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  1. ElizH

    Central Alabama - Silver Pencilled Rocks & Black/Birchen Maran Breeding Pairs

    Hatched 7/13/20 these guys are about 1yr & 3m old. We're changing up our breeding program to focus on different things and are looking for good homes for these guys. The roosters are fantastic and have never attacked us & the hens are great layers! About the roosters: They have been housed...
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    Mystery breeds… ideas???

    Hi! We met a gentleman in the feed store back in spring who was buying his granddaughter her first chickens and helped him out answering all his questions and gave him our number in case he had any more… well he called. His granddaughter forgot to close the coop door one night and they all were...
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    8 week old Mallard - hen or drake???

    Little mallard (Rouen?) is 8 weeks old and I have no idea what he/she is! (Or the runner duck also pictured, tbh) They were getting beaten up by some chicks at the feed store so my soft hearted hubby brought them home. The sign just said “ducks” so we aren’t sure what they are or if they were...
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    Chicken Breeding Question...

    This is a silly question... but if a hen has been with a single rooster for a few days/a week and they have mated - If she is moved into a pen with a different rooster, and he mates her, will she continue to lay only eggs fertilized from the first rooster, or a mix of the two roosters? I know...
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    Tail Feather Question...

    My chicks tail feathers aren’t rounded or pointed at the end... they’re forked. I’ve done some googling and haven’t been able to find anything about this, is this normal? / a breed thing?
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    Black comb/legs/skin - Sex? EE??

    So I bought hatching eggs from a farm as Frizzle Easter Egger eggs, and though two of the eggs that hatched were black chicks, one of them not only had black feathers but also black legs/comb/skin (the other did not). Can EE’s have black combs/legs/skin?? How can I tell the sex of the chick...
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