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    Will winter delay my FIRST EGG????

    So...Are you saying that they should start producing soon?
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    Blowing your nose in class - rude or acceptable?

    It is NOT rude to use ones sleeve. It is rude to use someone ELSE'S sleeve.
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    Will winter delay my FIRST EGG????

    I am starting to think I will never get eggs!! My girls are six months old. (Well...I brought them home five & a half months ago). I have yet to get an egg. Now that winter is on its way, (its still 70 degrees here in CA ) I am wondering if that will delay egg production further. Is it odd that...
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    Blind Chicken?????

    I think I may have a blind ( or at least visually impared )chicken..... I am a first time chicken guy, I got the girls from a feed store locally about five months ago. After about two weeks, it was clear that one was a runt. She grew much more slowly than the rest, but did manage to grow. She...
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    How do YOU use scratch??????

    I just bought my first bag of scratch. My chickens are about three months old and have been eating only chick starter feed. (other than bugs) I am not sure how to properly use the scratch. Do I mix it in with their starter feed? Do I toss some into their run? Any feedback is appreciated... Jim
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    Holy Heck, What Happened????????????

    Thanks everybody for the awesome responses..........Pics were asked for so here goes: Not the best pics but they will do for now.... Jim
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    Holy Heck, What Happened????????????

    I have a secret to share....... Six months ago, I thought you chicken people were weird. See, the back story is, I am a hard-nosed, big tough guy (ie:325lb prison guard, fighter). I bought six chickens simply to get cheap eggs and to appease my desire to be a little more self sufficient. I...
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    Legal in ELK GROVE CA???

    Thank you SO much for the reply!!! That is great news. It would be nice to eventually have it in print so I would feel 100% safe, since I went ahead and started raising them anyway!! Thanks again!! Jim
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    Has anyone ever had a chick just turn up?

    A case of chicken immaculate conception???
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    Runt worries...

    Okay....So, I have taken the advice of many on here regarding my Brahma runt. Seperated her, tried scrambled eggs, yogurt, etc. She still BARELY eats, drinks a little, poops okay. She just doesn't grow! Any other ideas? Am I missing something? Am I being selfish that I want SIX healthy egg...
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    Baby Crickets :)/Our RUNT?

    My wife and I just had an awesome moment of laughing our heads off....We just fed our five to six week old girls, (still in the brooder) baby crickets for the first time. THEY WENT NUTS!!! They were very nervous at first, but soon warmed up to them...Then it was on! One would pick up a cricket...
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    Feeding Frenzy!!

    My wife and I just had an awesome moment of laughing our heads off....We just fed our five to six week old girls, (still in the brooder) baby crickets for the first time. THEY WENT NUTS!!! They were very nervous at first, but soon warmed up to them...Then it was on! One would pick up a cricket...
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    Whats safe to plant around the coop? Plants, Herbs?

    Hoping to hear also...Building our coop right now, and it is right next to our garden boxes.
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    Cedar Chips Bad?

    So I saw on here that cedar shavings are bad to use as bedding? I dont know what type of shavings mine are. :o The bag just says "Wood Shavings", and it doesent smell like cedar. Should I be worried? Jim
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    Total chicken/BYC newbie

    Perfect!!! Like usual, it was right in front of my face. All I had to do was look.. Thanks again.. Jim
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    Black split to Lav Orpington chicks *1 week old*

    Hello Kaitlyn.... Just a newbie question here, (not looking to buy ). What does it mean when you say "4 straight run chickens?" I am just trying to figure out the chicken-speak! Take care... Jim
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    Total chicken/BYC newbie

    So where on the BYC home page can I find the entrance to the auction? Thanks again everybody! Jim
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    Total chicken/BYC newbie

    I feel obligated to say I am a newbie so I feel less foolish when I ask all my goofy questions. That being said.... I am looking all over this site to find the entrance to the auction/sales part of the site. I have no doubt that it is totally obvious, but I just cant find it! Please help this...
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    Chicken Glossary of terms?

    He fellow Chickenheads... I made that up myself! Does any know of/have a glossary of chicken terms. As a 100% newbie I know SO little! I just learned today that the term for my baby chick (squeaking) is Peeing? I LOVE this site and it is such a valueable tool, but would like to know some of...
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    Newbie

    Thank you SO much for your help! One other thing...As I bought these ladies from a feed store, they are fully feathered and about one to three weeks old. What temp range should I have them? A low of? A high of? Once again..Thanks SO much for your help! Jim
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