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  1. KimKat33

    Mites again...

    Hello The beginning of August I had a post about mites. I was given advice on what to use and how to use it. I thought my mite issue was solved, but today I decided to inspect one of my hens. The mites are back. I used permethrin 10 to treat them before. But I was also wondering about ivermectin...
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    Mites

    Hello! Yesterday I noticed poopy feathers around one of my hens vents. This is the first time it has happened to her and since she does not have a fluffy butt, I figured to check on it. Glad I did! I found mites! Now I have been reading through numerous things and came to the conclusion that...
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    Rooster and hens

    So I wasn't sure where to post this but I have a hefty rooster. By hefty I mean hes twice the size of my americana hens which are about 5lbs. My biggest hens are my 2 brahmas and my 1 barred rock. I have 2 pullets and 9 laying hens and he seems hefty even for them. Though I noticed some of my...
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    Straw chicken run

    Hello again! First off, im on mobile so sorry for any weird formatting that may happen. So this last winter was my first winter having chickens. I put down straw in their uncovered run so they had something dry to step on instead of constantly walking through snow. I thought it would all...
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    Straw in summer?

    Hey guys! So last summer for my run it was just all dirt, the smell wasn't terrible but it definitely was there. Come fall/winter I ended up using straw on top of snow to help my chickens. Now that spring is here and summer is fast approaching, I was wondering if it would be okay to continue...
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    Garden Show Off!

    Hey all! I don't know if there is an updated thread of a garden show off, but spring is here and I know a lot of us will be gardening again. So lets get some 'tours' of your gardens! Big, small, raised or in ground, cheap or expensive! Let us know what you're planning on growing. Vegetables...
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    Greeley, CO and surrounding areas?

    Hello all! So I am planning on moving towards Greeley, CO and I want to take my chickens with me. Can I get some help understanding the chicken laws? I tried to search it on google, looked at title 7, but I am not really seeing anything that mentions if there is a maximum amount of chickens I...
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    Aggressive Rooster?

    Hello all! I have a rooster who had been raised around people and whatnot since he was a chick. Well the moment he started to crow, his original family had to get rid of him due to HOA. He was nice for about the first week or so, but then became super aggressive. Now what I mean by that is...
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    Is she a black australorp?

    So when I first got my chicks, I ended up with a mystery chick. I thought for sure it was a black australorp, especially as it grew up. But I have noticed that its earlobes (i think?) are white. I thought they were supposed to be black? Could this be bad genetics or is it something else? The...
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    Pumpkin insides?

    Hello! So tomorrow my family and I will be carving pumpkins. My question is, can my chickens eat the insides of the pumpkins? Like the orange stringy part? What about the extra 'scraps' from the pumpkin being carved? Can they eat the seeds and would I have to remove the shell? I originally...
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    Help With Run?

    Hello everyone! So as I am building my new coop pretty soon, I started to think of the run (which was originally going to be next years project). I think I have it figured out on how to build, but this would be my first time building something this large. Can I get some opinions on it? Maybe...
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    Winterizing the coop?

    Hello! This will be my chicken's first winter outside. I am building their official coop here shortly and want some ideas on chicken doors. I was going to do an automatic one, but I have a disabled chicken who just hops along on one leg. My main concern is that she would get pinned by the...
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    Breed?

    I have this chicken that came as a mystery breed. Any ideas? You can't tell based on the photos, but on each wing there are about 3 pure white feathers (i think they would be considered the flight feathers) I was thinking a black australorp, but im confused about the white feathers.
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    Lets play a game?

    Hello everyone! I first joined this forum because of an issue I have with one of my chicks, but now I am here to share my excitement with everyone else! I am a first-time chicken owner and want your opinions on a couple of things! I know what 7 of my 8 chicks are. They range from .5 weeks old...
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    HELP!!! Chick wont use its leg?!?!

    Sorry for typos, i am on mobile. I have this chick i took from the local feed store since no one wanted it. Its at most a week old, and will not use its leg. I am newish to owning chickens and do not know what a slipped tendon looks like. The chick is a rhode island. Edit: she is breathing...
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