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  1. kvmommy

    3 day old baby chick, neurological problems now won't eat unless I feed it.

    My Russian Orloff is the only one that hatched out of the bunch. She had some problems and had to be syringe fed. Pedialyte, poly vi sol and crumbles. Then we moved to wet mush stuck on a lid vertically in front of her face and now she is finally able to eat with it laying down. But she will...
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    2 day old chick won't eat, very weak

    I had one chick hatch from shipped eggs with very damaged air cells. We are all very much in love with this clingy sweet super tiny chick. But...she won't eat. She won't drink. She wants to be cuddled and sleep. She got pasty butt last night and her vent is a little red. I think its from...
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    My hands are getting itchy...can't sit on them much longer.

    So...I have only 3 eggs survive to lock down. All had pretty bad air cells. The 3 that survived had severe saddle shaped air cells that extend down over half the egg. I actually ended up increasing humidity because it was growing so fast. I can't even imagine how the chicks survived this...
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    Chickens won't go in the coop and its 6 degrees!

    Last night I got home and went to lock the chickens up and my one hen who sleeps by herself in the pool shed was in the coop and the rest were outside. Some were in the little half moon protected part of the basement window and some were roosting on the metal which is freezing. It got to about...
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    I need this moved to me....help!!!

    http://newlondon.craigslist.org/for/3406892645.html And I have appx. this http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/trailer-accessories/1720-lb-capacity-super-duty-48-inch-x-96-inch-utility-trailer-with-12-inch-five-lug-wheels-and-tires-94564.html and I'm transporting it about 2...
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    Ok failed at culling hen...can she be saved?

    I can't do it...i can't kill her. Butters is rasping and her throat is torn open so i can see everything inside. But nothing looks torn. She couldn't walk at first but now she seems stronger. Can she survive something like this? What do I do?
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    Hawk got hen! Throat is ripped open...DH is deployed and I can't kill her. HELP ME!

    I caught a hawk in the midst of slaughtering my only chicken left from my original hatch. She is a mean tyrant to all chickens but I love her immensely. Her throat is torn open and I can see everything. She is rasping really bad and can't stand. The humane thing is to cull her but I can't...
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    pallet coop floor is sloped...help!

    Ok few months back I leveled a spot for my coop because my yard slopes a bit. I thought it was level. Then I didn't put down gravel or anything, just solid rectangular cement blocks. When I placed the pallets on them, and checked it with the level its sloped a bit. I tried to adjust but i'm...
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    Anyone else hatching in amidst Hurricane Sandy? UPDATE! 3 ARE ALIVE!!!!

    I'm CT and I have eggs due to hatch today. Saw some wiggling and heard chirping last night. Really hoped they'd be a bit early to avoid impending power outages. Doesn't look like it'll happen. Our power went out for 5 days last year during Irene. I Keep chirping, tapping and clucking and...
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    So much chicken drama with me lately. Roo attacked by possum. Large puncture.

    A possum got in my coop tonight. I didn't even know it was still there. My 3 chickens were scattered across the yard but I saw no sign of anything. I called my Boxer, which btw is the best chicken protective breed ever. And she ran into the coop which is small and can barely fit my 3...
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    Wry neck/injury...is he gonna die?

    I posted a few days ago about my missing chick being found but head kinda sideways and clumsy. No one answered so I left him be. Well yesterday it was a little worse but he was running around with his brothers and sisters, eatin really well. Today, I came in and his head was upside down...
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    MIssing 5 week old chick found, but now unsteady on feet!

    2 of my 5 week old chicks went missing early yesterday when my son left the pool shed door open. Luckily its warmer now but rainy. I found him under our pool heater this morning. He's my fave. He looks a little muddy but no worse for wear. But he's unsteady on his feet. He eats and drinks...
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    OMG! My broody serama serama/brahma chicks! What now?

    Ok, so my serama decided to go broody and hid her eggs under our deck. The only roo is a brahma so I didn't think they'd hatch. After the first several days and I thought she was missing she'd come out to eat. She would come out every morning and I'd give her high protein warm food and...
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    Broody serama mama drama

    So my serama pullet, Gobbles started laying less than a mo.ago. I have one roo who is 6 mo. Old Brahma....and he is massive. He weighs about 7 lbs. And Gobbles less than a lb. So I considered rehoming him so be wouldn't hurt her while mating. But she always avoided him like the plague and he is...
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    EDITED PIC! TWICE FERTILIZED EGG My eggs are on Day 10 and right on schedule, but 2 look like Day 1

    The eggs are light olive eggs and hard to see. But I can faintly make out veining and movement and empty space. They are right on target, but two of them barely have any space left, looks just like the Day 16-17 pics in progression of candling sticky. I thought maybe they were rotten but I'm...
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    Is a warped pallet ok for floor

    I have access to a 7.5x7.5 ft pallet. Its really sturdy, but its been on uneven ground and gotten wet. Its not rotten or anything, not even weathered. BUT its warped. Not super warped but fairly wapred. I want to use it as my base for my floor. Will save about $35 for my coop. Is it ok...
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    I know its the millionth time its been asked, but I can't find answers. Is my hen broody.

    Ok, my hen is a light olive egger mutt. She's a medium sized 10 mo. old. She is incredibly dominant and runs the flock. Our roo is 2nd to her. So today I keep going out the get her egg (only 2 are laying and the other just started) but she was sitting on her nest. She sometimes does that...
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    serama hen and brahma roo???

    Ok, so I have a huge serama roo. He's only 5 mo. old but he is massive and heavy...absolutely sweet and beautiful. Always asks permission from my one laying hen. I adore him. But my little serama hen who is a part of this flock just started showing interest in laying..and now I'm terrified...
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    Ameracauna/Polish x is it roo or hen

    She's the only one of 4 that isn't obvious, the 2 brahmas and the serama are obvious...but this one. Nothing. My brahma roo is crowing and mating, my brahma hen isn't laying. My serama hen today started showing interest in laying, but this one...nothing. No real wattle or comb, no crowing...
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