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    How do you get water out to your coop?

    Hey, I am remodeling my chicken coop and I thought it would be efficient if I could get water out to the coop. So, I wanted to know how you guys got water out to your coop or what natural methods you use?
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    Need Help keeping my coop secure... suggestions?

    Hey, so a few days ago I had a fox come in and kill all 19 of my chickens. Yes... all 19. I have cried A LOT over the past few days but I love chickens so I'm going to continue to raise chickens and this time I'll make sure the coop is a safer place. With that said does anyone have any ideas as...
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    Feeding the flock

    Hey everyone, I have three hens about a year and half old that stay in my larger chicken coop. I bought five female chicks from the feed store about five weeks ago. My other chicks are about a week old from a hatchery. I took one of the big nesting boxes and transformed it into a sleeping...
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    Mixed Breeds?

    Hey guys, odd request but I want to hear about all the mixed breeds you have to help others and myself know what offspring will look like with two separate breeds that get mixed. So if you don't mind can you reply down below and tell us what the parents are?
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    Chickens sleeping in nesting boxes! Need help!

    Hey everyone, I hope you are having a great day! I need some help figuring out how to get my two buff Orpingtons out of the nesting boxes at night. Roosts are not the problem though because I have roosts set up all around the coop some in high spots and some in low spots. The problem is that...
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    Official Wheaten Maran thread

    Hey everyone, I just recently lost my Wheaten Maran hen named Betty and I looked up lots of research about her breed and all, and as I did I found out that Wheaten Marans are a rare breed of chickens. Sooooooo... I made this thread so any Wheaten Maran owner can find any advice, answers, or...
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    How to tell if an egg is fertile?

    Hey everyone my rooster has been mating with one of my hens a lot recently and I was wondering how to candel an egg because what I find online just doesn't work. So can you please show me what to look for in a brown and a blue egg? Thanks, Owen
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    Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly routines for cleaning your coop?

    Hey everyone, I just want to know what you guys do each day, week, month, and year for your coop maintenance. Soooooo...... can you just let me kniw by replying to this thread what I should do to ensure that the coop is 100% 24/7? Thanks, Owen
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    What to do with partially blind chicken?

    Hey everyone, I own seven chickens and right now I am in a pickle. I have no idea what to do with my partially blind wheaten maran hen who stays in the coop all day unless I startle her out of there (she will not let anyone come close to touching her). Yesterday a hawk swooped down on her and I...
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    Silkies?

    Hey everyone for those of you who dont know I have six hens and a rooster and I have been wanting to breed my rooster with my hens. However I do not want to hatch along chicks past thanksgiving. My rooster is still maturing so I dont think he will meet my breeding season this year. My friend...
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    Other fowl poultry show ends OCT. 1

    Hey everyone, today I saw an online poultry show and I thought I wanted to host one so here are the requirements: -pick one of three categories to enter as Novice (it is your first show), Advanced (you have done a few but not much), Competitive (you do shows all the time and you're practically a...
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    The Unofficial Virtual Chicken Show! Ends October 1!!!!!

    Hey everyone, today I saw an online poultry show and I thought I wanted to host one so here are the requirements: -pick one of three categories to enter as Novice (it is your first show), Advanced (you have done a few but not much), Competitive (you do shows all the time and you're practically a...
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    Eye looks swollen

    So my wheaten Maran hen is at the very bottom of the pecking order in my flock. I noticed yesterday she isolated herself away from the others and her eye was closed. When she did open it up it look swollen any ideas what may have happened?
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    Black Copper Maran Rooster with my Buff Orpington Hen makes what?!?!

    Hey everyone, for those of you don't know I have seven chickens. Six of them are hens and one is a rooster. Anyways I want to have some baby chicks and the breed of my hens is a factor in an experiment I am doing. I am trying to see what each chick will look like with a pair of genes from the...
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    New coop any ideas???

    Hey everyone for those of you who don't know I have a flock of seven chickens. Six of them are hens and one is a rooster. So you know what it means to have a rooster..... BABY CHICKS!!!! Anyways I have looked into building another coop but a bit smaller than my current one. I am looking into...
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    How much and how many?

    Hey everyone, for those of you who don't know I have a growing flock of seven chickens (six hens, one rooster). I am currently trying to breed them for a bigger flock. Anyways my friend and I both have chickens. He has three easter eggers (which I´m pretty sure they are actually olive eggers)...
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    SHOULD I GET DUCKS!?!?!

    Hey everyone, for those of you who don't know I have seven chickens and I am currently trying to expand my flock. I am trying to consider if I should get ducks or not? I know this is a short thread but please give me helpful tips, advice, breed information, diet, and care information also...
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    What will these chickens look like?!? Black Copper Maran x Rhode Island Red

    Hey everyone, so for those of you who don't follow me I have seven chickens. Six of them are hens and one is a rooster. I am wanting to breed my chickens for me not to sell. So since I am doing that I have decided just to have mixed breeds. I have a Black Copper Maran rooster who is almost seven...
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    Why are my hens not laying?!?!

    Hey everyone in case you don’t know I have 6 hens and 1 rooster and five of the hens are 1 year old. The other hen is almost 10 months old. All of the sudden they have stopped laying if you have any idea why please let me know. Thanks, Owen
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    I need help ASAP!! Two hens fighting don’t know what to do?

    Hi everyone, two of my hens keep getting into fights and I’m not sure why. I noticed that one hen has lost a lot of feathers because they are all over the barn. She does not look physically rough but still I have no idea what to do please help!!
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