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  3. chknmomma

    What is in the chickens poop? Bugs? **Photos** graphic

    Krissteff - thank you. I have been meaning to get some DE - where do I find it? I read that was useful in keeping the environment clean.
  4. chknmomma

    What is in the chickens poop? Bugs? **Photos** graphic

    The poo is concerning to me because I've never seen it look like that. They always free range. So it normally has grass and stuff in it. But it is never that weird looking dark mass in the poop bin. Usually dried round poops! I will definitely be doing more inspections tomorrow. And...
  5. chknmomma

    What is in the chickens poop? Bugs? **Photos** graphic

    Convinced the molting chicken also caught lice or mites while she was down on her immune system, I have been checking them for signs. And reading what I'm supposed to look for. But, I could look and seriously have no clue?? I have gone out there at night and stared at them. They seem more...
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    What is in the chickens poop? Bugs? **Photos** graphic

    BEWARE: Poop photos are graphic. I went out today to clean the coop and add more shavings. I pulled the poop tray and saw something bizarre. All I can think is a trip to vet is in my future. But holy cow, I am stumped and disgusted. What in the world is going on? It may even be hard for...
  7. chknmomma

    Can you set an egg with a small crack?

    ok, what if it is porous, too???? Do those still hatch?
  8. chknmomma

    Can you set an egg with a small crack?

    Love it! Off to try it now - thanks!! Now, we just have to wait 20-21 days to see if works!!!
  9. chknmomma

    Can you set an egg with a small crack?

    I just put some eggs under our broody tonight. But I noticed that one had a hairline crack. Only noticeable in the daylight and not by the lights in the house. Does it have a chance? I haven't put it under her yet. This is the one and ONLY egg I have from her and our new roo before she went...
  10. chknmomma

    BLRW - 8 weeks old - boy or girl?

    Okay. About the feathers on the back. A large portion of her neck and all down his/her back was pecked off. It wasn't pecked bloody but they pecked the feathers off. When its wings spread apart, there are hardly any feathers there. So I guess now we REALLY have to wait to find out!! I...
  11. chknmomma

    BLRW - 8 weeks old - boy or girl?

    Well, that's ok. We will love her even if she starts to crow!
  12. chknmomma

    BLRW - 8 weeks old - boy or girl?

    OH YEAH a hen!!!!! She was hatched under our broody (another wyandotte - buff) and they are both very sweet birds. Our property flooded and momma and 2 babies were put into the coop at night since their home was unlivable. All was well and chickens were on the roost. Then they did this in...
  13. chknmomma

    BLRW - 8 weeks old - boy or girl?

    OK, please overlook the horrible injury. I had posted another thread last week in the emergencies section about the incident. She is healing - these photos were taken over the weekend. Head is getting a big scab now. Our special bird did not have a solid place in our house prior to the...
  14. chknmomma

    Oh wow, did not see that coming

    Quote: Honestly, I hear ya. I've replayed it in my mind. Over and OVER and OVER again since it happened yesterday. I've questioned my eyesight. I've questioned my memory. Still it made it to the top of a tree which is TALL. I honestly have no idea HOW a chick could get so high. They are...
  15. chknmomma

    Oh wow, did not see that coming

    Quote: Thought provoking for sure. (In fact all of these statements have been and FYI - my daughter is also ADHD, plus SPD and OCD) That "you never know closed doors" statement is what has kept me from saying anything. As I mentioned things were already strained between families (we share a...
  16. chknmomma

    Oh wow, did not see that coming

    Chicky is still acting like a normal chick today but looking for blood in the stool is not something that occurred to me. I will keep an eye out for that. I certainly did not mean to start a boys will be boys discussion. I am a mom to 3 girls, if I were raising boys, I would raise them just...
  17. chknmomma

    Will I be able to have friendly chickens?

    I think I read somewhere that all chickens are skittish in the chick stage and teenager stage, then warm up later. In our first year this is very true. Our chicks were really skittish and even more so as they got bigger. However as adult birds, they hang out on our deck now (it's kind of a...
  18. chknmomma

    Oh wow, did not see that coming

    Thank you all for the words and responses. Kids will be kids and accidents will happen. I won't let my own child be alone with the chicks because her grip is too hard. She has sensory issues, so part of it is just a normal kid learning what is ok and what isn't and part of her issue is not...
  19. chknmomma

    Oh wow, did not see that coming

    Right??? Would a kindergartner really do that normally??? We aren't talking about a 2 yr old. A child finishing the first year of elementary school. Really? I feel HORRIBLE about the whole thing. Just sick really. Ugh.
  20. chknmomma

    Oh wow, did not see that coming

    My daughter had a playdate today with 2 friends both 6 year olds. We were sitting out in the yard in a circle with our 2 silkies chicks, 3 weeks old. Everyone was under strict orders to stay sitting down and the kids were nicely holding and rocking the chicks. All good. My daughter suddenly...
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