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    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.

    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.

    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!

    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, 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.

    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.

    I have 9 female chickens, 6 golden comets and 3 black-sex linked chickens. All but one live perfect lives. The loner "Buttercup" is always away from the group just standing there...I know she's at the bottom of the pecking order. The other birds don't pick on her all the time but they give her a...
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    What's better to raise, Mallard or Rouen?

    So I really like the look and affordability of both the Mallard and Rouen ducks but I'm not sure which type would be better to raise. I'm only looking to have them for entertainment (fun, ornamental purposes, whatever suits you better). They would be free ranging with my chickens if I did have...
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    Everyone, especially people who keep different birds together please post!

    First of all, I'm not carzy. Second, I've done my research. Third, what experience do you have with housing multiple bird species (ex. ducks, geese, chickens, guineas, swans, pigeons etc.)? I have 9 hens now and I'm going to purchase a few guinea keets, bantam chicks, and a couple pigeons (maybe...
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    Best way to get guineas?

    Ok, so I've been conflicted for a long time now. Should I order guineas online or buy them from a local breeder or swap meet? what do you folks do? Have you ordered online (Ideal Poultry) or do you find them localy? Looking for opinions, experiences, and thoughts. Also, what might you recomend a...
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    interested in quails

    I would stick to what the man told you. If he has been raising quail for a while I think it would be wise to listen. Plus, quail are game birds and require a higher amount of protein than chickens. On the other hand, if you would like to give the chicken food a try, go for it, I would just make...
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    Order chicks or find my own?

    Buy chicks online or find some at a swap meet? Ok, so I am in highschool and raising chickens and I love it!!! Last year I ordered 9 chickens from my local feed store and they have all grown great and healthy. This spring I would also like to get more birds but I'm not sure how to go about...
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    Inside to Outside cat

    Hello, I had 3 cats a few months ago. My favorite one was trapped and shot by a careless ditch hunter. My parents told me I could have another to replace it if I like. I have been thinking long and hard...I volunteer at the animal shelter in town (I live in the country) and there are two cats...
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    Faulty eggs. I need help!

    Hello. My layers are now beginning to lay. I have 9 and 3 have been laying for about 3 weeks now. Today we just started using them and half of the ones we used were good, the others had weird defects. I looked at past posts and other places online but can't seen to find exactly what I'm looking...
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    What kind of evil...

    My cat was found dead yesterday, killed by a heartless person trying to have "fun". My cat (as recently posted before) was missing for 5 days until last night. Someone found him on the side of the road, but he wasn't hit, no, that would have been too generous...My cat Lynx is the sweetest boy...
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    French and regular Guineas.

    Hello, could someone inform me about the differences between reguar Pearl Guineas and French Guineas? Such as: How much bigger are they? Do they lay as many or more eggs? Are they more cold hardy? etc.. basically any information. Thank you!
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