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  1. JeanGenie

    Just rescued these Chickens - Can Anyone Help Identify & Sex them Pls.

    Hi all Been a while since I was last here but I know this is the place to get answers.... I have just rescued 5 chickens from a abandoned house and am unsure of what some of them are. They were left to die by some lowlife but thankfully the neighbout the otherside phoned and asked me to help...
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    Can anyone Identify my big Cockerel/Rooster Please..??????

    Hi all from over in the UK... I was given this cockerel/Rooster a few days ago as its original owner was having problems from his neighbours as he is LOUD.... He told me he was a Silver Wyndotte, and he is really gorgeous. He even came with his Mrs and she is laying everyday even though she is...
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    Aylesbury Duck not well.... Straining to breath..????

    Hi all I have searched other threads but can't find anything that might help us answer why our Aylesbury duck is having problems... Can anyone offer any helpful advice please. We have a white Aylesbury duck and over the past couple of days she seems to be struggling to breath. As you look at...
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    Can anyone Identify our Duck Please..?????

    Hi My wife hatched out some duck eggs for the first time a few weeks ago, and we purchased Indian Runner's or so we thought. She hatched 3 out of 6 and all 3 are totally different colours and markings. Can anyone tell us what breed this is please, have trawled the net to no avail to find out...
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    My young roo/cockeral is weak and can hardly stand.... any adice pleas

    Hi all from the UK, I am here again in the hope someone out ther can advise about my poor cockeral "Reggie". He is a young guy, about 10 months old and is in a bit of a mess. For the last few days he has been getting weaker and his crest and face are losing there bright red colour. He is a...
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    How warm do I need to keep my flock....... Help or advice please..

    Hi all Bit late but "HAPPY NEW YEAR" to all.... I am from the other side of the pond in the UK. We are having what can only be one of the coldest winters for many years with daytime temps barely reaching the great high's of 0 degree's Celcius... and nights around the minus 10 mark.... Plus...
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    My Pekin Chicken Cockeral Crest Changing Colour....HELP.!!!!

    Hi all on both sides of the pond.... I have been keeping Pekin Chickens for a few months now, and even managed to hatch over 50 chicks this year in my first year. But my question is related to my Lavender Pekin Cockeral and why he is changing colour on his crest. Reggie, is around 8 months old...
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    When does a roo start to get frisky with his girls/hens.....

    Hi all This is my first set of hens I have ever had and when I bought then at a few weeks old I ended up with 3 hens and a cockeral. They have been happily living together and are now 14 weeks old. My question is "When does a Cockeral start to get frisky with the hens". He is from what I...
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    Mama seems to be throwin the chicks around.... Advice please...

    Hi all Just a simple question from a relative newbie chicken keeper please. My two Pekin hens went all broody on us a few weeks ago after hearing the chicks I hatched out in the incubator cheeping. I bought some fertile eggs and placed them under two hens. They had 4 eggs each and all hatched...
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    Friends flock not laying as expected...advice if poss please...

    Hi A good friend has just phoned to ask me for some advice regarding his flock. He has 11 chickens all around 21 weeks of age. They are warrens and RIR crossed light sussex. He has now been feeding them fresh veg, layers mash and corn for a few weeks. But his problem is out of the 11 he gets...
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    Help with Baby Pekin Chick struggling to hatch... PIC Included

    Hi all I have my second hatch coming out as we speak. The rest of my chicks have chipped and escaped without any real problems, except one. She is really struggling to get out. The membrane looks almost dry and stuck to her back and head. I have had a closer look and it feels like rubber and...
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    Can I give growers pellets to an older flock...???????

    Hi all I have inherited an older flock of RIR's... I dont have the room for a second coop but already have some younger birds established. The younger ones are around the 12 weeks old and are being fed growers feed amongst other things as well. Now the older ones are on layers and corn. My...
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    Here they are 15 of my own home made incubated chicks... PIC..!!!

    Hi all I am a proud dad of 16 Pekin chicks. They hatched over the last few days and are all doing well so far. I still have 1 drying inside the incubator and 1 left to hatch... Here they are... Will post some more pics as I can.. U gotta luv em ehhhhh Dal
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    My New Chicks Hatching Now - Live Video Feed....

    HI I got 7 out of 7 on my first hatch and now my second is coming good as well... Log into the live video and watch them pop out.... http://www.ustream.tv/broadcaster/839105 Number 1 just popped out and still 8 more to go, they were supposed to be Tuesday 23rd June but hey who am I to argue...
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    FIRST HATCH 7 out of 7 HATCHED....YAYYYYY...!!!

    Hi all Our first hatch and we got 7 out of 7 hatched. All Pekin Chickens and they are so cute. My wife cannot leave them alone... Typicall mother...lolol I am going to try to upload a picture of them but if it fails I will post it on our family website and put the link up later today... Its a...
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    OUR CHICKS HATCHING NOW - LIVE VIDEO FEED - TAKE A LOOK NOW...!!!!

    Hi I changed the video link overnight as the quality is far better.... go take a look at our first Pekin chick breaking out..... http://www.ustream.tv/broadcaster/839105 We are so excited, join us and watch .... Darrin
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    Is my Black Pekin Chicken Going Broody??? Advise please...

    Hi all We are new to keeping chickens and have a small flock of 6 Pekin Chickens. Now we know these are so friendly as a our 3 year old son goes into the coop plays and reads them stories. But one of our Black Pekins, who is about 9 months old has got a little grumpy with us all. My wife just...
  18. JeanGenie

    Take a llok at my live video of the incubator..

    Hi I am not sure if you are allowed to put outside links on here but I am so excited I have just got to share my joy with the world. I built mu own incubator and not for a minute did I think I could actually get the eggs to hatch day, letv alone hear them pipping along and moving. So I have...
  19. JeanGenie

    WE HEAR CHEEPING...!!!!

    Hi all Excited would be an understatement..... But although its a fantastic sound of little cheeps I am a little worried... We are at day 21 and this is our first hatch attempt in a homemade incubator. I have increased the humidity to the required level for Pekin Chickens and the emp is...
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    Not Sure when day 18 is ....????

    Hi all I was given some Pekin chicken eggs from a friend who was going on holiday during the hatch time. I placed them in my incubator and they have been slowly cooking for the rest of the time. He told me he thought they had been under the broody hen for 7 to 10 days but was unsure of which it...
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