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    Can I leave my 4 hens in their coop for 3 days over Thanksgiving?

    Thank you all for your ideas and words of comfort. I feel better now about leaving them. Yes, my coop has a very large window, so that is a good thing. Like my sister told me, "They're chickens! Their brains are the size of peas and they won't know how long you've been gone!" BUT, even so...
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    Can I leave my 4 hens in their coop for 3 days over Thanksgiving?

    Oh, thank you. Would this just be the suet from the grocery store like I buy for my little feeder birds?
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    Can I leave my 4 hens in their coop for 3 days over Thanksgiving?

    Hi, My family is counting on us being present for Thanksgiving in PA, twelve hours away. This is our first year with chickens (just 4 of them) and I am fretting leaving them for 3 days cooped up. I'm sure they will be fine with plenty of food and water, but I guess I just worry they will be...
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    Can I leave my hens in coop for 3 days over Thanksgiving?

    Hi, My family is counting on us being present for Thanksgiving in PA, twelve hours away. This is our first year with chickens (just 4 of them) and I am fretting leaving them for 3 days cooped up. I'm sure they will be fine with plenty of food and water, but I guess I just worry they will be...
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    Is my girl laying her first egg today????

    I GOT MY EGG! YIPPEE! IT'S A CUTE SMALLISH BROWN EGG!!! I AM SO PROUD. YourLinkGoesHere
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    Is my girl laying her first egg today????

    I peeked in the coop and she is in her nesting box very silent now! I'm so excited to get that first egg! YAY!
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    Is my girl laying her first egg today????

    Hi, My pullet is over 6 months old now. Today when I let her out into the yard with the others, she started making noises I've never heard her make like she is in pain and small "chirps". She began looking around frantically for small spaces to go into and digging around in the leaves. I...
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    To separate or not to separate chick siblings

    Hi, I have 3 chicks that are about 5 weeks old, two boys, one girl. They seem to be very bonded to each other and always stay close to each other. My problem is that I can only keep hens, so the two roos must go. Should I send all 3 to a farm together so they can stay together? Or would it...
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    Look And Take A Guess Please Pullets Or Roos????

    Still holding on, sorry, I just would like another opinion to throw in the mix!
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    Look And Take A Guess Please Pullets Or Roos????

    Ok, well it seems questionable, then. If I can get one more person to say this may be a pullet, I will hold on for another couple of weeks before making my decision. thanks for your help!
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    Look And Take A Guess Please Pullets Or Roos????

    Are you all confident enough that the second one, Jo, is a boy? I may be taking "him" to the farm today, but would hate to do it if this is a girl!
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    Look And Take A Guess Please Pullets Or Roos????

    Hmmm. Anyone think maybe Jo could be a girl?
  13. hamellott

    Look And Take A Guess Please Pullets Or Roos????

    Can anyone take a stab at it? I really need to know soon. Thanks.
  14. hamellott

    Look And Take A Guess Please Pullets Or Roos????

    Hi, I have these two Polish blend chicks that I need to find out soon whether they are boys or girls. They are right around 5 weeks old. The first one, Frenzy, seems to be a pullet. The second one, Jo, has a more developed comb, but not red or even pink. Jo does seem to walk taller, the...
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    PLEASE BREED and GENDER IDEAS OF MY 4 WEEK OLD CHICKS?

    I will have to post some current pictures. The white one continues to redden more on the comb and I heard a loud screechy sound twice this morning that I think may have been a crow from one of them?! I took them outside today one by one, as our coop and run are not built yet, and the white one...
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    PLEASE BREED and GENDER IDEAS OF MY 4 WEEK OLD CHICKS?

    Quote: REally? The black one a roo and the white one a pullet? I would have thought the opposite!
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    PLEASE breed and sex of these 4 week olds?

    Yes, they do. The white one is puffier on the top of his head, the black ones have more of a straight line of feathers sticking up on their heads. This developed pretty recently on the black ones. They are a few days older now than in these pics.
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    Wing identification male or female?

    It certainly is hard to wait. I had heard that wing tests aren't reliable on all breeds, but thought it was worth a try. Thank you!
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    Wing identification male or female?

    Here is a picture showing the wing of my bird in question. I'm not sure if this will show enough. I had a hard time getting this chick to open his/her wing at all for the picture! This is the bird with its pinkish comb.
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