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    Welsummer's wanted in PA

    I have a small flock of 8 birds. At one point was a dozen. Have had them for a few years and its time to add to the group. I am really interested in getting some Welsummer's. My kids would really like to hatch some eggs but I also want some mature birds. My oldest will be of 4H age next...
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    Still no babies from Meyer today

    Got my chicks last year from Meyer. Great experience...very friendly and good customer service. I am curious as to why anyone would order from My Pet Chicken? Why wouldnt you just go straight to Meyers which is where MPC gets their chics??
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    What hens are great egg layers?

    I have leghorns and they do lay well...but depending on your setup...they are not the friendliest group. I would say stick to Red stars(sex links), RIR, and Barred Rocks. I like the color of a RIR egg better than the BR pinks but my BR have done great all winter long.
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    How to tell who is laying what!?

    This lipstick thing might be the greatest idea I have ever heard on BYC. Simply brilliant.
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    Who is getting chicks January 21st from Ideal-poultry???????????

    Cambellshatchery, I must know. What on God's green earth are you going to do/planning to do with 145 chickens!
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    How to tell who is laying what!?

    OK...our hens have been laying since July. I think I have an idea of who lays what eggs but I am not completely sure. Here is the lineup. 3 Brown Leghorns. They are easy...these are the only white egg layers we have. The rest of our eggs vary from pink to brown to brown with some speckles...
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    Changes that boosted winter egg production from 1 to 6 per day

    Mine are only 9 months old and I have heard conflicting stories on molting prior to one year of age. I do not believe mine went through a full molt. However there were lots of feathers in the coop and about 4 hens were missing almost all of their neck feathers. I just assume thats what was...
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    Changes that boosted winter egg production from 1 to 6 per day

    My egg production was cut to absolutely nothing in November. A few of the hens were going through a mild winter molt...but all of the others were fine. 2 weeks ago I added a light in the coop that gives them 14 hours of "daylight". I am now getting 4 or 5 eggs a day. It really is amazing how...
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    Welsummer eggs and candling?

    This spring I want to add some Welsummers to our flock. I think these birds are really cool looking and the eggs are beautiful. Couple questions. 1. I remember there was someone here on BYC that sold Welsummer eggs. Can anyone point me in that persons direction. 2. Can you candle Welsummer...
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    Help me get hens back on track

    About a month ago what little egg production we had (1 a day) completely shut down. We havent seen an egg for almost 3 or 4 weeks from any of our eight hens. 4 of the 8 look TERRIBLE. Neck feathers are all but gone and the coloration in their plumage is very dull and sickly looking. Their...
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    Missing neck feathers

    We have a small flock of 10 birds. 9 hens and 1 roo. All born this past March 2008. All have been healthy and layed great until about 2 weeks ago. Cold snap and much shorter sunlight days had me thinking that was the issue. Today my wife noticed that two hens were missing most of the...
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    Question on this rooster?

    It is an EE. Sending my nasty, aggressive Buff Orp roo to get "trained" (i.e. - a butt whoopping) from 8 other roosters.
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    Question on this rooster?

    A friend and I are swapping roosters. This is the one I will be receiving. Any idea what breed he is? Might be a hybrid or a nothing at all. Just looking for thoughts. He is the one on the right...reddish with white tail.
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    Rooster not crowing???

    Our roo didnt crow until 5 months old. He is a pretty laid back guy...I think they all differ.
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    Roosters Comb Folding Over

    I have a brown leghorn hen whose comb has been laid over ever since day one. Seems healthy and fine...I just assume its a poor genetic thing.
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    just saw this post...I am not going to read the entire thread but I will add that I too am amazed at how many questions go unanswered. I have had quite a few posts that I really hoped would help me learn and answer my issues but no one helped out. Oh well... Cyber world is not all its cracked...
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    Any bought chicks from MyPetChicken.Com?

    Not sure why you would buy from My Pet Chicken? They buy their chicks from Meyer's why not buy straight from them? Thats what I did. I had great customer service from Meyer's and all 10 chicks arrived alive. They are now 5 months old and doing great. Ordered all pullets and...
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    Thoughts on whychicken died?

    Lost our first hen every yesterday (of course its only been 5 months) to something very odd. Hoping someone can explain what may have happened. Found her in the coop, pretty droopy and lifeless. Her comb was sort of shriveled and one wing was drooping. She wasn’t walking a whole lot. It did...
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    Chickens Allowed to Roam in Yard??

    Ours free ranged for the first 4 months...and loved. Day by day they branch out further and further. Everything was great until they found my neighbors tomato's. Now they will be penned up until the garden is plowed under. Once I moved the chicks to the outdoor coop I left them in the coop...
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    Finding the first egg??

    Our 10 chickens are now 19 weeks old. Their combs have all darkened up and I assume I could expect to see the first egg any day now. We have 4 nest boxes in the coop with straw just awaiting the big day. Of the 10 chickens about 5 have started getting "out" of the fenced in area and enjoy...
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