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  1. ChickenNewbie2020

    Broody hen with chicks about to hatch

    We discovered one of our hens was broody. She now has 5 eggs under her and will likely hatch some next week. As I am new to this I don’t know what to do. We have 2 other hens and a rooster (who is not nice) Once the chicks hatch do we have to take mama and babies out of the coop and raise...
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    Sprain/broken Toe

    So yesterday I posted about my hen being attacked my a fox. His lost a lot of butt feathers and got punctured. She seems to be healing up fine. Cleaned it up a bit and checking on it regularly to see if it gets infected. NOW this morning I noticed she is limping. Doesn’t like to put too much...
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    Fox attack, hen injured

    So one of our free roaming chicks almost got caught by a fox. Luckily we were there to scare it off. But now our girl has a wound. What do we do? Does she need to be separated from the rest? Does she need ointment or something. this is our first time raising chickens and the first injury...
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    Rhode Island Reds Roosters???

    We recently got 8 chicks, 4 golden comets which we knew were hens and 4 RI Reds which we didn’t know what they were. Now they are approx 3 months and we fear we now have 4 roosters. Can you help us tell if they are roosters or hens?
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