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    Are hatched Roos more aggressive?

    September of last year one of my hens hatched 4 eggs. Two Roos and two hens. Flock currently consists of 21 hens and 4 Roos...yes too many Roos.... the two hatched Roos are terrorizing everyone. They attack the established Roos and pull feathers from the hens. Attached are picks of the hen who...
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    Broody hen day 21

    Tomorrow evening my broody hen will have been sitting on eggs for 21 days. She has her own food and water right next to the nesting box. Is there anything I need to be doing for her and the chicks? Should I take the eggs from her at day 23 if the chicks are not piping? I am totally at a...
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    Most pathetic crow

    One of my "Pullets" from Hoover Hatchery started crowing the other day. We have known that she was a he for some time. We were watching TV and heard the most pathetic croak of a chicken sound we have ever heard. At first I thought someone was attacked by a predator. Upon investigation I found...
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    Buff Orpington hen or Roo

    I ordered hens from Hoover Hatchery. I am not sure if this one is a pullet. 14 weeks old. Can anyone verify?
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    Do hens use the Egg Song as a warning call too?

    Today while spending the morning with the flock an ultralight flew over the farm. At first I didn't notice the aircraft but one of my hens saw it and started her egg-laying song. The roo heard her and repeated the song for everyone else. Attached is a video of the encounter. You can hear the...
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    Thank You

    Just want to say Thank You to everyone on the board. Thanks to ya'll I found the know how to build my own brooder, set up a brooder, purchase chicks, and build a coop from scratch. Here is my flock at 5 weeks. I have no idea of genders since they were straight run Buff Orphingtons.
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    New to Chickens in PA

    Live in south central PA, near Altoona. Looking to get 10 hens and 2 roosters. Thinking either Buff Orphington or Barred Rock. This is my first time with chickens so I decided to go with easy breeds. My coop is under construction at the moment. It will be 120 square feet with a large covered...
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