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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?

    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 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

    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

    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 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

    Hi there, I read that three pea comb is cockeral on EEs but I also read that pullets develop three peas as well. What age do they develop three peas? My chicks are 5 weeks Wednesday and have the three peas developing. If pullets, is that normal stage for development of them? Pale yellow and no...
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    Some Monday morning baby chick cuteness

    So over the weekend, my week and a half olds learned to fly to the edge of the brooder. Now when I lift the hardware cloth, I'm greeted by Cinnamon, Toast, and Crunch. Today they jumped out onto my leg for the first time (been pretty shy generally) and it took about 10 minutes before they...
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    Coop measurement snafu

    Hey there! Working on our first coop! The research I had done was 3-4 sq ft inside, cool. Built a 5'x3' coop with built in nesting boxes. That math works for 5 small birds (3 EEs, 1 Olive Egger, 1 polish). Cool. Then I read on here the nesting boxes can't be counted in the SQ footage. That...
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    Baby chicks don't like being in heat?

    I am raising day olds for the first time! I've done tons of research and this forum has been so helpful in helping me out! I set myself up for success weeks before even getting them! So I live in Texas and they were shipped April 29 to arrive May 1 making them 5 days old. I have built a wooden...
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