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  1. ChickenCanoe

    Weird humidity reading?

    There is no way to know which is accurate. I've had hygrometers that were way off. The critical thing is to have a precise thermometer. I love this extremely accurate Bluetooth combination thermometer/hygrometer.
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    Hen Staying Broody, should I take her chick away?

    Remove the tray. I've tried everything from ice in the nest to constantly removing them. It is a waste of time. I grew up with leghorns but with 100 hens, there were always 2-4 hens in broody jail. That is really thee only thing that works.
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    Any input on this coop?

    Whenever I see a coop built with more nests than the chickens it would hold need, I know the builder knows nothing about chickens so I would expect the ventilation to be inadequate and the height to be too short for the roosts to be significantly higher than the nests. Is there any ventilation...
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    Any input on this coop?

    That would be undersized for 10 hens and 10 won't need 5 nest boxes. They would use 2 nests and possibly would appreciate 3.
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    Hen Staying Broody, should I take her chick away?

    That's an unusual problem. I would put the chick with the brooder chicks and put the hen in broody jail. That is an elevated wire bottom cage with a little food and water in the cage. There can be no way to plunk her bottom onto a solid surface because you want cool air to get to her underside...
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    Yes I know Israel is at the top of the list for dealing with the virus and administering vaccines but if I went there, I don't think I would be on a list. Then I'd have to buy that expensive plane ticket and deal with the danger of contracting it on the plane. Not that I wouldn't want to visit...
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    Why did my chicks die in the shell?

    Again, it could be a dozen things. You undoubtedly will have lots of similar questions as you continue to incubate so here is a great asset for breakout analysis. Hope this helps.
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    When to start incubating pullet eggs ?

    A calibration weight is always a good idea. I've had success with fairly cheap pocket gram scales. The ones I've used were more accurate than some kitchen scales. My favorite scale is a MyWeight KD-8000. Extremely accurate and repeatable. It's capacity is 8 kg. With a large platform so I can...
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    Pale Comb

    Then the color is definitely an issue with time of year and day length. And likely not a pure BR.
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    hawk? How many did this happen to?
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    Pale Comb

    Quarantine is always a good approach. I have Mediterranean class roosters and have only had a handful of American class roosters but at this time of year, it may not be uncommon for their combs and wattles to pale due to the day length shrinking the gonads.
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    Is there a way to double check the gender of feed store chicks?

    It is in Missouri. It says so at the bottom of the page.
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    Why did my chicks die in the shell?

    I thought that ubuy site I sent you the link for was a Thai site. I figured that was why the govee sensor was about twice the price as the one I buy. At 772 Bhat it is just over $25. When I get it from Amazon it is $15. That should make it cheaper than importing. What I love about it is that...
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    What is this on this egg?

    I've never had an egg look like it but if I had to guess, I'd say it is calcium. I do have hens that apply an added coat of calcium after pigment is applied but it isn't that thick, it just pales the color of the egg.
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    I finally got an e-mail from the county saying I can go ahead and make an appointment for my first covid vaccine last night. It said the opportunity would expire in 24 hours but they would let me know when the next opportunity came along. So I went ahead and made an appointment for Sunday...
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    Preserving eggs

    You will find the information you need by reading through the entire link. Without refrigeration, my suggestion is unwashed eggs in an airtight container in the coolest environment available (perhaps on the kitchen counter) rather than adding any other method.
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    What could this be?

    Betadine would be better than hydrogen peroxide. Perhaps flush with saline first then the betadine and then the Neosporin. I don't know what it is.
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    What is this

    I would flush with saline and then put Neosporin (triple antibiotic ointment) on it. Probably a bite or injury from catching it on something sharp that got infected.
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    Looking to do 6 Test shipments

    I'll bite. I don't want to continue to raise any of those pure breeds but I can sell them. I ship eggs and chicks so I'm curious about how long it takes them to arrive since I've had slow delivery of both since the middle of last summer. I contacted a hatchery and they told me speed of chick...
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