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    Comment by 'joyce_huang' in article 'Winter Chicken Keeping'

    while I am thinking about winter this article comes! Thanks for the tips.
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    Alpha male leg injuries

    I feed the flock layer feed, scratches, and mealworm. Plus green vegs. That includes the Alpha roo. I free range. My alpha roo even at his current predicament stays alpha! A serious, meaning no nonsense tough guy. Here he is.. I hope he can walk freely in a few days.
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    Alpha male leg injuries

    An update: after two days of vitamin B complex my alpha roo is getting better! He can get up walking a few steps now.
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    Alpha male leg injuries

    Thanks for those useful and sensible information. Following your links as well as other searches all over the web. I am thinking my alpha's left leg is just a injury from reason unknown to me. He has clear eyes, no gray pupil, strong appetite. Last night I applied splint on his leg and...
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    Only one hen

    I now have the hen takes turns to stay w each boy in a supervised fashion, hopefully it can gives me idea whom she feels most comfortable with. In the meantime, I'm purchasing a Incubator. I have some eggs from my beloved little white hen who was killed by a hawk 6 days ago. I want to hatch her...
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    Only one hen

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    Alpha male leg injuries

    He is 8 month old. His left foot bends backward.
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    Alpha male leg injuries

    Two days ago, my alpha rooster's left leg became a little limp. There is no obvious injuries. It lasted for two days i thought he would recover eventually. But when I open the coop this morning to let them out, the Alpha could even barely walk. I wonder what could have made it worse? What...
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    Only one hen

    I'm now starting to find out who is the most gentle boy by keeping her with him and observing.
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    Only one hen

    Thanks for all these sensible advises!
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    Only one hen

    Thanks. Being bald and injured is a ugly scene. I would never let that happens to her. Cruel is the affairs of nature. I cannot help becoming philosophical after a recent loss of another my beloved hen.
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    Only one hen

    Since my little white hen was killed by an owl two days ago I have now only one hen left with four roosters. They are all seven months old. I don't have the heart to "process" the roosters. I am thinking separate them from the only hen I have now. My question is: will my only hen be lonely to be...
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    She is gone

    I am enduring the same pain as you were. I lost my favorite hen two days ago. She was the cleverest and the leader of the pack. Always happily running up to me when called. I missed her so much! I felt so bad when I don't see her in the pack. She is gone but my heart is still broken.
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    Lost my favorite hen

    I lost my favorite just two days ago. My tears swelling up every I thought of her.
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    Lost my favorite hen

    After losing little white I still have one hen left. I raise her indoor, living w me now.
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    Lost my favorite hen

    Many sympathies. Reading your story making me cry. I just lost my favorite 7 months old hen two days ago to an owl. I named her little white. When I found her she laying listless on the ground with a owl standing by. The owl flow off after seeing me. My little white had no external injuries...
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    Dang It... Lost Two Chickens to a Hawk

    I lost my favorite young hen two days ago. I'm still grieving I tried to find consolance on the web. It was a 7 month old laying white hen. Smart and full of life.. I was inside my house after hearing some commotion I went out only found her laying on the ground w a hawk or maybe a owl standing...
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