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  1. GodofPecking

    Any tips to get my ladies layin?

    mine lay through winter where everyone elses don't. You need to put most of your effort into variety of food scraps, from your kitchen, your neighbors, shops, food restaurants, whatever you can get. The coop looks good, can they dig in the soil outside to dust-bath ? I can't see the ground there.
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    Rooster with a sore throat???

    I don't know what is wrong with him, but as soon as you find out, sell it. SELL SELL SELL !!! everyone'll want some of it. :lau If he is still trying then it may be a good sign, may be a minor thing. If it was major, I would think he'd not feel himself. I hope he will be OK, ..............(or...
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    In the emergency of a natural disaster where do you move your chickens?

    Don't worry at all, every Australian will tell you the four seasons in Australia are Flood, Fire, Drought and cyclone. It's an everyday thing in Australia and the people are used to it. A lot of fires result out of boredom, sad but true.
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    I love that you love to imagine funny things, and I love that you share such funny thoughts, I'd love to hear any more things that pop into your head, and never worry if my posts require a little bit of thought to follow, a little more effort from the old grey matter, maybe it's gym training to...
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    Well the whole point of mad cows disease was there would be no mad cows disease if you could wean the rich people making the cow food off feeding sick dead cows to live cows. Without feeding the dead to the living animals, mad cow disease wouldn't have ever been heard about cause it'd hardy...
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    Well mad cows is STILL allowed in chicken pellets isn't it ? it's perfectly safe to eat chicken raised on pellets, just like it was perfectly safe to eat beef raise on commercial food, what could possibly go wrong. I think the precautionary principle is that they put it in pellets first...
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    I don't have time to watch videos, I have to go do this :
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    Are you kidding me ? Pharmaceutical waste gets into HUMAN food, Why would anyone care what goes into chook food when they don't care what goes into HUMAN food ? Arsenic goes into commercial chicken food in the United States of America. It's fact. YUM!!!! -not I couldn't find the story I was...
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    Don't worry about lights, just more interesting food and nice places to lay and nice places to live. They seem to produce eggs when conditions for raising young are good, and middle of winter can be as good as any other time of year if food and shelter are good. Mine always lay through winter...
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    Best Cabinet Incubator

    Mine has no humidity control and no water in it even. I left it out and incubated dry. Hatched out a dozen. but I think putting a tray of shallow water into the incubator when they are hatching is a good idea.
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    Best Cabinet Incubator

    THIS IS SO TRUE. Start with an old fridge, it has a cabinet, a door, hinges, shelves, a power cord, perhaps a light, then buy a few trays online with motors on them. I did, and the turner timer is about $6 or was it $10, I can't remember it was so trivial, so was the temperature controller and...
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    maybe chickens are just botulism pellets way of reproducing themselves. Same way that adults are just children's way to reproduce themselves and how the chicken is also just the eggs way of reproducing itself.
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    When you say I shouldn't read everything on the internet, does that mean you want me not to read what you are writing when you say that ? so if I do and take your advice by not taking your advice then I won't take your advice in accordance with your advice. ( Nod ) my eyeballs aren't the only...
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    Sick chicken

    lots of liquid in the crop can indicate poisoning, I had a few die that way. :(
  15. GodofPecking

    Mites? Lice?

    a big bag 20kg / 50lbs of agricultural lime will cost about $7 or something like that, almost any cheap lime, it's a bit like flour and you throw it all over the coop and it kills lots of small critters you don't like, and it is so cheap and effective. It's limestone, crushed to a powder...
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    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    according to capitalpress: About 11,000 mink at an Oregon ranch died from feed contaminated with botulism, resulting in $2.8 million in losses to the grower, according to a lawsuit. A complaint filed by the farm — AMC LCC of Mount Angel, Ore. — accuses the Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of...
  17. GodofPecking

    Do chickens like snow?

    you could start by covering the yard with 80% blancmange on the first day then cut back to 5% so they have to go out to look for it, eventually they'll just go out to be sure if there is none or not. I would. You can use rice if you can't cook enough blancmange. white rice, not brown, so it...
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    My dang rooster is a meanie to one of my hens. He attacks her if she comes close to the flock.

    You can reform roosters, it takes almost no effort but it takes time. Put him into his own cage. He'll try to call and impress the girls with titbitting which will not work because he is in his cage and the hens will ignore him in no time. this takes only a few days, but reforming him takes...
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    Concrete Sand In Run?

    Yes, you can put any sand in on the floor as poop litter, that would work well. Good to hear about the eaves. The blocks are filled I saw that, but you can't glue them together into a single piece, they are still single bricks and so they have a space between each brick is what I mean by a...
  20. GodofPecking

    entire flock stopped laying except 2...

    I'm not trying to shout, I'm just tagging my message for easier scanning for key words. It does look like shouting though doesn't it ? though that's not the intention as you can see. Well the day you can pick out one single food and just eat that and nothing else is the day I might agree, even...
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