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  1. Silkiesandco

    Too late?

    I have 26 week old roos that won't sell and they are eating so darn much so I was curious if 26 weeks is "too late" as in the meat will be very tough and inedible. They are mostly Ameraucanas, with one olive Egger. Not much meat on them but not sure what else to do with them as I don't have the...
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    Hen has trouble walking

    Hello all, I have a 1.5 year ameraucana hen that for the past summer has difficulty walking. I raised her and her Wheaten flock mates since they were day olds, and once she hit maturity she seemed to lie down a lot. I didn't think much of it, I thought she was just being a lAzygirl, as she...
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    Broody hens?

    I have a few broody hens that go on and off of being broody. I am wondering if I should risk putting eggs underneath them. Is there any way to "train" your broodies to make sure that they wont just drop being broody?
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    A Fake, A Fraud, A Phony!

    Things have been odd around my coop, I have seemed to aquire a second Naked Neck, when I know I only have one. There is a fraud in the coop. I'm just joking, though there is a rather bald bird in my coop. My Welsummer, Eve, has lost a lot the feathers on her neck and head in less than 2 weeks...
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    Pulling My Hair Out

    Hello I am going to do a bit of a rant here. I have ordered a incubator from Strombergs, and have been waiting for it for about 2 weeks now. I want to hatch out some babies! I am in Canada, and I ordered it from USA so I understand. Maybe I am getting a bit impatient How much time did it...
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    Chirping?

    Whenever my chicks chirp in the egg they always seem to fail to pip. Now i have one egg that is supposed to hatch tomorrow and is chirping. Is chirping okay or does it mean they cant get out? Please help. And if it means they cant get out should i do a help out? Thanks
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    Soul <3 or should I say Boo? Amazing story of my little pullet

    You know those chickens or pets you have one of those super special bonds with? Well I have one. Her name is Soul, one of my little missy's (which means pullets in my terms lol). So before I strat to brag on what a sweet little munchkin this little one is let me go back....back in...
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    HELP! Will the chicks die?! How can i tell if.....

    Hello, My mom put in 3 eggs in the bator for me as a surprise while I was gone at my dads house. Well she put them in at different days so now, with only I week left, I am stressing. They are all alive and healthy so they will hatch but when the time comes to stop turning the eggs how will i do...
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    First egg!

    Just to brag, i got my first egg from my SS. Haha! Its so....big....compared to my little silkie eggs. I little miss-shapen. But it sure tasted good!
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    Is this cocci? (with pictures)

    This is my hen. Shes lethargic. I was wondering if she has cocci so i can treat it. The poor little girl Her poop (in real life its quite green) A different poop, looks about the same and same color There is no blood but i heard somewhere there doesnt need to be for some types of cocci...
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    Sick lethargic hen! Help please!

    Hello I have recently put my bird into a seperate area because she is acting sick. She is lethargic and not eating very much. 1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) Silkie, about a year, light and bony (underweight) 2) What...
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    Ivermectin? Some questions?

    My little silkies all seem to have lice on them. I have heard people say to use ivermectin. I am really confused on what ivermectin is so i have a couple questions. What is it? How do you use it? How often do you use it? Does it kill eggs too? Where do you get it? Thanks. Hope you can...
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    Hen making strange noises w/ empty crop! ***Help!***

    Hello! I have a Silkie hen. Lately she is acting very weird. She makes really loud squaking noises, almost like a part of a roosters crow, she stretches out her neck when she does it. She isnt a dominant hen either. She seems unable to cluck like the rest and its just a soft whisper when she...
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    R.I.P Blair

    My poor silkie hen Blair died tonight. I came home and there she was, stiff and dead. Im guessing broken neck since her head was between the bars. My mom put her in the freezer so we could have a little funeral. She was one of my first chickens. I used to call her "Care Blair" (instead of care...
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    .*.*.*!My first chicken picture edit!*.*.* I can make you one!

    Its of my turken pullet. No shes not dead. I was bored so I did this. She is quite transparent. I like it though. This is for my book im making about a turken (this is one of the last sentances in the book) Leave your comments and suggestions Okay so people want some done. Post your pictures...
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    who was the killer?

    Every time it does a 2 day rain I ALWAYS lose a chicken. Well today it was the 2nd day of rain, and to my grief I cannot find one of my runty chick. There are a couple feathers that look sorta like hers on the ground but no dead chick or blood on our land or close to our land. So, im guessing...
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    Which breed should I get?

    I am deciding between 2 breeds. Speckled Sussex or Barred Rock. I already have a SS and she is amazingly friendly (hasnt started to lay yet). Which of these two breeds is better for these requirements: Great layer Very friendly Good for showing I can only get one of the two so any input...
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    D'uccle color?

    Hello, I have this young and adorable D'uccle pullet. What color would you call it? The breeder said "peach" but im not sure. Anyway here she is Thanks
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    Gender of D'uccle?

    Hey! I need help finding out the gender of my little Golden Necked D'uccle. I'm thinking its a pullet but just double checking since I don't know the breed very well. A cutie all the less:D. I had to use a different camera so the photos are the best.
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