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  1. DotTheHen

    Urgent: possible abandonment of squabs

    Hello. Long story made short, one of my hens turned out to be a male. Mated and they layed two eggs, I let her sit on them thinking they were infertile. I candled them out of curiosity and saw development. Her nest was on the ground, and this morning the babies hatched. I mounted a box to the...
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    The Pigeon Palaces and Dove Dorms of BYC

    Welcome! I have made this thread specifically to show off your lofts, aviaries, and other setups for the pigeons and doves of BYC. The chickens have their stunning and elaborate coops flaunted, so why can't we do the same? It's simple... Just post some pictures of your setup (and maybe show...
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    Pigeon Catching

    My male escaped my aviary and left my female by herself inside. The aviary was repaired but we don’t know how to catch him. The two seem to be a mated pair and they are not let out. So this is the first time he’s really been outside of our aviary. He’s a white homer so hopefully he will come...
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    Widowed Pigeon, new companion help

    Hello, some may know that I have aquired a lost racing pigeon. I got her a pigeon buddy, but unfortunately he escaped the aviary through a piece of broken screen on the door. We cannot find him for the time being, and I need to look at the options of new companions for my widowed pigeon. she is...
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    Decor for Pigeon Aviary?

    Hello! The aviary for the new couple is being built, but I was wondering if there were types of decor that I could spruce up the place with? Do pigeons and plants go well together or do they completely demolish them like chickens? I’m planning to put a bird bath in the middle since I heard...
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    Older hen’s toes won’t uncurl

    My 4/5 year old barred rock has gradually been slowing down over the years. She’s the last of my barred rocks and I noticed last night she was not in the coop, but instead laying on the ground in the run. Today, she was sitting down again, and I saw that her right foot looked weird. All the toes...
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    Can I keep a lost pigeon?

    I found a pigeon today. It just let me scoop it up, it had bands and everything, but it wasn't registered to anyone. Is it okay to keep the pigeon? I gave it 7 grain chicken scratch, water, and a bit of grit. It drank and ate immediately. I feel like it might die if I release it (my cat was...
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    Can Wyandotte Hens live in SC?

    Hello! I am getting some new pullets soon and I think Wyandotte hens are so beautiful! But I don’t know if it’s a good idea to raise them in South Carolina. The summers here are brutal, maxing out at the low hundreds and very high humidity. My coop and run are fully shaded, and I have the...
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    Good Hens for SC summers?

    Hello. I have lost half of my original flock, who were heavier breeds. I didn’t know about the tolerance of heat at the time, and the remaining original flock is getting older. I have gotten some more chickens to keep the egg supply up; and they are Easter Eggers and one Speckled Sussex. I am...
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    Aggressive Breeding

    Hello, I am getting a bit concerned about my flock. My rooster is good, but not great. He is perfect in the sense that he finds food for the girls and protects them from things. But he is a very aggressive breeder. He is almost a year old and he’s an Easter Egger. My older hens, which make up...
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    Odd Sluggish Chicken Behavior - help!

    Hello, my Barred Rock hen named Waffles was acting strange when I let them out today. She was just huddled in the middle of the pasture all pitiful looking. She's never been super lively, but she was very sluggish acting. I brought her in away from the rest and gave her some mealworms and she...
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    Speckled Sussex Rooster or EE Rooster?

    Hello! I'm debating whether to get a Speckled Sussex Rooster or an Easter Egger Rooster. At first, I was set on an Easter Egger, since they have so much variation. But I also read stories about their aggressive EEs, and decided to keep an open mind. Then my breeder announced she would have...
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    Taming New Pullets?

    Hello everyone! I got two new EE pullets today, and I'd like some help with tips for taming them. They're pretty scared of me right now, understandably, but does anyone have any tips for getting them more comforable around me? Currently, they are in their own small coop. I sat on a stool and...
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    Dominance in Hens

    Hello! So I witnessed something very strange today while watching my girls as they free ranged. So my BR, Stripes, was just walking along near my cuckoo maran, Chicken, when Chicken just jumped on Stripes and grabbed onto her neck feathers. Chicken is a heavier hen with a large comb that flops...
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    The Hen Hut Flock! - 2019

    Hello! This is just a little thread for my flock's growth/life! I have six ladies: three Barred Rocks and three Cuckoo Marans! Their names are Dot, Stripes, Chicken (yes, Chicken the chicken), Waffles, Roxy, and Peep. I will be getting an EE cockerel and a pullet this weekend to add the the...
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    Help with Growing Plants in Run?

    So the way my chicken area is set up, is that I converted an old dog yard into a chicken run. The run is behind my garage (the garage is separate from the house), so I built a large indoor coop inside the garage, and connected the coop to the run by sawing through the plywood. The chickens have...
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    EE Roo Help!

    Hello! I'm new here, but I have a nagging question... So I'm getting a young EE roo this weekend, but I'm a little confused on the looks. Every time I search for images of them, the website links that go with the pictures always say "Ameraucana". I know that EEs are hybrids from the...
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    Hello! I'm new here!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I'm not necessarily new, but I'm not a super experienced chicken owner. I love learning new things to improve my ladies' lives, though! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Six girls, but I will be getting our first cockerel...
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