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  1. stumpfme

    Pics of my chickens

    I don't know why but all my pics didn't post
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    Pics of my chickens

    I have about 45 chickens now I started out with 4 my barred rocks all went broody and hatched out 20 chicks after I bought about 10 here are some pics of them free ranging [/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
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    first time with a broody hen

    my broody hen now has 5 baby chicks hatched and 5 to go we are so excited there are black ones which i'm sure are hers shes a barred rock and there's some yellow ones which came from my ISA brown hen they are so small and fluff ywe love them thanks for all the info Elizabeth
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    first time with a broody hen

    I went out to the coop today and theres 2 new baby chicks. There are 8 left one of the big brown eggs had all the brown on one end off but there is a something white on it. is this normal? it has been like this all day.how long should i leave it this way or should i let nature take its place...
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    first time with a broody hen

    I read that golf balls are great to put in the nest to help them go broody and when they have sat for awhile put eggs under them has anyone tried this and does it work? Thanks Elizabeth
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    first time with a broody hen

    Thank you for the information. I'm going out tonight to candle the eggs and see the where they are at. I cant wait lol
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    Hi all I'm from Cicero Ind. and I'm new to the chicken business but I am so excited I have 5 hens and 2 roosters i got my hens last summer and finally one of my barred rocks went broody her first day of sitting was Feb 3rd. She had 12 eggs under her from the other hen laying in the same box I...
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    first time with a broody hen

    I am so excited I have 5 hens and 2 roosters i got my hens last summer and finally one of my barred rocks went broody her first day of sitting was Feb 3rd. She had 12 eggs under her from the other hen laying in the same box I had to move her to the brooder with her eggs. I candled them this...
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    Cold eggs

    Thank you I will try it and see cant hurt anything, I also saw a video that said large eggs wont hatch I have a RIR who lays large eggs Do you know if this is true or not I hate to waste eggs Thanks Mary
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    Cold eggs

    Hi all Im trying to learn how to incubate my chicken eggs . I live in Indiana and right now its 8 degrees here I do not heat my coop so i would like to know how long can eggs stay in the coop at this temp before they are bad and cannot be put in the incubator, I work from 11 to 2 everyday and a...
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    Help I think my hen is broody!!!

    I have 3 hens that have been laying for about 2 months now we just got a beautiful rooster last Monday the people that had him had to rehome him their neighbors complained about his crowing all the time. well i have gotten 3 eggs everyday since they started laying as of this Friday i only got 2...
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    how often do ducks lay egg?

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    how often do ducks lay egg?

    If I use a bator will the little ducklings be safe to put with the big ducks since they are their offspring or do j have to keep them separate Thanks Elizabeth
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    how often do ducks lay egg?

    My Rouen started laying the first day of sept she then skipped a day then went several days not laying she now has 8 eggs it's the 18th they are fertile should I leave them or do they go bad after awhile she has them in 3 different sections of her nest she doesn't sit on them during the day at...
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    Hi there I saw you were from Pendleton my husband grew up there we now live in Cicero and just got our chickens about a month ago we have 6 hens and 2 roosters I'm going Thursday to pick up 10 more hens we also have 2 Rouen duck a drake and a female we are loving our chickens the boys love to...
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    how often do ducks lay egg?

    I have 2 Rouen ducks 1 female and 1 male I got my first egg today and we are all so excited the boys want to leave them to hatch but my question is will they hatch and how long will it take? the boys will be heart broke if I take them out of the coop but I hate for them to go to waste if I...
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    duck fighting

    Yes I could get more females I have a big area for them I will start looking thanks so much
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    duck fighting

    Thank you so much should I take the female duck out to?
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    duck fighting

    I have a male and a female duck and they have been with my chickens and everything has been good my hens started laying a few weeks ago my drake started I thought fighting with my hens I came home last Friday and 1 of my hens was dead in the barn the male killed my hen they now have a different...
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    INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

    Hi all I have 2 ducks a male and a female they were in with my chickens never have had a problem last week the male killed one of my laying hens I was so upset I was told after that male Ducks will try and mate the hens when they begin to lay and they are very brutal to the hen well since this...
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