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    Hen losing weight rapidly

    Hi guys. I have a hatchery salmon Faverolle hen who has been dropping weight like crazy. She used to be a fatty. She does not seem to be interested in food and when I pick her up her crop is always empty. She is the only hen I have with any symptoms. I run a closed flock. She has not laid an egg...
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    Update - Debary Chicken Hearing

    Previous post: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/680055/need-help-in-fl-advice-on-city-codes-and-talking-with-code-enforcement/30#post_9423687 I have a hearing at City Hall in 2 days to plead my case in front of the commissioners. I want all of you to pull out ANYTHING that someone might...
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    Hen went blind - what happened?

    I now have another special-needs chicken. Her name is Claire, and she is almost totally blind. She is a little over a year old. She definitely had vision before, but the past couple months I noticed her running in circles in the yard, getting lost, and slowly not making it to the coop at...
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    Need help in FL - Advice on City Codes and talking with Code Enforcement

    I would appreciate any help that one can give me. I moved into this house in Debary, FL in Jan 2011 after scouring the city code for laws against chickens. I found nothing. There is no HOA here. Here is a link to our city code: http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=13027 I got...
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    Diary of a Crossbeak: Support for Special Needs Chickens and their Keepers

    I will start by saying that I wasn't sure where this thread should go, and chose this sub-forum because I wanted to make a thread for chickens with genetic issues and I felt it did not belong in Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures since it was none of those things. Any sort of special...
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    What happened to my little roo?

    I found my cochin bantam roo, Fancy Pants, dead in the coop yesterday. I had noticed nothing wrong with him except a slight gasp when he breathed yesterday. He was acting normally otherwise and I figured he just inhaled a crumble. I checked him thoroughly and I found lice or mites (not sure...
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    Fleas in my yard... GOING CRAZY!

    I am pulling my hair out here! Darn fleas are making my inside animals crazy - I bathe them all the time and use flea control but they are resistant and just awful. I put Sevin dust inside my vacuum (bagless) to kill any fleas I vacuum up and I vacuum all the time. I have hard floors, very few...
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    Ducks and Chickens together?

    Is it possible to keep indian runner ducklings with chicks? I have the option of getting 2 month-old duckies for free but I need to know a couple things. 1. Will they get along okay - they are roughly the same size. What is the minimum amount of ducklings I can get? 2. Can the ducklings use the...
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    Sick EE Hen - twisted neck, swollen eye, green poo, crop not emptying.

    My poor Figment has a twisted neck! At first I thought it was wry neck - gave her lots of polyvisol without iron and no change. I checked her crop and it's not emptying so I don't think she's getting the nutrients. Crop doesn't feel hard, feels normal if maybe a little squishy. Her breath smells...
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    The "Reason for the Season"

    I'm an atheist, firstly. Secondly, I do not want to start some kind of religious debate or to upset anyone who is religious. There is a huge movement to 'keep Christ in Christmas' and a lot of religious people are very convinced that Jesus is the one and only inspiration for it, and that is...
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    Speckled Sussex losing weight.

    I spend enough time with my girls to notice weight differences when I pick them up and cuddle them, and I have noticed a weight drop in my speckled sussex, I.Q. Shes not emaciated but I feel a difference. I have not observed worms in her poo or seen mites and she is the only one with this...
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    Wyandotte not laying at 28 weeks?

    Is this normal? I have some EE's (2 of them) hatched the same day that I don't expect to lay eggs for a little while, but shouldn't the wyandotte lay by now? I'm going to put lights in the coop within the next few days for sure.
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    NPIP Certification for stealth chickens?

    I keep chickens in a normal neighborhood on the sly, with no roosters. I was thinking about entering Lemondrop, my beautiful mille fleur d'uccle pullet, into the upcoming Central Florida show. They require NPIP certification in order to enter. I have heard that NPIP certs in FL are free, which...
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    Duramycin Dosages

    I have a sick chicken, and while trying to medicate with powdered duramycin, I found a lot of misinformation about dosages. I just wanted to give correct dosages for this particular medication and also remind people: OUNCES ARE NOT THE SAME AS FLUID OUNCES! The bag I got said to medicate with...
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    Mods, can you please change my username? :)

    I recently named my little chicken hobby business and am considering turning it into a LLC and would like to be known by the name here. Could you change my name to Nimby Chickens please? It's a little play on words since I specialize in stealth urban chicken-keeping.
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    Chick can't walk!

    I have a 2-day old Australorp chick who can't walk. One of her hips seems to be dislocated, but she has not hurt herself - she came out of the egg all crumpled up and her wing has a bit of a 'dent'. So I tried the bandaid method, but she ended up just flopping everywhere and getting into weird...
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    Help me name my small chicken business!

    I need help with names! I want something catchy and easy to remember that could encompass selling live chickens (mostly as pets) and eating eggs. Pertinent info: My name is Lana I do not have a farm, just a small backyard flock and garden. I generally specialize in egg-layers and pets I will...
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    Belgian Barbu d'Everberg

    Have these made their way to the US yet? I can't seem to find any breeders and this is the only page I found on them: http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/BelgdEv/BRKBelgdEv.html Aren't they awesome? What great-lookin little dudes! I love them! Anyone raise them at all?
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    Strangest and Silliest Chicken Names?

    So I have a chicken who has gone a very long time without a name. She's an olive egger, very talkative, and none of the names I use for her ever stuck. She was Bard, then Olive, then she had a time where she was Olivia, then she was Pullet Noir, then Chook Norris. But, none of them were right...
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    Uggo B!**Chick with deformed skull - NOW WITH PICS!**

    I was at the feed store and could not resist picking up 2 little hatchery kids - a RIR and a black Sexlink. While picking them out, I noticed one sexlink had the most horrible case of crossbeak I had ever seen. I picked her up and noticed she was thin compared to the other two. I looked at her...
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