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    Crooked chicken feet

    I've raised chicken for years. I have had chickens with deformed feet and deformities. I have a pen of girls that include 2 orpingtons, 2 Rhode Island reds, 2 barred rocks and 2 new Hampshires. I noticed an orp that had crooked toes one morning like the photo. The next day they were perfectly...
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    Old chicken guy branching out.

    I have raised egg production chickens as well as some exotic chicken breeds most of my life. My egg layers are mainly Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock and heavy sex links. I also have flocks of Black Copper Marans and Speckled Sussex I am proud of also. I raise silkies, partridge cochin...
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    Will pullers start laying in winter.

    I have a 60, 10 week old pullets 20 each Plymouth barred rock, Rhode island red, and heavy sex links. I have never started chicks this late in the year. My adult flocks usually start laying 20 to 22 weeks of age when I start them in April. My question is will these girls start laying in cold...
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    Male terrorizing all birds in pen.

    This is my first experience with bobwhite quail. I have 8 in a 12 by 6 pen. 3 males and five females. A couple of weeks ago one of the males was tearing up another and almost kiled him. I removed the weaker male. The last 2 days the aggressive male is terrorizing all birds in the pen. The other...
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    Help with identifying hens breed

    I thought this bird was a rooster when it was younger. Mostly going by the tail feathers. Then she never developed waddles and she started laying eggs that are like a chocolate brown and green combined. She has a slight beard. I hatched these eggs this past spring. They were all supposed to be...
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    Hens all using 1 nest box.

    I have 10 hens and 2 roosters in a 5 x 10 chicken coop. All 10 hens lay eggs only in 1 nest box. Every morning I let the girls out and they all go out to scratch around except 1 hen that goes to this nest box. Throughout the morning. The hens all take turns using this same box. They kind of hang...
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    Unselfish silkies

    I have a disabled olive egger hen. She has a deformed neck that prevents her from holding her head up. She is in a coop with other chicks she was hatched with that are about six weeks old. There are 20 of them. She has survived and developed at the same rate as her coop mates. The only thing she...
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