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  1. MakMurrayFarm

    First show tips!?!?!

    Washing tonight !!!! I entered on a bit of a whim! So I'm behind a little lol
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    First show tips!?!?!

    Anyone wanna give me some first show tips? Modern game bantams & Silkies are what I'll be showing :) they must be checked in tomorrow ( Thursday) , then they will be judged friday 8am!
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    Review by 'MakMurrayFarm' in article 'The naturally good rooster'

    Great article! Enjoyed the read !
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    NPIP in GA! Can you become a certified tester? Info please? On Npip in general

    Hey! Can you become a certified tester for yourself or others in the state of GA? Then can someone provide me with some questions that arent available on their website. I'm in contact with a tester, just have to call her back Monday! Questions... *What did it cost you to have them come out and...
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    Mites on my 1 and 2 week old chicks!?! Never had this before!

    Thank you!!!! How are all of your babies doing!?
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    Mites on my 1 and 2 week old chicks!?! Never had this before!

    Hey yall! I have several silkie chicks, as wel and as modern game bantam chicks that have alot of little redish tiny crawling specks on them. I can ONLY assume it is mites I guess? I always check, and we've never had any issues EVER. What is safe to put on very young chicks? They are with their...
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    HELP!!! Need a quick throw together "brooder" for babies and momma

    I'm honestly terrified to even attempt that. That would be a nice idea, and would be perfect. I have no clue WHERE or even how the snake got in. Tin roof, full hardware cloth and wood. Etc... Like I just dont know. But in way too terrified to put them back out there. Their literally on my porch...
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    HELP!!! Need a quick throw together "brooder" for babies and momma

    I have built something for the time being... but I'm not satisfied with it. I honestly hate it. Their other coop was so nice and this just sucks. They cant scratch the ground etc. I have EVERYTHING hardware cloth with wood around too. But i dont like it. Now I need a new one lol this may be an...
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    Silkie Breeders, what does your cull/keeper list look like?

    That's the exact same way I feel!!! Unless cull is medically necessary, I will wait.
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    HELP!!! Need a quick throw together "brooder" for babies and momma

    I had all of my girls and their week and 3 day old chicks in what I thought was a SAFE coop ! After years... I was wrong. A large king snake got in, killed several babies and one of my sweet girls that was co parenting with my other hen. I'm devastated. Just finished burying her.... I need a...
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    Silkie Breeders, what does your cull/keeper list look like?

    So I agree with the previous thread post.. Wait to cull. What if you cull something that can blossom? Atleast have a grow out pen, let them grow out keep your "stars" sell who doesnt fit in with your program!!!
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    PIPS!!!!! Help!

    I have a pip at the bottom of an egg. With3 3 others on top or the side of the egg Do I need to turn it over!,!?!?!?!?
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    Day 7 candling, what you all think?

    I definitely agree to try candling them in about 5 to 7 more days. You will know for sure!! Day 7 I took some awesome videos of my babies moving. We are currently on lockdown and I'm BEYOND TICKLED. From what I can tell atleast 10 so far are fertile & growing. But the pictures are great enough...
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    Day 7 candling, what you all think?

    In my personal opinion, I'm not an expert but these are my thoughts from what I can tell Egg 1 looks to have a blood ring- dead embryo Egg 5 blood ring Egg 7 I think blood ring Egg 12 no development or blood ring Egg 15 no development or blood ring I THINK. Definitely try to get better...
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    FIRST TIME w/ successful incubating.. About to LOCKDOWN - tips quick PLZ!

    I know I know, dont count ya chicks before they hatch. But so far my new incubator has been amazing. Everything has stayed perfectly etc, every time I've candles all eggs have been developing and these little boogers have been moving like crazy!!! So I'm about to lockdown as of tonight. What is...
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    HOW do I pick what breeds to breed/show.. Random ?'s hellpppp

    I definitely have already learned my lesson with the start small thing... I went in 25 feet deep a few months ago, lost 60% of the birds I got. Just not what I wanted to happen, but lesson learned. ugh! I appreciate all of your advice!!! I definitely am pursuing npip / ai certification as soon...
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    HOW do I pick what breeds to breed/show.. Random ?'s hellpppp

    Hey y'all.. I'm very conflicted right now and need fellow chicken lovers to help!! So I have alot of breeds that I love.. Of course I do have several pens so that isn't an issue.. Here is where I'm conflicted I cant decide which breeds to focus on and then I have an idea but I don't know if its...
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    NEW CHICKENS?? WTH ARE THESE

    They were sleepy lol
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    NEW CHICKENS?? WTH ARE THESE

    Good or bad breed to have? But they're definitely not full OEGB??
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