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  1. Hegatha

    No roof top on chicken and duck run?

    I wondering how concerned I should be for the ducks and chickens if I didn't have a top on my coop run. I currently have one on both using the plastic bird/deer netting but with all the snow and heavy winds it just keeps getting destroyed and ruined. I'm considering just taking it all off. I'm...
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    Buying a duck house online

    I am pretty handy and could build something but I don't know that I have all the right tools to do it. I forgot to put one more this was the other option one from CCONLY. Now I do have an 8x10 shed that my chickens are currently in but I don't know how they would be together. I am adding the...
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    Buying a duck house online

    I have 5 Swedish and 1 Runner. I cant seem to find any decent dog houses on Craigslist but I have been looking at these products. The first link is not made of wood. I'm concern the wood product wont last as long. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008E15UZM/ref=twister_B01DQAG8JW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1...
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    Buying a duck house online

    Hello I am looking to buy a coop or dog house for my ducks online I currently have 6 ducklings. I would love to know what others have bought and if it lasted a long time. Ideas would be great! I have looked on Amazon, Wayfair, and also cconly. Thank you
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    Rooster with toenail issues

    Hello I have a two year old rooster who has trouble with balance at times and will not rooster upon investigation I have discovered that his toenails on each middle toe are growing wrong and I have no Idea how or why and I'm not sure if there's anything that can be done. Any advice or help would...
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    Sermara chick sudden laying on side. Help

    Update I ended up taking this baby to the vet we ended up euthanizing her and sending in for a necropsy. The Vet is thinking most likely avian encephalomyelitis bc of how it was acting and its age plus all my other chickens are vaccinated for Marek's. My worry now is if it comes back positive...
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    Treating all flock for Cocci

    Hi I was just curious would it be okay to just treat my whole flock for Cocci? I lost a 3 month old seabright this weekend not sure of what but she started acting sluggish with her wings held down and walking slower. Not sure if she was eating or drinking but she felt really light she died after...
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    Sermara chick sudden laying on side. Help

    Well After reading it sounds like it cant be passed from the parents to egg so if it were mareks it would have gotten it from one here which I dont have anyothers showing signs. It will move and try to stand but its just resting now.
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    Sermara chick sudden laying on side. Help

    Its one month old and this happened overnight. I have other chickens and they are all fine but Im worried it may be Marek's. Its literally laying on its side legs out and cant walk. Im worried on what to do about my other chicks now if it is mareks.
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    Sermara chick sudden laying on side. Help

    Hello this morning I was checking on my babies when I noticed my serama chick one month old is laying on its side disoriented. It can stand up properly and I hatched this chick out from a breeder. Please help! Thank you PS This is a $100 chick so any help would be great
  11. Hegatha

    Buying a chicken coop for 12-16 Bantams

    Im pretty sure I'm gonna end up buying a shed from Lowes Again. I got one thats 8x10 for my egg production but I want two breeding pens for my others which Im thinking the 8x4 Shed will be my best bet for breeding pens
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    Buying a chicken coop for 12-16 Bantams

    Hello I would like some input on any chicken coops people have bought that would fit 12-16 Bantams. I was looking at the cconly coops but haven't seen good reviews. Im not looking at going in to buy materials either lol I like the kits easy for me to do. If anyone has a good place to buy please...
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    Netting for top of run?

    I am in the process of building my coop and run and I wanna know what material would be best for the top of the run since its gonna be large at least 40x40. Thanks
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    Marking eggs and chicks

    Hello I am hatching multiple eggs from a couple different breeders and I would like to know the best way to mark eggs and the chicks till I can leg band them so I can keep track and know which ones are from what breeders. Thanks
  15. Hegatha

    Hatchery and Lifespan

    Thanks for the response! What about hatcheries that do sexing? I was really hoping to get all pullets.
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    Hatchery and Lifespan

    Hello all I have a question and this will most likely be based on others experiance. I am looking to purchase a wide variety of chickens up to 25 total. My biggest thing I care about is the lifespan Im wondering if anyone has gotten birds from a hatchery that have lived longer than 6 years. My...
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    Bird Seed as treat for Chickens?

    Im just wondering if you can feed bird seed as a treat to chickens? Thanks
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    Tri Cities WA Laws?

    Im going to eventually be moving to Tri cities most likly Richland or West Richland. Does any one know what the laws are here. I seen Kennewicks but not sure if its the same. Kennewicks about ten mins away. Thanks.
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    Way to euthanize Chicken?

    Well I just couldnt bring myself to put her down bc I cant do it and my dad was out of town. I brought her in the house gave her a bath, put medicane on her injury and wrapped it. Im keeping her in the house hoping it will help. I have her in a huge dog crate right now. She seems alot happier...
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    Way to euthanize Chicken?

    One of my hens has a bad injury to her bum and and she hasnt got better and she keepes pecking at it. I have tryed everything medication wise and wrapping. she also wont sleep inside the house with the heat lamp so the cold made it worse. This am its really bad to were shes bleeding bad now. Is...
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