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    Respiratory symptoms young cockerel

    How do you know if and when to treat for respiratory infection? I have a 12 week old cockerel that seems like he has a stuffy nose! He was making whistling sounds when breathing and also breaths loudly like his nose is stuffy , there is no nasal discharge or eye bubbles and I listen to his back...
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    Need help getting rid of mites!!!

    Can someone help me please ?? I lost a hen today to mites!! Found her dead in run ! Saw mites crawling over her face! I took out everything in the coop today and sprayed with permethrin and dusted all birds with poultry dust !! How do I know if it worked ? Or how long will it take ? Any other...
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    Weak sick polish hen need experienced help!!

    Sorry this might be long, gonna try and explain situation! I’ve had chickens for 3 years now, still learning, the worse thing I’ve had to deal with was wry neck which I was successful with I don’t have much experience with Coccidiosis or respiratory diseases! I want to give all the details so I...
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    What feed for silkies?

    My flock consists of silkies and showgirls, I’ve read that silkies do better with a higher protein diet? But I also read too much protein is not good ? What is a good % of protein for silkies? And can you recommend a good feed ! I’ve been using layer 16% from tractor supply but also offering...
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    Sneezing and does not lay eggs?

    Wasn’t sure where to post this but I have a hen who is almost two years old she has been sneezing since she was a chick ! ( I bought her as a day old chick) no other symptoms except she has literally only laid maybe 2 or 3 eggs in her life! She eats and drinks and is normal otherwise!! I was...
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    Possible Coccidiosis

    Found this on my poop tray!! First thoughts Coccidiosis? However none of my chickens have any signs no sickness ! They are eating , drinking and as active as usual in 30 degree weather! I’m literally with them everyday and spend time with them and nobody seems sick ! Would it hurt to treat with...
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    Identifying color of chick

    Can anyone tell me what color these chicks are ? I’m familiar with the basic colors ! I don’t know any of the parents They are from hatching eggs ! Thank you
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    Help sexing silkies

    I have 14 eight week old silkies most of them I can tell the sex a few I’m not sure of ! I’m hoping these two are girls can anyone tell if these are pullets or is it still too early to tell ? Thanks
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    Sexing showgirls

    Can anybody help me with the sex of this showgirl? I purchased 3 showgirl pullets 2 months ago I was told they were 12 weeks old at that time ! So far I had no reason to believe they weren’t pullets but just recently one “Ginger” started getting what looks like streamers to me also sickle...
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    Chickens need to be put in coop every night !!

    I have a mix of silkies and showgirls and 3 out of 22 have to physically be put into coop every night and they are not new to this routine they are 8 months old ! I’ve had them from hatch , I have two coops each 8x10 so they are not overcrowded, they wait for me every night to put them on roosts...
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    New members

    Hi , I just joined byc I looking forward to getting to know other members and sharing chicken stories! I’ve been raising chickens for two years now so I’m kinda a newbie , I currently have 40 chickens that consist of mostly silkies and showgirls both smooth and frizzled along with two polish and...
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