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    New Chickens Being Bullied. Bad?

    Here's a little update after a few days. Each night, I have to go outside and place them on the perch inside. They all sleep on a little perch I have in their run, which isn't great because the run isn't covered so they are vulnerable. They haven't laid yet. They still get bullied a bit but I...
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    New Chickens Being Bullied. Bad?

    I beleive three times. It all worked out all right then.
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    New Chickens Being Bullied. Bad?

    I didn't introduce them over time, unfortunately. I'm an amateur chicken owner and don't have the equipment to create another temporary pen. Plus, I usually just add my new chickens without the see but no touch method. I'll put more places to hide and more feeders and waterers so that they don't...
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    New Chickens Being Bullied. Bad?

    The coop is about 8x8 ft and the run is around 25x15 feet. I have a few obstacles but no separate feeders. I'll try to put water and feed in some spare feeders and waterers for the time being. Thank you for the help! I'll keep posting with updates.
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    New Chickens Being Bullied. Bad?

    I just got 3 6 month-old chickens and added them to my almost year-old flock of 4. They are all the same breed (Red Sex Link). It's only been a few hours but they've been fighting. All of the old chickens chase around and peck the new ones. I try to scatter feed around the run so that they still...
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    Chicken Stopped Sleeping on Perch. Why?

    I'll try to send some pictures, the new roost isn't much higher though (a couple of inches at most).
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    Chicken Stopped Sleeping on Perch. Why?

    The roost is about 1.6 feet off the ground. 1ft from the closest wall, 3 ft from the far wall, 4 feet across, and I cleaned the coop about a week ago. (The coop is all new) The birds were born in April 2020 and she acts perfectly normal during the day.
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    Chicken Stopped Sleeping on Perch. Why?

    The roost is about 1.6 feet off the ground. 1ft from the closest wall, 3 ft from the far wall, 4 feet across, and I cleaned the coop about a week ago. (The coop is all new)
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    Chicken Stopped Sleeping on Perch. Why?

    Hey there, I have a pretty self-explanatory dilemma: My chicken, who seems perfectly healthy, eats/drinks, and I've never seen bullied, has stopped going on the perch to sleep at night. I have 4 hens and just made them a new coop. They all slept on the perch the first few days and all seemed...
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    My Chicken hasn't started to lay...

    If she were a rooster, she would have a talon behind her feet and very large tailfeathers/waddle. Plus she would probably be mounting the hens and singing during the day. Never had a rooster though, but I guess that's what would happen... Thanks for the support btw!
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    My Chicken hasn't started to lay...

    Ok, so I was actually just wondering what the heck that bulge was, thanks for explaining that. So, I know that she does have that bulge at least part of the day. I'm gonna check tomorrow morning if it is smaller. What does it mean if it is still large before she eats in the morning? Thanks...
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    My Chicken hasn't started to lay...

    I wanted to add that I put diatomaceous earth in their food and their run/coop. Not sure if that would stop any parasites.
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    My Chicken hasn't started to lay...

    Yeah, I could tell which chickens layed first because the next few days their comb boomed and turned bright red. Thanks!
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    My Chicken hasn't started to lay...

    First, her crop is her fluffy butt correct? And when checking it what am I looking for exactly? She has been eating regularly I think, but I will pay more attention to that. I'll also examine her weight compared to the others. And could you be more specific as to what that parasite would look...
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    My Chicken hasn't started to lay...

    The ones above and below are her. The one below is of the other 3 chickens I got with her. (Some of their feathers are black because it has been raining for days.)
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    My Chicken hasn't started to lay...

    I'm trying to add some pictures but Safari keeps quitting when I attempt to do so... It may take a few minutes...
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    Afraid of first snow...too cold....something else?

    I live in New Jersey so I'm a bit farther south but I usually have a deicer in their water, put a layer of thick plastic sheeting around part of their run, and ensure that their house is insulated but still has proper airflow to prevent still frozen air. Oh yeah, make sure that their perch is...
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    My Chicken hasn't started to lay...

    Hey guys, I got 4 new chickens in late June (I think) and the seller said that he got them as chicks during Chick Days (the one in spring.) He said that he thought one may have started to lay already. They all looked very healthy except for one, who was healthy 90% of the time but sometimes just...
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    Is My Chicken Blind?

    Thank you very much!
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