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  1. Trisseh

    Thanks for the deep freeze Mother Nature, frostbite on feet

    Hey everyone! I have one of my 16 week old hedemora cockerels that decided it was a great idea to sit on top of the covered water bowl, and to then also dabble his feet in the water. 🤦‍♀️ No one else is having any issues, other than my icelandic with the giant single comb, but this guy is in...
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    Help me, meatie gurus! :D first time doing meat birds

    Hey all! This summer will be the first time we do meat birds; I have some layers and some ducks but haven’t done anything beyond culling for sickness. I do have quail and processed a few of them, and I found I am able to do it, so chickens were the next logical step. :) So here’s where I’m...
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    Swedish Hedemora! (Yes, I know they’re still too young haha)

    Hey guys! I’m starting a post here for the 3 little Hedemora I hatched out. It will be a WIP to show the progression and then when they’re a bit older, get some opinions. I had a hard time guessing with my first one as she was wooly feathered, and her face flushed often! I got 2 smooth...
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    The war has begun - and the skunks are winning!

    Gahhh! Anyone else dealing with nuisance skunks in excess this year? I mean, I’ve always had them moseying through the yard, but it’s become ridiculous this fall. Between them and the chipmunks... grr. I have pens made of pallets with mesh to keep the chickens in, and 2 or 3 strands of electric...
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    Chronicling my duckling losses here :(

    Hey everyone! I wanted to start a thread on what happened to me and my ducklings, and I’ll post updates as I get them, in case it may help others later on down the road. I hatched 6 Indian runners and 1 magpie 5 weeks ago; sold 4 runners, kept 2 and the magpie. I purchased 7 call ducks (a mama...
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    Can anyone help with the possible genetics behind this?

    Hey everyone! I hatched out 2 eggs from my blue runner drake and my silver appleyard duck; I had 3 eggs but the last failed to pip. Out of these, I wound up with a yellow duckling (pictured on the right) a black bibbed (which is the one that died) and this interesting little brown one. I’m not...
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    Suddenly aggressive male quail

    Hello everyone! I’m super new to quail and have been reading up on as much as I can and I thought I was pretty well prepared. Famous last words right? Haha. My group is now 6 weeks old, and unfortunately mostly males. There are 3 I’m not sure of, and 4 definite males in the group (crowing and...
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    Tiny duckling! Anyone else experienced one like this?

    Hey guys! I hatched out 6 ducklings a little over a week ago. 5 Indian runners and one magpie. The runners all hatched ok, within 24 hours of each other. One had an eye issue but otherwise they’re all normal. They’re growing like they should be, exponentially increasing in weight, that kind of...
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    Icelandic, Silkie, and d’uccle chicks! :)

    I’m starting a thread for these guys to make it easier to track their progress and maybe help others to compare. :) so, the d’uccles first. Mille fleur, 3 weeks today, but pics from last week. I’ll update later today. Fanty (I believe this one is a cockerel) Mingo Badger - I’ll add pics for...
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    14 week old sebright cockerel with nerve damage? Or worse?

    Hey all, I’m reaching out on here to see if anyone has had a similar situation to mine. I have this lovely sebright cockerel who was the top dog in the tiny flock of 3, one silkie x of unknown gender, and a surprise EE cockerel that’s the same age. Lately the boys have been having small spats...
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    Italian quail?

    Hey everyone! I’m 100% new to quail, this is the first batch I’ve hatched and the first bunch I’ve owned. I’ve read that certain colors are feather sexable which is awesome. I got 4 silver looking ones, and I know they can’t be, nor the tuxedo, the white, but I did wind up with 3 goldens and I...
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    RJF, Swedish Hedemora, and Mille fleur d’uccles

    Hello again everyone! I’m posting my newest babies (minus my Legbar, already know what she is haha) to start the ball rolling. :) first 2 birds are now 5 weeks old. First pics are day old or a couple days, mid pic is a week or so, and last pic is a few days ago. d’uccles are only 2 days old...
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    Moing’s Journey - splay leg? Slipped tendons? Valgus deformity? Who knows.

    I thought I would document this little ones progress here. Some background: Golden Crele Legbar, hatched from a shipped egg. Hatched on her own on July 9/20. The only egg to hatch, her egg mates both had issues of their own upon eggtopsy. The one was DIS, had membrane constricting the yolk. The...
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    Silver sebrights! 6 weeks old, think I may have a pair?

    Hello everyone! So I had hatched out 2 sebrights 6 weeks ago now. Around 4 weeks they both started to pink up a bit on their combs so I assumed they were both boys. But now I’m second guessing that. Lol. The one I’m not sure on is of course my favorite, it loves to be held and will climb up into...
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    Introducing lone month old duckling - do now/once feathered, or wait for new babies?

    Hello all! Lots of threads about introducing ducklings to adults, or to same-age ducklings, but I have a little different situation with my month old runner duckling. She was the lone hatchling, and there were no ducklings available anywhere nearby when I hatched her - still none! I have 2 adult...
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    Thoughts on the pop door I chose to use?

    Hello all! I’m looking for some input on this unorthodox pop door I chose to use. I didn’t want a sliding door as we get a lot of wet then dry, hot then cold, weather and I didn’t want to deal with warping or shifting. We were going to just make a hatch type door and then I saw this and thought...
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    Sebright, EE, and Whiting True Blue

    Hey all! I have 3 more to get opinions on. :) I have an idea on all 3 of them but I’d like input from those far more experienced than I am. And these threads are always fun! :D I believe the EE and sebright are around 5-ish weeks, the true blue is a little younger. sebright: Whiting True...
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    Duckling avoiding heated end of brooder

    Hello all, I have this nice little group of 3 ducklings that I hatched out. The first one to hatch was a full 36-48 hours before the other 2, both of which needed assistance. Those 2 are touch and go and we’ll see if they survive. They’re not the ones I’m wondering about though. Haha. They’re...
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    Silkie/Frizzle chicks

    Hey all! I obtained these 2 from a local breeder, unsure about sex on either (wasn’t a huge concern for me because at this time they’re the only chickens here) but figured I would start my thread now and see what you peeps think! They’re around 3-4 weeks now, I think. Not sure on their hatch...
  20. Trisseh

    Hello all!

    Hi everyone! I’m new to BYC (for posting that is) but I’ve been perusing the boards here since I started planning my duck flock. 1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I’ve never had chickens, helped with friends and neighbours birds and didn’t want chooks myself. Ducks...
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