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    DIY automatic Humidity apparatus?

    I have a refurbed Old redwood humidair incubator, that we have upgraded to digital control. I would LOVE to create an automatic humidity system for it ala the brinsea humidity pumps because my house is hell on humidity. Anyone know of any plans to do something like this? I know its likely to...
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    Marak's vaccine in liquid form?

    I just got my Mareks vaccine from the local feedstore and the live virus is in liquid form. I was intending to use a 1/4 of it but i'm not sure its possible if it is liquid? how do I know how much liquid is in the live virus vial? Anyone done this before, or did I get the only odd...
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    young turkey with cut toe

    My 9 week or so poult out with mamma has cut his toe. It is not deep but he clearly does not want to use it.I washed it and covered it with neosporin but the bandage lasted about 30 seconds. He was getting around a bit todaybut could not keep up with mamma and his crop felt like he didnt eat...
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    Wry neck and anti imflammatories

    I have a silkie with sever wry neck and can not get ahold of prednisone. Are there any non prescription alternatives I can try? Vitimans are not doing enough for her and I'm worried if I wait until Monday and take her to the vet it will be too late. She was doing better last night, can eat...
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    SILKIE FCBM AND COTURNIX QUAIL CHICKS SAN JOSE CA

    Hatching season is in full swing here and my broodie silkies have gone wild producing babies. These chicks are all straight run: I have blue, black and splash silkies ( and the occasional showgirl) chicks 1-3 weeks old $10.00 French Black Copper Marans chicks $12.00 Coturnix quail chicks 1-4...
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    How long after they start Squatting should I start looking for eggs?

    My youngest girl Stuffing just started squatting for her tom about a week and a half ago. At about what point after that should I see if she is laying? so far she is not interestd in the nest boxes, but IS laying down for cranberries quite frequently. he is in 7th heaven! I'm not sure if I...
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    introducing new hen she is getting bitten.

    We found a new royal palm hen to go with my pair. She came out of quarantine today and my original jenny is biting the heck out of her. Tom has fallen in love and she sat right down for him so that was no problem. I have them seperated now but how long is this likely to last? I'm worried...
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    4th Annual BYC NYD Hatch-a-long HOW MANY EGGS DID YOU HATCH

    Here is the link to report your hatch rate! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHNQYklmX2dPaWFaLXJpVThDS0w0WGc6MQ let me know if there are any problems.
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    FIRST CHICK OF THE NEW YEAR THREAD

    from the contest page 3. FIRST CHICK HATCHED FOR THE NEW YEAR The plan is for most, or all of us, to set our eggs on, Tuesday December 11, 2012 at NOON (LOCAL TIME). Obviously, this is an honor system contest. We are using the Atomic World Clock for our OWN LOCAL TIME. When your first chick...
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    NYD CONTEST 9 Egg Art Contest

    Post your wonderful egg art here for a chance to win 2 Sebastable Goose Eggs from CelticOaksFarm! Decorate quail, chicken, duck, turkey or emu eggs. span> You must post your entry on the hatching thread Entries must be submitted by lockdown, Dec 28th by 5:00 p.m. PST OPEN TO ALL OF BYC, NOT...
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    Sick young chicken with vague symptoms

    3 days ago one of my silkie 18 ( or so) week olds didn't go into the pen. In the morning she was sitting right where I put her hadn't moved and when I put her out she still wasn't active. So I took her inside to isolate her and noticed she was also not eating or drinking and making a...
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    Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa... NOW WITH MORE CHICKENS!

    This is an expo that also has chickens. A bunch of the Nor Cal people will be there, and Walt will be judging chickens on Tuesday. This is a thread to chat, carpool, organize trading chickens and talk seeds! Here is the link to the expo. http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/ Hope to see many of...
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    Omelet Ranch party.. what ya bringing? Nor Cal

    People are asking each other what they are bringing or can brig the the party ( food and chickens) IS it ok if I start a thread for chickens? For food you are supposed to fill out the thingiee so the hosts know whats up. If this is supposed to go somewhere else or not be up at all, please...
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    Silkie chick with bum leg

    One of my new silkie chicks seems to not want to use one of her legs, she is holding it up so it dosen't hit the ground, and hopping or scooting along. I tried the band aid cure thinking it might be splay leg, but she still didn't want to put weight on it, which makes me think its something...
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    Trying to get a broody to accept chicks tonight, any advice?

    I have 2 broodies atm sitting on some eggs, but I've incubated some eggs and would rather slip these under them, as the eggs they are sitting on are going to be staggerd hatch. ( long story and sneaky chickens) I moved her yesterday to the new brooding pen in her box, and she hasn't budged...
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    IS Speedy a FCBM Roo?

    He has very manly wattles, he is about 6 weeks old. Here was born with white wings, but he si feathering in all black now with copper on his neck. He was from a an auction with a mix of Maran eggs, but I think his said FCBM. He pipped right through the writing, however so no double...
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    attack of chicken math!

    OK, DH and I were out returning a Uhal and i was browsing on craigslist, only to see someone trying to get rid of 5 showgirls. He'd gotten a silkie from a breeder who had inseminated eggs and she hid in his neighbors yard with the eggs until hey hatched, bringing back a load of showgirls...
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    What type of marans are these?

    We got the chocolates you crave shipment of eggs, but only 2 of them hatched. This is supposed to be a mix of different maran chicks. I thought id be able to tell by comparison, but with only 2, I'm having trouble. Speedy have feathered feet, but white on her wings and chest, more of a creamy...
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    1/28/12 hatching buddies?

    After getting 2 chicks out of 2 sets of shipped eggs last hatch, I'm trying again! its a batch of BCM ( I actually not sure if hey are smooth or feathered legged time will tell) and silkie eggs ( at least this time we can candle some of those silkie eggs. I got them at the Stockton show...
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