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  1. tuesdaylove

    Is Sheba a barred rock or a Cuckoo Marans?

    Hey, y'all! I'm looking for some opinions on the breed of one of my hens, Sheba. She's really roughly about two years old. I got her last October, fully grown and laying eggs a few times a week. She was paler in the face and skinnier then; she's since grown prettier feathers, a healthier comb...
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    The Chickening: Chronicles of a Chicken Lady and Her Flock

    Hello, BYC! In this thread, I'll be sharing with y'all the story of how I got into chickens, and sharing photos and stories of my birds thus far. I'll try to make personal stories short and keep the focus on the poultry. All photos used here are mine, unless stated and credited otherwise...
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    What is this color/pattern called on my Easter egger?

    Hey y'all! I've been researching and I cannot figure out what exactly you would call this pattern on my EE cockerel, Ezekiel. His pattern resembles that of an EE hen I used to have, but she was the common grayish-brown color. Ezekiel is almost entirely black and white, but some of his black is...
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    Easter egger, roo or hen?

    Hey y'all! My young EE is starting to look suspicious. I thought she was a pullet and I'm leaning towards that, but there are a few characteristics that concern me. I don't know the bird's exact age; I was given an estimated hatch date in May. If it helps you to age the bird, here it is when...
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    Wyandotte roo or hen?

    Hey y'all! I posted almost a month ago inquiring about the breeds and genders of my newest chickens. Since then, I've lost one, three are almost definite pullets and doing well, and there's one that I'm thinking may be a boy. My mom has seen this Wyandotte stretching out its neck and making a...
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    What breeds/genders are my new chickens?

    Hey y'all! First, I'm on mobile so apologies if the format looks wonky. I just picked up five new birds yesterday. The guys I got them from had probably a hundred young birds, bantam and LF, running around the yard. They said the birds were all roughly the same age, hatched from March through...
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    Hen has started laying bloody eggs -- pics

    One of my flocks has two d'Uccle mix sisters who will be two years old this coming May. They are nearly identical and have always laid identical eggs. They each lay almost every day and I have no way of knowing who laid what egg unless I happen to see them laying, and I've only ever seen that...
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    Help with Deworming Chickens

    Hello everyone! A couple weeks ago I brought home four pullets, who are now nearly five months old, and they live with a cockerel who is just over five months old. The pullets were all skinny and bedraggled-looking when I brought them home. Three of them have gained some weight and look...
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    Ameraucana or EE?

    Hey y'all! Last Friday I got four pullets, who the breeder said were a barred rock, a buff Orpington, a black sex link, and an Ameraucana. I've never owned any of these breeds before. I assume the Orp and rock are what they're said to be. I know a BSL isn't a real breed but this pullet looks...
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    Rooster is hurting hens -- advice?

    Yesterday I brought home four pullets to live with my formerly solo rooster, named Jamal. Jamal is almost five months old, and all of the pullets are four months old, and they are mostly of similar size, minus the Ameraucana who is a good bit smaller than Jamal. I expected him to immediately...
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    Getting Hens for a Currently Solo Roo - Question

    Hello BYC! Maybe some of y'all remember when I had posted a few times late last year about finding out the gender of my solo chick. She turned out to be a he, and his name is Jamal. I brooded three eggs in September, and only one hatched. Jamal is a standard-sized bird and right now, all of my...
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    Chickens Sneezing -- Advice?

    Today when I was outside with the chickens, I noticed one flock sneezing. I'm not sure if this is the first day they've done it. I'm usually out with each group for five minutes a day, taking care of food and water, but today was run-cleaning day so I was with them for almost an hour. This one...
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    Chicken Indoors for Treatment & Q's About Going Back Outside

    This started when I went out to check on the chickens today. I have two runs: one has five chickens, and the other has two. My flock of two is an almost six-year-old d'Uccle hen, Alaska, and a three-year-old d'Uccle mix rooster, Alex. I saw that their water was completely frozen, so I assume...
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    Jamal is 8 weeks old! Male or female?

    Hello! I've posted twice before asking the gender of baby Jamal. It was too early to tell for sure then, and I was told to wait until she (hopefully she!) was eight weeks old. I took some pictures on her eight-week birthday and I'm asking once more that y'all will give me your opinions on her...
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    Free-ranging advice?

    I'm interested in the idea of letting my flocks free-range during the day, but I'm not sure where to start and I have a few concerns. I have two flocks of chickens. Currently, they are kept in runs 24/7. None of my current chickens have ever free-ranged before. Only two of them are tame enough...
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    Is baby Jamal a cockerel or pullet? Round 2!

    Hey y'all! I posted a little while back asking about the gender of my chick, Jamal. So far I've heard she is likely a pullet but was too young to tell then. I got a couple more pictures yesterday and I'm hoping it's a little easier to tell now. Sorry they're a little blurry, but she's getting...
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    Is baby Jamal a cockerel or pullet?

    Hey y'all, I'm hoping for some opinions on the gender of my baby chick Jamal. I know it's way too early to tell for sure, but I'm curious to see what more experienced chicken keepers think. I'm calling her a girl for now because I really hope she is... I cannot have any more roosters. Jamal is...
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    Young Bantam Rooster

    I'm looking to find a new home for Spearow, my young rooster. I'm only having to let him go because I have too many roosters. He was born 8-15-17. I believe he's as big as he'll get, other than his comb and wattles filling out, and he will likely get some yellow markings as he ages, as his...
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    One of my roosters is killing one of my hens -- help!

    I desperately need help figuring out what is causing some problems in my flock, and any ideas on how I can solve it. I'm including a lot of detail and some pictures in this post so it may be long, but I figure the more details I give, the better advice y'all can give. The basic problem is that...
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    What breed(s) are my new hens?

    Hello y'all! Yesterday I got two standard sized hens to keep my mean old Cochin bantam rooster company. About a year ago, he became aggressive to the bantam hens and nearly killed them, so he lived alone until I came across these hens. They're twice his size, so they can defend themselves if...
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