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    3 WEEK OLD WYANDOTTE PULLET OR COCKEREL???

    I'm very bummed after I bought 1 each Wyandotte and Buff Orpington Pullets at my local feed store. The Wyandotte comb is already turning reddish, too young in my opinion. I've raised many Gold-laced and Silver-laced Wyandotte's before but don't remember any getting a reddish comb and downward...
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    Silverudd's x Marans To Create A Sex-link

    I have both Silverudd's Blues in Blue, Black and Splash and Marans in Blue, Black, Splash, and Wheaten looking to create sex-link olive eggers any help or suggestions to create.
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    SUMATRA CHICKS 4 WEEKS OLD FEATHER SEXING HELP

    I have 6 Sumatra chicks that are 4 weeks old and only can keep 1 cockerel and 2 pullets. I can't keep them all, so would love some help figuring out who's who. 3 have almost completely feathered out and 3 have barely gotten a tail yet. I took a picture of both feather types to show differences...
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    BEST DAY TO GO INTO LOCKDOWN DAY 16 OR DAY 18?

    I heard that the best day to set eggs for lockdown is Day 16. I alway's was told Day 18. Is there anyone that has tried this, and was your results better at Day 16 over Day 18 Lockdown? My 16 th Day will be tonight, and 18 th Day would be Tuesday March 7 th......Thank you in advance
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    WILL A SELF-BLUE BANTAM COCHIN GOING TO PRODUCE BLUE, SPLASH, AND BLACK WHEN BRED WITH ANOTHER SELF

    I was told they produce blue chicks every time, but I want to know for sure before breeding the self-blue hens to a self-blue rooster if they create blue chicks every time. I know Blue x Blue will create 50% Blue / 25% Splash / 25% Black.
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    WHAT WOULD I GET IF I BRED A BANTAM BLUE WYANDOTTE ROOSTER TO A BANTAM GOLD LACED WYANDOTTE?

    I have a Blue Wyandotte Rooster that doesn't have a mating Hen, and a Golden Laced Wyandotte Hen that doesn't have a mating Rooster. So I thought I would put them together and see what I get..... Has anyone paired these two breeds together, and what did you get?
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    " LOCK DOWN HELP " , EGG CARTON OR LAYING DOWN IN THE INCUBATOR ?????

    I am getting ready for lock down in my still air incubator, no turning trays. I have seen some use egg cartons with bottom cut out till hatch.I need help with suggestions with what works best ..... :-)
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    Taking a Poll - Favorite Incubator between these 3 Hovabator,LittleGiant or Farm Innovator

    Looking to purchase one of these Incubators. I am taking a Poll of what everyone's Favorite Choice of Incubators, between these 3....." HOVA-BATOR INCUBATOR 1602N & 1611 EGG TURNER CHICK EGG "," LITTLE GIANT EGG INCUBATOR / TURNER "or the "FARM INNOVATORS W / TURNER"
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    "EGGCUBATOR "SOLD ON EBAY , HAS ANYBODY USED ONE ??? TEMPERATURE ISSUES HELP !!!

    I purchased a Forced-Air Eggcubator on eBay and and not sure if it is working properly. The temperature is done with Celsius, and when operating I have another thermometer in the machine to check temps. For example I put it at 38.2 C which should be 100.8 F but it reads 96 F on my Thermometer...
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    WHAT IS DRY INCUBATING ?

    I hear some talking about how they dry incubating and wasn't sure what they were talking about and what that meant and how it works ?
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     DRY INCUBATING

    I hear others talking about dry incubating and wanted to know what it meant ?
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    HELP WITH BEST TOP RATED POULTRY INCUBATORS UNDE $200. BUCKS ?????

    I need some helpful sugestions on purchasing a poultry incubator under $200. Bucks... I used to have a older model Thermal Air Flow Farm Innovations Incubator, but got rid of it because temperature kept fluctuating ... I would like to hear from my fellow chicken lovers as to which Incubators...
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    HELP WITH MUSCOVY PROCESSING ?????

    I've helped process chickens last year,but not Muscovy's, and now I'm getting ready to process my older 1 1/2 year old Muscovy Drakes, there's too much fighting going on between them. Does anyone know the right size processing cone to purchase for slaughtering....I've been looking on...
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    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE NEW CALIFORNIA STATE CHICKEN CONFINEMENT LAW FOR EGG FARMERS ?????

    Thank goodness I raise my own free range chickens, because I went to the local Grocery Store here in California and saw the shelves where the egg cartons usually are full were almost empty and inquired what was up. I asked the employee that stocks this section and was told that because they...
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    Wanted List of Black Copper Marans Breeders in California.

    Does anyone know a good Black Copper Marans Breeder in California that ships baby chicks ? Looking for offspring from either Bev Davis or Wade Jeanne's Lines....
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    Hatcheries in California that sell any of the Dark Egg laying Marans

    Does anyone know a reputable Hatchery in California that sells Cockoo Marans or Black Copper Marans that lay the darkest brown eggs ????? I would like Dark Dark Eggs not light brown egg layers from Welsummers that where purchased from a feed store .....Please help
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    HOW OLD ARE MUSCOVY HENS WHEN THEY START TO SIT ON THEIR EGGS ? AND WILL THEY SIT ON CHICKEN EGGS TO

    I have two Muscovy hens that are 33 weeks old and starting to lay eggs . At what age do Muscovy hens generally start sitting on their fertile eggs to incubate ? And will they sit on chicken eggs as well ?
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    How to Get A Blue Favaucana ???

    I know that a Favaucana is when you mix a Faverolle & Ameraucana.... Does anyone know how the Blue Favaucana came about , and what particular Breeds need to be mixed to get the Blue Favaucana ??????
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    Injured Vent now not laying eggs , but White calcium covering rear end

    Have two Rhode Island Red Hens plucked and battered 2 months ago by their sisters . They survived the attack but now that their injuries have healed they both haven't layed a single egg , but now their rear ends are covered in a hard calcium coating as if their vent is not able to finish...
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