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  1. lovechickenswis

    Winter is Coming! Checklists, tips, advice for a newbie

    Please let me know how the solar power works out! I have been told that it would be expensive and would not work, although I can not see why not. I live 10 miles from my birds and this would be very useful info!
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    A not so brief introduction.

    I think finding a place to board your flock is an awesome idea! Why not? People board horses. As I said in an earlier post I had to move my flock to a friends property in the country. I have a mix of silkies, frizzles and cochins. I also have a pheasant, quail and I recently added two...
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    quail died of unknown causes..

    I still have not found that book, but I am hoping to find it so I can figure out why all the babies from the first batch were throwing their heads back and did not make it. The 2 that did make it one male and one female I took to the farm Friday and they are doing fine, I got three eggs so far...
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    quail died of unknown causes..

    I have 31 baby quail that started hatching on Thursday. Three hatched today. This is the best hatch rate I have had to date. I can fit 49 eggs in my incubator. I broke one early on, two started to hatch and died one hatched and died overnight. All 31 look healthy and active. Only one with...
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    quail died of unknown causes..

    Lost another adult hen yesterday. All puffed up the day before. Everyone else is fine. This has only happened to the female ones. I have not lost one like that since spring. I wish I knew what to do so this would not happen.
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    Naughty cockatiels

    I have lots of quail eggs do you think that might work?
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    Naughty cockatiels

    This is Geno and my great nephew.
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    Tell me why you keep Roosters...

    One day when my husband was working on our new coop I let everyone out to run around, I was not feeling well. I took a blanket to lay on and my little Festus the bestus came over and cuddled up with me for a nap. This is Festus (my husband named him) he is having a bad hair day in this...
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    Naughty cockatiels

    I do know he has some triggers that set him off, like sirens on the TV and crows always get him going, but most of the time we can not figure out why he does it. You would think he would get tired and stop. When we moved this summer we had hoped that would do the trick, but it is about the...
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    Naughty cockatiels

    Any ideas how to fix a trust issue? Today he is having a good day and talking nice and pretty. I wish it would last. Maybe its the seventh day and he is resting lol.
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    Feeding your chickens apples

    The first time I fed my chicks grapes they all looked at me like I was crazy. As soon as I held the grapes in my hand they went nuts over them. I guess somethings are only good if your holding them. lol.
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    Keeping water from freezing in Winter....

    Thanks! I am definitely going to check into this.
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    quail died of unknown causes..

    I had a bunch of newly hatched quail that were having trouble breathing and throwing their heads back and all died. The next batch I only had one that did that, but it is still alive and I have one out of the last batch that is so tiny and hardly any feathers. I have a book somewhere that I...
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    Keeping water from freezing in Winter....

    I am sorry I am stupid. Why won't it work? We have a small solar panel that charges our boat batteries and we can run electric things off the battery, so if you have a waterer that you plug into an outlet why can't this work? What is a an outrageous amount of money? I understand that you...
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    Keeping water from freezing in Winter....

    Please keep me posted on his progress!
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    Naughty cockatiels

    I have taken in several stray or unwanted birds over the years. All your suggestions are very good, unfortunately none have worked so far. I took this bird (a male) and a female in originally. I had got them from a guy that wanted to breed them. They did not work out for him for breeding and...
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    Dumbest Things People Have Said About Your Chickens/Eggs/Meat

    When we first got chickens two years ago my mother (who grew up in the country) told us that we were crazy. She said we could not keep them through the winter cause they would freeze. I was like what? I asked her, didn't you say you had chickens when you were growing up? Her answer, yes but...
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    Naughty cockatiels

    My cockatiel Geno is driving us out of our minds! He screams and screams and we can not take it anymore! Help!
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