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    Ceramic eggs under attack

    We keep a ceramic egg in most nests at all times for the occasional snake that gets in. Typically, end of that problem. However, we just lost a couple of ceramic eggs over a couple of days with a smaller egg count as well. I figured another snake or two got them. When adding new eggs, I...
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    Is this old age?

    She is a 4 year old golden comet but the first time I recall seeing one assume the shape of a ball. No extended neck, walks stiff and slowly and I now have her eat separately (but still in sight of the flock) as she eats a little, rests and then eats some more. No one is picking on her. But...
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    Invisible Fence - 2 years now!

    We wanted a fence to keep chickens in (7' high), not trying to keep predators out. The arrangement is visually pleasing as the fence is basically not seen once you are about 15 feet away from it. It is easy to put together and relocate as necessary...
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    Hen laying egg w/o shells

    I have a unidentified Golden Comet, 2-1/2 years old, eating, drinking and acting normal. However, one of them is leaving a wet spot in a nest most days that appears to be similar to egg white. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. There is no evidence of yolk or eggshell so I do not believe...
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    Problems Logging IN

    Since this is about contacting moderators, I cannot log in using IE8 which says that I successfully logged in...but when the screen changes, the BYC page says that I am not logged in. Since Firefox (which I am now using) cannot be used to change "My Page," does anyone have an idea why I cannot...
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    The Blonde and the Rooster

    A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started." Her boyfriend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?" The blonde says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster." Her...
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    excellent Mercola article I have no idea where to post this link. They reference BYC at the end. But it is an excellent article to use for us BYC folks with others.
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    My Awesome Chicken Pics !!!!

    Hi I'm the DD of mdbokc Here are some of my chicken pics.we have 12 chickens they are so sweet! This is one of my favorite chickens her name is Nutty Buddy. I named her that because her feathers look like peanut butter. This is Hazelnut she is a very kind chicken, she nice to all the...
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    Your Duck is Dead (joke)

    A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away." The distressed...
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    Why does text underline on a webpage?

    I have found that when editing my page, some of the text change to being underlined for some reason. This is text that I have not touched or edited. What does this happen? Am I accidentally clicking something? I can place the cursor on it and it does not show it as being underlined but it...
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    Does this egg look OK to eat?

    My wife is concerned when she sees this brown spot on an egg. She won't eat it. Would someone tell me what it is? I suspect it is normal even if it occurs on a very small number of eggs. Thank you in advance.
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    Hello from central Oklahoma

    Hello. My wife and daughter, 12 y.o. adopted from China when 2, love our chickens. We would have never taken the plunge without the information on BYC. After carefully studying this site last winter, getting day old chicks from the local lumber yeard early spring, working my tail off to build...
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