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    Two eggs

    I bought them from McMurray and they said they were RIR's
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    Two eggs

    I have six birds and they are tagged and every morning before 8am I get 4 eggs. Then around 9am two more. The first time this happened I had 7 eggs total. The 6 from morning and then went to get them ready for bed time and another egg was there. That time I had no clue who did it because did not...
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    Two eggs

    They are all 7 months old as of 2/15.
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    Egg laying

    This had occurred 2 times over 3 months. I have one hen that had laid between 6 and 730 am then 6 and 7 pm before bed. She had done it twice. The rest lay everyday. No skips so far. I have RIRs and they get normal feeding but I do put vitamins in water and wonder if the vitamins are causing it...
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    Two eggs

    This had occurred 2 times over 3 months. I have one hen that had laid between 6 and 730 am then 6 and 7 pm before bed. She had done it twice. The rest lay everyday. No skips so far. I have RIRs and they get normal feeding but I do put vitamins in water and wonder if the vitamins are causing it...
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    So excited this morning

    I spent several hours cleaning my girls' hen house and run yesterday. I got new chopped straw down with alfalfa and no sooner did I get that laid in their natural area they were digging and scratching making a dust bath. They must have bathed for 45 minutes. I noticed Humble was hanging around...
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    Tractor Run and moving

    Not sure if this is right spot for this question; however, I have an Omlet large XL I think they call it with just the 6' run. I did opt for the 13' but found it was whonky so removed it. I reinforced the bottom 2' with extra chicken wire. Just paranoid of predators I guess though I have...
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    Dirt and grass run

    Wow thanks all. Great input.
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    Dirt and grass run

    I have a question about my ground for my chickens. I have a tractor run that is surrounded by a giant movable pen we bought from Amazon and configured to move it then about 4 feet of space and an electric fence around that for more safety at night. Their giant run and then smaller tractor run...
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    Deworming

    I am reading up on worms and saw Ivermectin is a good product and wondering if once my babies go outside I should begin every 3 months giving them the required dose based on their weight? I am looking at prevention. I also read I can give them garlic and apple cider vinegar. They are 3 weeks old...
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    Coop Security

    Thanks to all for your great input and ideas. I decided to keep my predator's eyes, 2 motion detector floodlights that will wake the dead, enclosing the hen house, coop, and runs with hardware cloth for a double layer, and the cayenne pepper perimeter fence. I have just purchased a solar...
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    What shape of roosts do you use in your chicken coop?

    I know. I am so attached to my 3-week old gals. They are just so awesome.
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    What shape of roosts do you use in your chicken coop?

    I am using a training roost right now because my 3-week olds are in their brooder. Got from Amazon but they rarely use any of the 3 round bars at varying heights to roost. They use the sidewalls. This is the one I have. Odd to watch them because will fly jump to one side and try and get...
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    Purring sounds

    I saw a few videos where a chicken is purring while being pet. I decided to mimic this sound with my chicks that are 3 weeks today. I can only assume they liked it. I was in my home office working and heard loud chirps. Went in to see what was going on and they are at the mesh screen I normally...
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    Coop Security

    Would putting the solar fence around the hen house and run but not actually on it work? Just around the perimeter and their house and run is inside. The house and run are movable. Opted for tractor version from Omlet and my gigantic run arrives in September. That will have its own tractor...
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    Coop Security

    I thought about electric fencing on it until I read folks having issues with electrocuting their chickens and that made me rethink the electric fencing. I am new to chickens and the last thing I want is to bbq them because I don't know what I am doing. I think a plus for me is I only leave my...
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    Coop Security

    I have seen raccoons, smelled skunk, opossums. We also have lots of deer here. Where these animals all I would expect coyotes but have not heard any or seen signs of any.
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    Coop Security

    I have done extensive research on coops and really wanted something mobile. I have a 30-acre farm with about 15 acres that are wooded. We have lots of critters and predators. Have a feral dog family the dog catcher will not come and catch. I have gone around and around about safety. I have...
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    Hello

    Hi, My name is Tina Miller and I am a new chick mama to 6 little Rhode Island Reds that arrived on the 17th of July born on the 15th 2020.
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