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    Silkie comb coloring

    I love the contrast! He's so beautiful. He started crowing at 8 weeks and I'll see how loud it develops but I'd like to keep him. Will that green develop into a more green-green or still be black(ish)? I was kinda bummed to notice it today. At first I thought she was jaundiced and started...
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    Silkie comb coloring

    Hi there! I have two nine week old silkies. One male and one female... I'll let you make the assumption on who is who because it's pretty darn obvious. :lol: The male has these beautiful bright blue earlobes and dark comb and the female has kind of a greenish tint to her beak and comb? No...
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    Orange-ish urates?

    Thank you! I was a bit worried as I hadn't seen that before!
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    Orange-ish urates?

    I noticed my EEs have laid a few orange capped poos. They are 1 year old and have been incredibly healthy but a couple weeks ago, one choked on something and ended up inhaling it fully and was treated with one injection of Baytril from the vet (to prevent aspirational pneumonia) but then...
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    Medicated feed and coccidiosis?

    I cleaned everything out and was waiting to take a picture and it seemed to have resolve itself yesterday!
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    Medicated feed and coccidiosis?

    I have 11, 4 week old chicks. They started spending afternoons outdoors when it's warm. They've been on medicated feed and have not been vaccinated for coccidiosis. Today I'm seeing some loose orange-ish stools with a bit of darker orange and maybe redish tint to it. It's all one piece, no...
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    11 week old pullet trouble seeing

    I ended up realizing that so I got poultry cell instead. I didn't know they could take human vitamins. I started with 1 cc orally.
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    11 week old pullet trouble seeing

    Eye looks completely normal. She seems to always sit on her hocks for the last month or so. It's been crazy hot (100+) and they're doing a good job of staying cool but I thought it was additional cooling mechanism. They get some nutri drench in their water in the coop but just fed her a higher...
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    11 week old pullet trouble seeing

    My 11 week old EE has struggled. We call her the dumb chicken because if there's food on the ground she pecks a few millimeters in front of it and can't ever seem to get it. She does okay if it's in the feeder because if she misses she gets some other pieces but seems to just misjudge distance...
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    Help predator proof door

    Trim it from the inside? I was thinking about that. I added a rotating bar that blocks it from the bottom.
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    Help predator proof door

    So I had to create more ventilation and took out a lot of the cleaning door not realizing it would bow more. With the amount this gives now I'm scared something will be able to get in. (We only have opposums and racoons in the city) I have gate locks and padlocks on top and bottom. The hardware...
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    Coop ventilation in high heat

    I'm going to frame them in white like my other windows. I'll post a picture once it's finished and we have some corrugated plastic for a sunroof that I will probably cut to size and attached over the winter. The pieces that I cutout have a bunch of drill holes and they're pretty beat up from...
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    Coop ventilation in high heat

    Im taking out as much as I can and putting in hardware cloth. I've added about 4.5 sq ft ventilation so far and my coop (not including nest boxes) is 12 sq ft. Running out of wall space to remove now.
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    Coop ventilation in high heat

    So the first suggestion won't work because of where the coop is situated and I can't build above it because it will go above fence level and that isn't allowed. The whole area is shaded through the day so that helps. I could open up the back wall but there will be basically no air flow since...
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    Coop ventilation in high heat

    I wish I could have a whole wall open but it won't be protected from rain and will soak the bedding and I don't want water in the coop. I will add another window on both sides though, plus the fan. I just don't know if I should put the fan high or low. There is also a ridge vent. 3 birds in 15sq...
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    Coop ventilation in high heat

    The air in the bottom of the coop won't be cooler than the outside air though, right? We're looking at 80 degrees at night give or take. Maybe I can squeeze it in directly right of the window, but then won't it just pull straight across and not up from the bottom?
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    Coop ventilation in high heat

    In my mind if they are roosting at the top, wouldn't I want to pull the warm air down and out and have the fresh air on them? It's a muffin fan so low and quiet. But what you say makes sense too... Fans on all the walls!
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    Coop ventilation in high heat

    I'm working on finishing my coop. I have 3, 5 week old EEs that are outside during the day and inside at night. It's now 100 in Texas so they are going out full time soon. Here is the inside of the coop. There is another identical window across from the one you see above the roost. I have a...
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    Pea comb development on EE

    I have three hatchery EE's...
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