by the other two hens they are with. Our broody seems to have let them fend for themselves, she still sleeps on them, but they are on their own the rest of the day. We had the "momma" and the chicks...
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    EE's and Barred Rock EE's (Girls or Boys?)

    They are about 5 weeks old. I just thought I would ask if anyone had a guess on Gender. I know its a little too early to tell for sure. I would just love to hear your guess. #1 EE Daphne #2 EE Lucy #3 EE Betty #4 Barred Rock EE Mix Josie #5 Barred Rock EE Mix Georgia
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    Lost a chicken today

    Our cochin that is our avatar died today. For the last month or so she has been "crowing" this horrible noise almost compulsively. Today she was doing it but almost like she had no voice, kinda raspy and quiet, then fell over and slowly passed. I was actually going to videotape it and post it...
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    How long does medicated feed stay in the chickens system.

    We have a Broody raising 5 chicks. We started the chicks on medicated feed because that is all we could find at any feed store here. We are three weeks in and we finally found an organic chick starter/grower at a local feed store and just switched them over. Our hens have been seperated from the...
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    How do we add new chicks to our broody hen?

    So, we have incubator chicks inside and 4 chicks our with our hen. Here is our dilema. We would like to exchange some. Basically 3 for 3. What is the best way to go about this? The incubator chicks are just a few days behind and were hatched on Monday and Tuesday this week. Any...
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    Help, We can't decide who to keep

    Ok so this is our our first hatch. We have EE's , Barred EE's , and Silkies. We have only decided on 1 definate. A Barred EE that is a pretty grey color. We are hoping if we post a few pictures, some of you could help us figure out what some of these EE babies will look like as adults. We...
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    Oh my neighbors are gonna love this one...

    Ok, I know I've seen this on here but I just have to post this. I have a flock of 6 chickens. I know they are all hens because they have all layed eggs for us. We now have 4 chicks with a broody hen as well. The past two days one of our cochins (who I think maybe cochin/wyandotte) has been...
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    Help how long can the chicks sit in the incubator and other concerns?

    today is day 21 The first chick hatched on monday morning (9AM), we have about 1/2 (9 out of 18 set with 3 that are working on it) running around playing soccer with everyone else. At what time do we call it quits (or I guess, how long can they stay waiting for everyone else?) The other...
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    Chicks sneaked out last night!!! new parent question

    When we opened the coopin to let the girls out this morning, what do we find but 3 little fuzzy butts poking their little heads out!!!! These are from a BR roo and EE hen, we are very excited to see how they turn out (and allegedly only keeping 1 - like that's gonna happen) I thought I was...
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    Barred rock "Dad" and EE "mom" make ????

    Will this produce "barred" feathering in the chicks (coming out of blue and green eggs), and if yes, what do I look for @ a few days old? (we have 10 of these hatching next week but are only keeping a couple)
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    newbie question alert - Leghorn rooster and easter egger hen?

    If the "father" is a Leghorn and "mom" is an Easter Egger what do you get most likely? I am assuming if the eggs I hatch are colored, I will be getting something along the lines of an EE, but will it lay more, be bigger etc...? My mother in law (who has the sisters to my flock) had a leghorn...
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    newbie question about eggs in the car?

    We are planning on picking up some eggs tomorrow to hatch out. The problem is that we are going to a horse show also. The eggs are coming out of an 'bator and will be in out car for several hours, how do we do this? Do we need heat packs, or will they be fine until we get home? Weather is...
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    newbie question ---- When do you put the eggs in the fridge?

    Our girls (at least one) started laying this week (3 in 4 days) and we are not sure what to do with them. Do you leave them out for a while or do you 'fridge them right away. We stuck ours in the fridge after collecting them, but feel kinda funny after eating them for breakfast this morning...
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    Roos or Pullets?

    Last weekend I posted pictures of my pullets or hopeful pullets. Due to popular belief these two were possibly roo's . I know it's only 1 week later. The "chickens" are 8 1/2 weeks old. What do you think, Roo, Pullet or too early to tell? Suspect #1 in question - Black Austalorp 3 pictures...
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    Adding 5 week old chicks to 8 week old chicks

    Today I found 2 5-week old light brahma females for sale. We currently have 6 8-week old chicks that we have had since 1 day old. I wanted some brahma's, but they were not available when we originally picked our chicks. Will they be too small to fit in with my group? (3 cochins, 1 red sex...
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    Roos or Pullets? Please help me try to figure it out. Pics included.

    So I have 12 chicks at a little over 6 weeks old and it's time try to figure out which is a pullet and which is a Roo. Is it too early to tell? By next weekend the flock will be split. 6 staying here and 6 to my sister. If anyone would like to give me their input I would appreciate it. One...
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    Hi all! I am new to the forum and new to chickens.

    Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Janice from LI New York. My husband and I have recently purchased chicks. We have 12 6 week old chicks and have had them since they were three days old. We got them from a local farm and they were straight run. Once all is said and done, we will keep...
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