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    I need a slightly older goose

    This is probably a long shot, but does anybody know where I can buy a slightly older goose? I have a goose who's a little older than 2 months and he desperately needs a friend or several friends. I think he's an Embden goose (he was a surprise gift) but I could be wrong. I'm trying to find one...
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    Unsure What Breed my Rooster is

    I hope this is the right category to post this in. I'm curious what you guys may think this rooster is because, frankly, I have no idea. He was given to me as a gift a while ago when he was a baby chick. The people who gifted him to me said that they were told he was a pure bred Ayam Cemani...
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    Hen is thin with pale face

    I have a Rhode Island Red hen who has become very thin over the past few days. Her comb has also become pale and dried out looking. Today I noticed that her legs and feed have become very yellow in color and the flock seems to be secluding her. She is eating and drinking fine and appears to be...
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    Odd Behavior (edited)

    One of my Barred Rock hens disappeared 6 days ago. About 2 days after, she came back and ate with the rest like it was nothing. She was drenched (it had been raining) and smelled like old eggs. By that night she was gone again as she wasn't roosting with the others. After that, I didn't see her...
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    Foot injury on chick

    About 2 weeks ago, one of my polish chicks developed a small limp. I examined it's foot but found nothing. Just in case it was the beginning of bumblefoot, I gave it an epsom salt soak. I continued to watch it carefully, but the limp never got better, and the foot never really swelled up. I gave...
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    Chicken covered in weird bumps

    My 5 year old frizzle/silkie mix is covered in these weird little brownish bumps and has a large rough patch on her chest (pics below). I was thinking maybe it could be a case of fowl pox or some kind of mites, but I could be totally off She isn't acting lethargic or anything and she seems to...
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    Chick Acting Odd

    I have two 6 week old polish chicks and when I went to check on them, I noticed one of them wasn't acting right. It was standing in one spot, shaking a little bit with its eyes closed; however when I reached for it to check it out, it became alert and moved. It didn't take long before it started...
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    Chick Acting Odd

    I have two 6 week old polish chicks and when I went to check on them, I noticed one of them wasn't acting right. It was standing in one spot, shaking a little bit with its eyes closed; however when I reached for it to check it out, it became alert and moved. It didn't take long before it started...
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    Hen Sitting on Eggs in Bad Spot

    So my hen decided to lay her eggs and sit in a horrible spot instead of the nesting boxes. We have this long storage table on our back porch, and she tucked herself away in the dark, dirty corner behind a chainsaw (it's in a case). This table is pretty high up, and we have a dog out there. He...
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    Injury on wing

    When I went out today I noticed that one of my chickens had a strange bald spot on her wing. It looked a bit torn up. It didn't seem to bother her if I stretched her wing out and her only reaction was when I directly touched it. Could it be from getting mounted? I know bald spots from that are...
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    Frostbite?

    As I was out feeding the chickens, I noticed something off with one of my roosters. The tips of his comb were the slightest bit purple. I don't believe that it was like that yesterday. I tried to get a closer look, but he is not friendly and wouldn't let me near. I'm wondering if it's frostbite...
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    Flying Black Bugs Biting My Rooster

    I went outside and saw my Silkie rooster hiding in the corner of his pen absolutely covered in these little black, flying bugs. I picked him up and started getting the bugs off of him. I noticed blood on his feathers and on his face and realized that they were biting him. I checked the others...
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    Unfriendly Hen?

    I have a 3 year old silkie/frizzle mix who absolutely refuses to get along with other chickens. Over the years I have tried pairing her with different roosters and hens but she always starts fights; however, she is super friendly with humans. In fact, she loves to cuddle. The thing is, she...
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    Strange Death After Dog Attack

    Unfortunately, we lost another hen. This time it was Eleanor, our oldest. I was inside my house when I suddenly heard a chicken screech. I ran outside immediately to see her being pinned down by one of our dogs, which was strange. The dog is one I have had for a while now. He is 12 years old...
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    My Introduction

    Ok, so I realized I never posted an introduction, so here it is! Hey! My name is Cyara and I live in South Mississippi. My family has been raising chickens my entire life; however, all of the responsibility of taking care of them has been put on me. Everyday, I am learning new ways to take...
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    Thought she was egg bound, now I'm not so sure

    I have this 2 year old silkie hen that, until now, I was pretty sure she was egg bound. She has never had a problem laying eggs until recently when the cold weather really hit. I figured it was stress from the cold and set up the heat lamps for the pens. Well, 2 days ago at about 7:15, I went...
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