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  1. bellz15

    Fighting pullets

    Are you able to keep an eye on them for the next few days ? Is it constant or is this the first instance you’ve seen this behaviour ? Do you have the means to seperate a hen if need be ? (I know it took me a while to realise how crucial a quarantine coop was) I am guessing pecking order...
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    Sexing Araucana Chicks

    Agree with you. It’s the tail that’s giving him away . Shame cause he is a really cool looking bird
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    Yes I totally agree, thing is, they can slip through the wire, which stresses their mum out immensely. Hence why I am waiting till they are a bit bigger. They free range in the afternoon with the rest of the flock and are fitting in fine. The isa killed a fresh newborn from an egg once, which...
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    Progress report !! All 4 chicks are happy and healthy and I’m guessing almost 4 weeks old. It’s hilarious watching them all try and sit under Goldie, with fluffy butts and beaks sticking out everywhere because they’re so much bigger now 😂 they are also total escape artists and I can’t wait for...
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    Getting a hen primary for brooding

    I have 2 Wyandotte’s- one is broody constantly, and the other has never been broody in her life. If you want 2 broody hens you might need to play it safe and get a few extras, or better still get some hens that have proven their broodiness. You’re so right about it taking the pressure off, a...
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    They are totally getting it! I just saw her showing them food and water and they were copying her. I suppose I will be back in a few weeks to pester everyone about what gender they are :D
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    After sitting on the chicks for the most part of the day, sunset is almost here and I needed to move her out of the main coop and into the isolated pen, so everyone else could go to bed. (nervous about my isa brown x who is a known chick murderer). I put the chicks in a box and nudged Goldie...
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    Thank you so much!!! I love this community you guys are the best :love I have all my fingers and toes crossed
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    Really that old already? I mean I knew he was bending the truth but I spose it was a straight up lie :idunno
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    That's great news, I tried putting them under her last night but she stood up and sat down right next to them but they wouldn't come under her when she called. Will repeat again tonight if need be
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    Okay that is promising! Thank you, I will keep at it
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    Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

    Hi guys, hoping to have a fairly simple question answered but I'll provide the backstory anyway. Skip to the end if you like. My endlessly broody wyandotte has proven to be a good mum in the past, hatching out a few eggs. She's broody all the time and I have real trouble breaking her, she loses...
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    I’ve been skunked. :-(

    Adorable!
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    New Puppy and Chooks- please help!

    Thanks everyone. I have kept a really close eye on her over the last few days, and have been there every second she has been around the chooks. She has made some amazing progress. I think her maremma instincts are outweighing the kelpie, as she’s almost become one of the flock. She even tried...
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    New Puppy and Chooks- please help!

    Thank you so much I appreciate the comment immensely. I will invest in a longer lead and keep at it. I haven’t met another dog called Beans! Such a cute name. How are your dogs around chooks ? Such a good point about covering the chooks face, I didn’t think of that :)
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    New Puppy and Chooks- please help!

    Hello brains trust! Hoping you can lend me some advice. We have always had dogs first and foremost, and since the death of our gorgeous doggo 2 years ago I somehow gained 2, then 4, then 6 chooks (omg how did that happen?). I am not sure if this is the correct forum, but I wanted to ask for...
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    Blue ?

    sooo pretty!!!! :love
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    Roos or pullets ??

    Normally I would ask age but these are both hens for sure :)
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