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  1. ChickDaze

    Head Injury

    My chicken was trapped and got a head injury. The other chickens picked at it, and it got very bloody and bald. I removed her and she was healing. Then, she accidentally got back in with the other chickens, and now it's bigger and I don't know what to do. I separated her again, but I don't...
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    How long between broodies' batches?

    I am experienced with one broody hen, but this second one really threw me for a loop. I had one hen (Australorp) go broody last weekend, with 16(! thankfully they won't all hatch) eggs. Another Aussie went broody today. I know that two broodies may or may not kill/steal the other's chicks...
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    Broody Not Getting Off

    Yes, it has been only three days, but so far, I've only seen something that might not have been poop, and she hopped right back on her nest when she figured out where she was again. I have to admire her dedication, but I can't have Buffy, a big favorite, be counter-productive doing what her...
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    What breeds are these?

    Out of my 15 chickens, five were assorted. Two I'm quite sure of, and another died. I think one is a Jersey Giant. In this pic, she is four months and 10 days, and is with a black sex link of the same age. This is another I'm not sure of at all, other than she was classified as a large...
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    When do they molt? Why aren't my 6month Americaunas laying?

    I am waiting ever so patiently for my hens and roo to molt, and they don't! We are having a surprisingly warm December, if that explains it, but I'm waiting on my Americaunas to start laying, and they are over six months now! Everyone else is laying, so did they start molting early?
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    Chapped Skin

    A few weeks ago, one of my roosters decided to visit me on the porch. The dogs got a hold on him and he, luckily, put his head down and went vertical, hiding his head between the feed can and a flower pot. When we got out there, he was fine and the dogs left him alone, and the only injury was...
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    Clipping wings. How, What when?

    I am entirely too fed up with having to watch the two almost six month old leghorns every time they go to the yard. Five foot fence! Nothing to it! How do I clip them? When is the best time of day? When is the right age? How far up do I go on the wing? It is one wing, first ten feathers...
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    Dirty chicken. how to give bath

    I have a white leghorn. The ground she walks on is muddy, and she now has a dirty back. (Dratted roo. He wasn't supposed to be able to.) I saw a pamphlet on how to bathe one, but I don't have the vinegar it recomends. Also, would FINESSE work, or would I need to use the oatmeal flea and tick...
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    layer feed is all I have. I need starter

    I have nineteen week old chickens, which the layer feed bag says is perfect. However, I also have chicks that are almost exactly two months younger. I ran out of starter (don't bother with grower/finisher) and I fed them layer and what was left in the bag. They are starving, and they can't eat...
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    Drowsy chick with I don't know what. Heat? Pecking order?

    I went outside today and noticed that my favorite wasn't in the run. i went inside and found her standing still. Since it was hot, i blamed the heat. i also took her to a grassy area and let her loose with a roo to eat some. normally, they go nuts foraging. she wouldn't have anything to do with...
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    chick picking on one other chick

    i got my newborn chicks today. one chick is being plain mean. she pecks at anothers eye incessantly. she pecks, i pick her up. i put her down, she waits about thirty seconds then goes looking for her. she is separated from her and is with two roo chicks that she doesn't pick on, but is screaming...
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    Chicken cold?

    One of my two month old chicks is sneezing. Seriously. It makes a sound like a human light sneeze. Once I saw liquid spots on the door after this little episode. It is acting like normal except for this sneezing. (Well neither one will go outside since the flock dropped from 7 chicks to just the...
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    Sexlink heritage

    i am going to get some chicks to add to my two pullet hens. i am going to get ameraucana ladies, assorted heavy breed gals, and straight run black sex links. i was wondering if the chicks of my rooster sex links and the ladies of the other breeds would have chicks with the easy sexing of the...
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    dead chick. Breed?

    I recently got 6 leghorns and a bantam of a breed i dont know from TSC. Yesterday, my dogs killed the banny and one leghorn. (three are missing.) i want a new banny roo. it was black with a white stripe down its front. it looked like it had a shaved bottom when it was 2 weeks old. it looked like...
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    dead chick. breed?

    I recently got 6 leghorns and a bantam of a breed i dont know from TSC. Yesterday, my dogs killed the banny and one leghorn. (three are missing.) i want a new banny roo. it was black with a white stripe down its front. it looked like it had a shaved bottom when it was 2 weeks old. it looked like...
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