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  1. Germaine_11.20

    This is Weird, and I really need to know if anyone has this problem

    OK this is a bit long but here goes. My baby chicks kept dying this past 6-9 months and some juvies too. For no reason. I went through the gamut trying different meds ect... finally I had enough and sent one in to have a necropsy. The diagnosis came back that it was most likely "oral thrush"...
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    Light Sussex/Coronation

    Hello, Having some serious problems right now so I am going to need to downsize my flock. Prices are negotiable so please pm me with any offers. Birds I will be selling are all from good stock. The Light Sussex came from Greenfire Farms and some from another seller on BYC (Janie Marie). I...
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    Will Oxine kill the Mother in ACV?

    I am wondering if Oxine will kill of the Mother in Apple Cider Vinegar? I am rinsing with Oxine and have been adding ACV to the water and realized that perhaps the Oxine is killing off all the benefits of using ACV. Any opinions? Same question but with Acidified Copper Sulfate? Will it kill...
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    Black Ameraucana Rooster

    Hello, I am looking for a Black Ameraucana Rooster of breedable age and good type available for shipping Thank you
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    What is the youngest age I can Eprinex a chick for lice

    Hi, Soon the weather will be warming up and I know the lice will be showing up more. The chicks seem to be the hardest hit because I have never used Eprinex or Ivermectin on them. Can I? And if so how young can they be? I can lower the dosage for body weight. Does anyone else use this on...
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    Pilgrim Eggs-You pick how many (Pictures inside)

    Greetings! The Pilgrim Girls are laying and the Ganders are doing their job. I have 10 eggs in the incubator and they are all developing so these are fertile eggs. Please don't hit the "buy it now" button, just PM me. I am collecting eggs and can ship as they come available...
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    Who would have ever thunk?

    That in the wonderful world of chickendom I would have to choose my friends carefully lest I befriend someone who was not in the “click”. That I would risk the opportunity to be part of a group of the “Elite” because I stood up to defend someone who wasn’t one of “them” That the availability...
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    12 + extras Light Sussex/Split to Coronation Hatching Eggs

    Up for auction are eggs from my Light Sussex Flock. The Original Rooster and Hen are from Greenfire Lines. The Light Sussex are a wonderful dual purpose bird, big, friendly and healthy. They stand confinement or free range as you desire. During the first year of laying the eggs average a...
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    Where do I post for test hatching?

    Hi I would like to do a test hatch but am not sure anymore where to post it to. Thanks
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    STAKE OUT??????? I need help on how to do it, I NEED TO KILL THESE FOX

    Hi, I have all the birds locked up except some culls and once again have noticed them being picked off one at a time. Either Fox or Coyote or both. I have tried everything to trap them but they don't fall for it. So, I need to know HOW do I do a Stake Out? Can someone please give me a step...
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    HOLY SMOKES!!! Look what KATHYINMO sent me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my gosh, take a look at what came in the mail today!!!!!! These are 5 Ameraucanas, 3 of them are the Original Silkied Ameraucanas that she hatched recently and the other two are the "Second Generation S/A's They are beautiful-- and Kathy you wonderful woman, they are so healthy...
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    Just used Ivermectin--can I hatch the eggs that the hens lay?

    Hello, I know we aren't supposed to eat the eggs for 2 weeks after using Ivermectin, but what about hatching their fertile eggs? Is it ok?
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    Can I make my horse trough into a bather for the ducks?

    I have a rubbermaid horse trough that is about 4 feet long, 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep. The horse doesn't use it anymore and I was thinking about using it for the ducks and or geese to bathe in. I was thinking of building up the sides and making a ramp for them to get into. But could they get...
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    are these symptoms of a broken leg or wing?

    Hi, I am at my wits end of what to do to help my pullet who is about 5 months old and an Orpington. I can't figure out if it is a broken wing or leg. I found her a few weeks ago lying on her side in the coop. I don't know what happened to cause her to go down because I had been on vacation...
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    Great New Way To Help Me Manage My Flock...!!

    Just wanted to pass along what I think is a fantastic help for me. This is a plug--but honest, if it wasn't great I wouldn't plug! I became a platinum member. I was so tired of having to delete photos to add new ones. Of having to go through and delete posts because I was running out of...
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    Why aren't we supposed to use cedar shavings for litter?

    I have read not to use cedar shaving for the chickens litter, only pine shavings. Why is that?
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    What should I dose this Orpington with? New PIC on last post

    Hi everybody, I need advice on what I should dose my Orp girl with (or if I should) I have been on vacation for two weeks and got back last week. I noticed my Orp girl wasn't moving alot and I thought it was a foot issue. Her right foot has a swollen toe (not really bad yet) but it is...
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    So.... what disease was this???

    Hi, I found one of my Silkied Ameraucana's standing all by itself in the outside run yesterday and it didn't move when I put food out for everyone. It is around 15 weeks old now and has always been a little smaller than the others. It refused to walk and after I picked it up I realized that...
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    Mega algae problem in waterers. What is the best way to get rid of it?

    Hi, I have green algae growing in the waterers and other than elbow grease what is the best way to kill it off that won't hurt the chickens? Will the algae hurt the chickens? I have been reading about putting ACV in there-- how much per gallon do I need and does it need to be organic? Apple...
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    Why is my nipple waterer leaking?

    Hi, Well I followed the link on making the nipple waterers. I used the 11/32 drill bit and everything went together. However water is coming in a continual leak from each nipple. Not the gasket but the metal nipple. Drip, drip, drip. Why? I am wondering if there is too much pressure on the...
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