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    Lethargic Older Chick - Not sure if Cocci?

    Hi All! I have a 6 week old chick who seems to be showing signs of cocci - lethargic, neck stretched, drooping wings, laying down. I've brought her inside, started all chicks on Corid & electrolytes - using a dropper on the weak chick. The other chicks seem fine, but treating all anyway. My...
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    giving chicks to non broody hen

    OK, so I know this is not standard practice, but I am wondering if anyone has ever SUCCESSFULLY tried placing incubator hatched chicks under a hen that is not broody. I finally found someone locally who was selling BCM eggs for $1 each and I bought 15. I did a hatch last year, so I'm getting...
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    NON Emergency - Hens losing back feathers, probable overmating

    Hi all - just trying to confirm what I suspect. Several of my older hens (last years spring chicks) have bald red patches on their lower back, above their tail. I don't see any other indication of mites, although they all need a good dusting. I have around 6-8 laying hens, 6 more starting...
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    3 Americana Roos

    Here is my CL ad. I Have 3 beautiful Americana Roosters, just now starting to fight with my flock roos and mount the girls. They are appx. 16 weeks old. I got them as chicks this spring, straight run from TSC - I'm keeping the ladies. Very healthy and gorgeous! South of Lexington, KY...
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    early hatching, bloody navel, hen hatch

    Hi everyone! This is my first hatch. My hen went broody, so we gave her 12 eggs. She got rid of 4, then 2 exploded - rotten. She is not due to hatch until Wednesday, but it is Sunday night and I just went out to find a partially hatched chick that she must have thrown out, on the sawdust...
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    I might have a turkey! Chicken owner needs generic advice.

    Hi all! Last week, I finally got some pasture fenced for my flock of about 15 chickens. It took them a while to like going outside - they met the electric a couple of times and got scared... But they are enjoying it now! This morning, I saw what I thought was a wild turkey hen grazing outside...
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    What size fence squares for chickens?

    Hi all, I'm sure this info is out here somewhere, so feel free to link me to the proper thread if you want. I'm looking to fence my chickens away from my garden - we are just going to make a long fence between the coop and our house, essentially dividing our property into the "chicken's side"...
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    New Chick Vaccinations

    Hi All - this is my second year starting baby chicks (coming in next week). I HAD a broody hen and I had hoped she would help, but we had an upset which broke her brood - she was a first timer. Now I'm back to raising them myself! My question is about vaccines. Last year I bought my chicks...
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    Rooster with Green Poo & Purple Comb/Waddle

    Hi All! Last week (while it was rather cold here) I noticed that my prize Black Copper Marans Roo had very purplish coloring on his comb and waddle. I thought that he must have stood out in the wind too long and been frostbitten. But for the last couple of days, he has been noticeably sickly...
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    Possible Brocken Neck on 12 Week Chick

    I found my new 12 week old female Black Copper Marans this morning laying with her neck upside down on her back. She was still breathing, so I brought her indoors. Her neck is completely floppy, but she blinks, swallows water and is still breathing, an hour later. When she flinches, her neck...
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    Food quantity question

    Hey all! I have free range chickens, but it feels like they are eating me out of house and home!! Here are the details: 10 pullets, 22weeks old (getting 3-4 eggs a day now!) 11 older chicks, about 15 weeks old So that's 21 nearly grown chickens. They can empty the 10lb feeder in less than 3...
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    Yet Another "Do I Have A Roo" question...

    Hi All! Yep, here I am - another newb wondering if I got not one but 2 roos! Brief story: My chickies are now about 12 weeks old - raised from "all female" day old chicks from Meyer. My freebie turned out to be a barred rock. "She" looks similar to my other, older barreds, except lighter...
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    UPDATE!! POSSIBLE PARASITE! HELP!! Sick/stressed/wobbly pullet.

    Hello, today I picked up 10 new 18 week old pullets. 5 each of Golden Buff and Barred Rock. 200 were picked up by a big truck yesterday, and delivered to a local farmer, then I picked up mine today. After a very stressful 2 days, I let mine into my hen house & run, and left them with only my...
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    Do chicks need to 'dust'?

    Hi all! I have my first little flock - 11 chicks, 4 layer breeds, about 2 weeks old. They are doing great, drinking from Avian Aqua Miser nipples, and beginning to perch. They are also beginning to try to dust bathe in their pine shavings. They have perfect form - spread wings, wallow breast...
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    Jersey giant space requirements

    Hello! I searched the forum, and many sites on the web and couldn't find out how tall a Jersey Giant is!! I'm starting a new flock of mixed birds, and building a new coop. I know about the 4sqft per bird rule, and while the giants might really need a bit more than that, I'll be having a lot...
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