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  1. Jackie-83

    Useable and non-useable medications for chickens. Non-emergency.

    Do's and don'ts for chickens as far as medications has been a crash course for me. I'm new to chickens. I've had my girls for 18 months but this is my first flock and I'm winging it. Lol. I've got lot's of experience with animals... just not birds. But I've learned a lot in the past year and a...
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    Figuring out what made my hen sick after I was gone for a month.

    So, I wasn't home for a month and had a neighbor caring for my chickens. This is what happened... I live in Alabama (this only matters because of climate and predators) and went to Louisiana to help with hurricane Ida relief. The neighbor who cared for my chickens were instructed to let the...
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    Mourning hens?

    I had 8 hens until Saturday. One of my girls died. The others didn't any different at first. "Old B****" was at the top of the pecking order, so I expected some bickering from my girls but I've noticed some other things that I don't understand. First, the next in the pecking order (and the one I...
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    Random questions

    My chickens dust themselves in the yard... we live in a river basin and the ground is mostly sand. Do i also need to dust them for mites? Do i put it on them directly or just sprinkle it on the ground where they like to dust. Its also very swampy here, do i need to deworm them? We have lost of...
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    Dead chicken

    I went out to open my coop and let my girls out into their run, and 6 of the 8 came out. This isn't strange because they are often in the nesting box, but i poked my head in just the same to make sure someones not on the roost or otherwise acting poorly. One was in the nesting box, the other was...
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    Seasonal feeding?

    Ok, so I'm new to chickens. I have 8 hens. I've noticed the last week or so that they seem extra hungry. They have access to chicken feed 24/7 and I throw them scratch during the day. I used the scratch to train them to come when they are called because I let them free range during the day. The...
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    Spoiled chickens?

    Are my chickens spoiled? So, I have 8 hens. They were 4-6 months old when I got them about 10 weeks ago. They come when they are called (by me at least). They eat from my hand, sit in my lap and allow me to pet them. They love grapes and watermelon rind. I give them live crickets and mealworms...
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    Dog attack!

    Please help me! A couple hours ago 3 dogs (no, i dont know whos they are or where they came from.) Attacked one of my chickens. They were out in my back yard, one cackled, i went out to see what the fuss was and 3 dogs were running around the yard. We ran them off and did a head count. I have 8...
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