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  1. Lady Marion

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my faith, my family, and my farm critters. I am also thankful for CAYENNE PEPPER and GINGER, which cured my four turkeys from blackhead disease! The entire flock had the symptoms. These Toms suffered stunted growth. Today's bird is "only" 23.4 pounds...
  2. Lady Marion

    Diseased liver

    I had to put down a turkey last week, thought perhaps her heart was failing (Happened last year to two of my BBB's, so I figured early butchering was the solution if they showed lethargy), but it was much worse, because i could not use the meat on this bird. Notice the yellow lesions...
  3. Lady Marion

    Lost two chicks, just plain didn't grow!

    I got my chicks last Friday, 25 Red Stars and 16 Golden Laced Wyandottes. Monday afternoon I noticed a smallish Wyandotte a little uncoordinated. She had no bad smelling poop or anything, just was sluggish. I brought her in the house and put her in a box with a heating pad on low, the temp...
  4. Lady Marion

    crop bound/pendulous crop

    I know this has been addressed before, but I can't find it. I have a three month old Dominique pullet with a very enlarged, hanging crop. It is soft, not hard. I have isolated her, and have given some olive oil, some probiotics, some digestive enzymes, and some fresh whey. It seems to have...
  5. Lady Marion

    Integrating breeds

    I have 25 Red Star pullets and 26 dominique pullets, three weeks old. I kept them in groups of a dozen, give or take, in wire-covered bins in the garage, and started taking them out to "play" at a week old. They are now three weeks old, almost fully feathered, and we are building them a coop...
  6. Lady Marion

    Need to find chicken T-shirts

    Hi, I want to find a chicken T-shirt for my 11 year old daughter's birthday, which is the 19th (I know. A bit late to think of it). Her favorite chicken breed is Dominique. does anyone know where i can get a T-shirt with a nice Dominique image? Judy
  7. Lady Marion

    Heat stroke. Can she recover?

    It hit 100 degrees here today, and I checked on the chicken tractor, found the girls stressed, so I opened the nexting box door for better air flow, and to let some birds out. One chicken was really bad off because another bird was sitting on her. I pulled her out, got some water on her. She...
  8. Lady Marion

    What is the best breed for free ranging egg layers?

    I have ten mongrel hens my neighbor gave me now occupying our chicken tractor. They are not very consistent, and I don't know if that is just seasonal, or if they are too crossbred or inbred...... I want to try getting some peeps at the feed store and raising them, or get some pullets raised...
  9. Lady Marion

    Chicken tractor waiting for residents!

    My husband just finished building a nifty chicken tractor we can move around the pasture. This will help our poor soil as well as take care of our grasshopper problem, while giving us some great eggs. One problem. How do I go about finding started pullets or hens? Long ago we had chickens...
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