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  1. FriendlyFlyer

    Rabbit housing questions! Please help.

    I volunteer at the local animal shelter and today there was a bunny in there. Our animal shelter is not usually associated with anything but cats and dogs so it's having a hard time going. I want to take it home. The shelter said it was free to a good home and they will even give me a large...
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    Advice on a small rooster dilemma.

    I have 2 barred rock roosters and they are about half-grown. They have begun to mate with the hens (whether it's successful at this point, I don't know). I have one (we'll call him Rudie) and he is dominant, always chasing my other rooster (Rocky). Rocky will sometimes mate with a hen, but they...
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    I need opinions on choosing roosters.

    Thank you both! I was really unsure about what to do. I will keep the #2 and I will keep working with him. I did not consider the fact that oncehormones kick in he may not be the same but hopefully his docile side will balance the hormone flood. :) Thank you!!
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    I need opinions on choosing roosters.

    Ok. I have 2 roosters (both barred rocks) and can only keep one. Technically I believe they are "cockerels". They are not full grown and haven't mated yet. I need help choosing which one to keep. I want one that will protect my hens (not that the situation would ever arise) and still treat me...
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    I need opinions on choosing roosters.

    Ok. I have 2 roosters (both barred rocks) and can only keep one. Technically I believe they are "cockerels". They are not full grown and haven't mated yet. I need help choosing which one to keep. I want one that will protect my hens (not that the situation would ever arise) and still treat me...
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    Hen with breathing problems.

    She passed away today. I believe your reasoning to be spot on. Thank you for the support.
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    Hen with breathing problems.

    Hello. Last night a raccoon got into my chicken run by digging under the fence and killed two of my black hens (I had 3 total). After securing the fence with electric wire along the bottom of the run, I noticed that my remaining black-sex-linked hen was breathing wierd. Of course my mom says...
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    My chicken ate weed killer! Please Help!

    Sorry it took a while to get back. Thank you so much!!! They are doing well now!
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    My chicken ate weed killer! Please Help!

    Ok, so today a man came and threw down what he calls weed killer granules I'm sure there is an actual name for them but I don't know it. Long story short, my chickens (7) got out and I do believe all if not a few ate a few pieces of the granules. Can someone help me. Are my chickens going to get...
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    Please help me.

    Ok, so this morning I went to check on Mama, and one of my chickens must have knocked over the gate that seperated her from the rest of the chickens. I found her sitting in another nest on 3 eggs!! I PANICKED!!! I moved her onto the correct nest immediately and rebuilt the barrier. I felt the...
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    Please help me.

    Ok, since you said to hollah, I will. Inside her little pen I made her there isn't a ton of room, but enough for her to get out of the box, eat and drink and lay beack down. Maybe a total space of 5-6 square feet. Is that good? I've also decided upon going in to get the eggs she lays...
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    Please help me.

    Thank you sooo much. I posted before and no one answered. I'm glad I re-posted and got your advice, it was perfect! In regards to #6, this morning one of my other hens got in Mama's nest box and she didn't like it so I had to put up small gates and boards to keep the other birds away from her. I...
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    Please help me.

    Ok, I have a black sex link hen that went broody three days ago. I know she's broody because I haven't seen her off the nest for 3 days now. It is her first time so I'm slightly worried she may give up on the eggs and walk away, although I have a lot of confidence she will be a GREAT mother...
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    My first broody hen. Advice?

    Ok, I have a black sex link hen that went broody three days ago. I know she's broody because I haven't seen her off the nest for 3 days now. It is her first time so I'm slightly worried she may give up on the eggs and walk away, although I have a lot of confidence she will be a GREAT mother...
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    Preventing scratching/digging with rocks.

    Well, I have pea gravel that was left over from the playground in our backyard. It has been there since I've gotten the chickens and they never dig in it. Do you think they will start to dig if I put pea gravel around the plants or will I absolutely need large rocks? Thank you.
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    Preventing scratching/digging with rocks.

    I have a flock of eight chickens and they dig up all the mulch in the backyard. I keep hearing "put up fence, it's your only option!". OK, lets be honest, fencing in all the flower beds around ANY house will look tacky and will make enjoying the plants POINTLESS. Plus, we all know chickens can...
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    How do you sell eggs?

    Hi, I'm curious how everyone gets rid of their eggs. I have dozens stacking up in the fridge and I need to get rid of them. I sell some to family and friends but I need other customers. What should I do. Just so you know, I'm not really into farmer's markets, we don't have many of those around...
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    Please help my chicken.

    It seems my worries began too late...Buttercup passed away today. I don't know when but I got home and she was laying on the ground, dead. Thank you all for your concern but Buttercup's worries ended today.
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    Please help my chicken.

    Thank you, I will try to get some one-on-one time with her tomorrow and see about her eyesight. Thank you so much, that would explain why she doesn't walk up to the roost at night. That would explain a lot. I will keep you posted. And thank you so much.
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    Please help my chicken.

    That's the thing..I don't know how. Plus I don't have any pics on hand and they are all sleeping right now. Sorry! Is there a certain feature you need described? She looks completely normal, just puffed up. Her eyes are normal as well as her comb, feet, beak, and all. She's just simply puffed...
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