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  1. Sassy-ChikN Mom

    Silkie with Wry neck… HELP

    Hi all, I was recently given a few silkies & silkie mixes a lady could no longer care for. While they are dirty, they appear healthy. I suspect one has wry neck though. She also is doing this thing where she stretches her neck and opens her beak, I tried to get a photo…She is full grown. What...
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    Fertilized??

    Question- does the bottom right egg look fertilized?? I have my suspicion but won’t say just yet. The reason I ask- I only have one hen laying eggs right now, my little silkie hen, and every day I’ve been taking them. Furthermore she’s molting! Then a few days later, I noticed she has gone...
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    Fertilized or no?

    Question- does the bottom right egg look fertilized?? I have my suspicion but won’t say just yet. The reason I ask- I only have one hen laying eggs right now, my little silkie hen, and every day I’ve been taking them. Furthermore she’s molting! Then a few days later, I noticed she has gone...
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    Normal Poo?

    It seems like every day, I learn something new about my chickens… today it’s again the subject of poo… 💩 from what I’ve read quickly online I *think* it’s normal, but just wanted to check with y’all because let’s face it, I trust y’all more than I do google searches! :rolleyes: First of all...
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    Worm Type?? 🪱

    ** warning** graphic picture below. hi all! I am wondering if someone can tell me what kind of worms these are?? I noticed worms in some chicken poo about a month ago amd wormed the entire flock with Safeguard (fenbendazole). I did the process where you treat orally on day 1 then repeat X days...
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    Bloody feathers on Polish pullet

    Hi all! while doing my weekly cleaning of my brooder, I noticed one of my 4-5 week old crested polish has a little dried blood on her head feathers. Is this normal? Her sister is fine. They are in a brooder with 3 silkie chicks, 2 Russian Orloff chicks and 2 Black Langshan chicks. All are about...
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    Recent hatchlings… Color possibilities?

    3 of my 5 silkie eggs have hatched and I was wondering what colors they are. I know it will change as they grow but any ideas now? Especially curious about the chick with the dark stripe down her/his back. mom is a chocolate silkie, dad is either my partridge Roo or Buff roo… yes she was having...
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    Mites!! Possibly Red mites! HELP!

    Hi all! This afternoon I was giving one of my polish chickens some love… while looking her over I noticed little tiny reddish bugs crawling around under her tail feathers near her vent. I can only assume they are mites! :barnie:sick move read about various treatments and I am wondering what is...
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    Possible hatchlings?? Help! Advice?!

    So my little silkie Roos have been ‘hanging out’ A LOT with one of my silkie hens. She has now become super broody, but kept leaving the nest box and abandoning the eggs, so I started taking them and moving them under a Larger hen that has gone SUPER SUPER broody. she is currently sitting on 5...
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    Is this “healthy” poo?? (Pics inside post)

    So I’ve recently been dealing with runny noses and worms in my backyard flock (mix of breeds/ages; but all old enough to be outside together. Recently I’ve noticed some worms in poo (while washing off my porch - a WHOLE other can of worms! Pun intended) as well as a few with runny noses. On...
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    Eye Bulge & discharge Sick Turkey? Help!

    Can someone tell what is wrong with my young turkey hen’s eyes?? she has developed this “bulge” on both eyes, but now this one is weepy. what is it and what can I do?? note: she is dusty from her dirt bath
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    Looking to add silkies, frazzle, satin to my flock!

    So my husband used to be a hard NO to any chicken. Well after having a couple of silkies, he’s fallen in love with them and wants to add to our flock. I’m looking for places/breeders to buy from. Silkies, frazzles, satin does anyone have any Recommendations?? Thanks!
  13. Sassy-ChikN Mom

    Looking to add to flock!

    So my husband used to be a hard NO to any chicken. Well after having a couple of silkies, he’s fallen in love with them and wants to add to our flock. I’m looking for places/breeders to buy from. Silkies, frazzles, satin does anyone have any Recommendations?? Thanks!
  14. Sassy-ChikN Mom

    Help! Injured Cuckoo Maran young hen

    I need some help/advice. I went out to change water this afternoon and found my 3 month old Cuckoo Maran in some bushes. When I picked her up, I noticed dry blood and she was having trouble walking. After looking her over, it looks like something tried to get her. She has some puncture wounds...
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    Cuckoo Maran Pullet?

    Can someone help me identify these two cuties? When we got them, they had no identification other than sex (pullet). I believe they are between 6-7 weeks. Possibly 8weeks?? from images I’ve searched online and forums I’ve read, I’m thinking a Cuckoo Maran? Both have slightly feathered legs/feet...
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    Silkie Cockerel or Hen or both?? Color pattern?

    My son and I have been debating the sex of these silkies since we got them I’m June. I believe they are about 10-12 weeks old. I’ll breakdown the 3: Pics 1-3: I *think* it’s a cockerel. Definitely the largest. Is he partridge color? Is he bearded? I think he’s only be pet quality as he/she only...
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    New Chicken Momma!

    Hi y’all! My name is Heather and I live in Central Texas with my hubby and 2 kids. We recently decided to begin raising chickens after my 6year old daughter saved a turkey poult from a dog on a friends farm and was subsequently given said turkey…. We now have 15 chickens, and 6 5wk old midget...
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