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  1. jolenesdad

    Blood in poop

    I found two bloody stools in my meat bird pen. It’s cold and wet today and I can’t tell from the birds if anyone is exhibiting symptoms, they’re all fluffed up. Does this look like a normal shed or not? There’s 60 birds in 150 sf of space and they get let out daily for a few hours right now, 4...
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    Assisted hatching after drop

    First I'll just get it out. I dropped an egg yesterday. It bled. It's still alive. :hmm:eek: 3 eggs in incubator. 2 due Saturday One Due Today yesterday, one of the Saturday chicks had zipped and hatched and the one due today was eternally pipped. Nothing on the other Saturday egg. It is a...
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    Thankful For You

    Happy Thanksgiving to those in the United States. In the spirit of being thankful, I thought I would start a chain of “BYC User Thanks”. :wee If you’ve been thankful for someone on the site, mention it here. I’ll start. With @aart. I have a feeling she is going to feel a little uncomfortable...
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    Chick with severe leg issues

    *Updated this first post with gifs* I'm looking for any advice, links, information anyone has on working with a chick with a leg issue. Hatched on sep 9, two weeks ago. Three days in transit after being lost in the mail. This chick and one other presented with splay leg issues. I separated...
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    Bone Broth Recipes

    whats your favorite way to do bone broth? I’ve got 50+ chicken backs in my freezer.... :drool Please share!
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    Going on Three Weeks

    I have a hen that has been ill for three weeks. She has always been a sensitive one, so I am wondering if things are just compounding. It looks like now she has vent gleet. Here is all of the background. Buff Orpington Hen 1.5 years old Attacked by a hawk at 6 months, carried a half acre and...
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    DIY Free-Range Shelters & Feeding Stations

    I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for free-range shelters for my flock. I’d like to find things for predation shelter while free ranging and also feed stations to provide shaded areas and feed my meat birds away from the coop to encourage even more movement. Added bonus of more enrichment...
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    Soy in feed and GMOs

    When I jumped on the chicken train, I found the best food I can source locally is a non gmo and soy-free food. Works for me. However, I used over 1000 pounds of food over the last three months, and, am thinking of scaling up. I don’t even want to mention what I paid for this feed in 50lb bags...
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    Duckling ID

    I just hatched a bunch of assorted ducklings from Metzer. Unfortunately, a new employee just wrote “mix” on my eggs and not the breeds so I have no idea what I even could have hatched. (They are not mixed breeds. They are all pure breeds that Metzer would also sell, so that’s a starting point.)...
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    June Hatch A Long

    Who wants to join in? I had so much fun with the Easter Hatch A Long and learned so so much, I’m hatching duck eggs for June! If you’re just setting eggs now or have set eggs to hatch for June, hop on in. Anyone else who wants to join, you’ve got until June 2 to set duck eggs, and June 9 to set...
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    Welsummer Spotted Egg Gene

    I have a welsummer newbie question and noticed the welsummer thread is not active. If you hatch a male welsummer from a very spotted egg, will he pass that on to offspring or is that gene carried on the female side? Specifically I’m wondering if he would produce spotted olive Egg layers with a...
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    Dates on Google

    does anyone know why the dates on google searches are so messed up for BYC? ANCIENT posts with no activity will be marked with a 2019 date in my search results on google but then when I get to the thread and read through it, the post hasn’t been touched since 2012. It’s frustrating because...
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    White Banded Eggs

    ive got a hen that was in my flock through a hawk attack. She had laid four or five eggs before the attack last fall. I didn’t think she was injured by the hawk. She immediately stopped laying and did not lay again until this February. Ever since then she will lay mostly White Banded Eggs...
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    Lethargic chicken with long hard poop

    ive got a hen that had been acting lethargic and off for a day and a half. Two nights ago she had poop on her back because she didn’t roost the night before. She has had her feathers puffed and acting slower during that time. I isolated her within the coop and started treating for coccidiosis...
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    Chronicles of Raising Meat Birds - Modern Broilers, Heritage and Hybrids

    Thanks for coming to my meat bird thread! It's evolved over the months to a discussion post among a few of us, as well as a regular update for my own and others growing meat birds. The first 10 or so pages are my first experience with Cornish in a free range access situation. The next round...
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    What predators will dig under a tractor?

    ive got some chicks coming this week and I’d like to raise them in a moving tractor. I have only ever lost chickens to hawks during the day, but have also had them in a secure coop at night. I have seen a family of raccoons near where I keep chickens. Do raccoons dig? What other predators do I...
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    First time Cornish questions

    I started one thread on DP birds, but I’m also going to try my hand at Cornish this spring to see what I like. I’ve got a round of questions for those with experience.... Hatchery Anyone have experience with ideal? I’ll call and find out what strain of Cornish they’re working with, but has...
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    Hatching Dual Purpose - Questions

    I’m wanting to try to hatch some dual purpose birds and see how I like the process of raising them to slaughter. I’m in this currently to know where my food comes from, but not for cost or self sufficiency yet. I’d like to try it out with some birds that I could eventually breed and hatch my own...
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    Attacking at the nest boxes

    Ive got 4 older layers and 9 new layers. Most all the new layers are laying within the last two weeks. I’ve got six nest boxes. They use two or three of them and also have picked a spot in the coop in the shavings underneath a feeding trough to lay. I have one new layer that is full on...
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    New Club — Help Please!

    I don’t know where is best for this, so I put it under egg-laying. If an admin finds a better place, feel free to move! I’m starting a chicken club to focus most entirely on egg-laying and egg-laying projects for youth and new chicken keepers. I would LOVE any advice you may have. In our...
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