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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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    New Hampshire!!

    Hey guys so I am hatching out birds from our flock this spring. I'm setting some pure Barred Plymouth Rocks and Barred Rock X NH Reds mid week for my first hatch this season then I will be hatching out NH Reds and also some Easter eggers later on.. Would anyone be interested in the chicks? I'm...
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    New Hampshire!!

    There was a lady who was a friend of my neighbors that came by one day cause she was on a walk and she saw my 4 week old chicks out in the front yard in a pen to run around she thought they where so cute that she ended up getting 6 hens the following spring. she ended up contacting my neighbor...
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    Kids say the funniest things.

    Yeah right now I swear all that kid wants to eat is chicken nuggets and Mac n cheese lol... But I guess that's average for most 3 year olds. The other day she cought one of my breeding roosters with a net ( don't ask me how she did it cause I turned around and then she called me so I would look...
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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?

    We really only just started with the breeding and hatching thing last year... we want the male offspring to be a good size and as for the females we really didn't have much in mind... darker eggs i guess.. the first rooster is very large he is more then a pound heavier then the 2ed but he is...
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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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    Egg Cartons

    I get mine at my local blue seal....
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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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    New Hampshire!!

    Congratulations kat! Enjoy it.
  11. Singlemaple

    New Hampshire!!

    BrewedInNh I hatch chicks and then sell them when they reach 12 months just after there molt..( i do all the hard stuff lol) i raise BR's, NH's, EE's and just started this year with BCM's and Cuckoo Marrans. if your interested in the spring i will have quite a few EE's for sale.
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    yea i know .... but what does it mean for the other 30 hens i have from febuary and march?
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    all the girls in my big coop are February, March and late April/ early May hatches.. i don't get why im not getting eggs from them the may hatch is 5 months old next week.
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    havent had any fatalitys since the last one i posted about.. and everyone seems to be getting better, still some with coughs but thats it.. the Mt healthy girls will be 5 months old at the end of the week and they are half the size as my other 5 month old hens.. im starting to worry about...
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    Yeah right now my dad and i are debating culling our whole flock ( 64 birds ... 8 roosters the rest hens ) and starting clean next year sanitizing everything... we have put a good sum of money into them this year and with the problems we have now we think we should get rid of everyone and...
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    Oh i forgot to mention that my mt healthy birds also got coccsidiosis...i think ( the hatchery told me that was it ) and i lost 12 of them... now the 13 left are all very tiny they should be full grown by now and should lay in a week or so... this is my first year ordering from mt healthy all...
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    I bought chickens from Mt Healthy they arrived may 7Th... i kept them in the house for 4 and a half weeks or so then i put them in our brooder coop which run is attached to the big run with a fence in between so they can see each other, it helps when we integrate them.... that was the last time...
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    yeah i saw the mareks thing... how in the world did she get it?
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    no they didn't say how to treat but i looked it up online and it says the possible causes of this is by contaminated water.... i have an automatic waterer that i got a few months ago and we realized that it was leaking and made a big puddle in they're run.. fixed the leak but after about 2...
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    Mysterious illness throughout flock

    So i got the report i got. ------ tested postive for Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma Synoviae... Necropsy Gross Description: Presenting for postmortem examination is a live, female, barred rock chicken in fair nutritional condition. The anumal is euthanized by CO2...
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