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  1. fowlwoman1

    selling extra male chicks as reptile food?

    I was just wondering if anybody had any experience with selling them. I would like to sell them live, but I'm thinking I might have to euthanize them myself, which would be hard for me and my family. I've euthanized sick chicks befrore, which wasn"t too bad, but killing healthy chicks would be...
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    selling extra male chicks as reptile food?

    when I first started hatching a couple of years ago, I tried to learn vent sexing, but there just wasn't enough information out there that I could access about it. I'm about 90% accurate using my own methods, which is probably no worse than I'd be able to do if I learned to vent sex. It takes...
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    selling extra male chicks as reptile food?

    I'm planning on hatching a lot of chicks this spring and selling the females to the local feed store. So I'm considering selling the males as reptile food. I'm pretty good at sexing the chicks in their first days of life based on a combination of their behavior and physical characteristics. I...
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    What do you do with your baby when you're in the barnyard?

    My baby is 9 months old and most of the time I've just gone out to the barnyard when he's asleep and I take the baby monitor with me or I have my husband or son babysit him for a few minutes while I go out there. But now with spring here, I have lots I need to do out there. What do you do with...
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    think hen has mareks

    Wait! Marek's usually strikes chickens at 2-5 months old. I had a pullet who appeared to have Marek's last fall. I put her inside the house in a rabbit cage, fashioned a sling from an old shirt(cut holes for her legs and made sure not to cover her cloaca) and let her hang there for 2 months...
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    Not enough seats in the U-Haul... need advice!

    My mom seems to think there is too much furniture for just a trailer.
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    Not enough seats in the U-Haul... need advice!

    We want to take the kids so that they can meet great-grandma, and also to let the 7 year old see the Golden Gate bridge, Redwoods, ocean, etc. My mom suggested that I could drive the Uhaul back alone with the kids and she could fly back. I'm open to that.
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    Not enough seats in the U-Haul... need advice!

    Okay, here's the situation. My 94 year old grandmother is finally moving into an assisted living complex and is selling her house. We live in WA, she in CA. My mom wants to go down and get some of her nice furniture(piano, dining table, hutch, beds) and take me and my 2 kids for a visit (7...
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    3 month old chick gasping for air

    if it is a heavy meat breed, it could be about to have a heart attack....
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    bloody diarrhea-- now what?

    My chickens have never been wormed.... Diet is Nutrena layer crumbles. What is a faecal? I'm starting to get tired of trying to be a chicken farmer. I thought these birds would be able to pay for themselves by laying eggs. It's so hard to have fun doing this these days. 2-5 eggs from 18...
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    bloody diarrhea-- now what?

    I might try the jug idea and maybe hang it on the fence so they can't dump it. They like to be crazy in their coop and knock everything over.
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    bloody diarrhea-- now what?

    Their waterer is up on a wheel rim, which makes it pretty high, I think. About 5 inches off the ground...
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    bloody diarrhea-- now what?

    I have a hen with bloody poo, just pooping blood it looks like on the roost. She had been acting depressed for about a week, sitting in one of the nest boxes nearly all day and pooping (regular looking poop) in it. This coincided with all the rest of the hens quitting laying. I have 18+...
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    Moved them out. Need some opinions, and expertise TONIGHT. PICS.......

    I think they look feathered out enough that if you're having warm weather still, they may not even need a light. Here it gets down to freezing at night, so I make sure mine have 2 lights in case one burns out. I like to have the light lower with a lower watt bulb, even just a 20 watt if the...
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    changes in Nutrena Chick Starter?

    last week I bought a bag of Nutrena chick starter. When I picked it off the shelf at the store the bag felt "floppy" like the bag wasn't full enough. I didn't think real hard about that and bought it anyway. When I got it home I compared it to the Nutrena layer feed I had also just bought at...
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    Is there a disease that makes them stop laying?

    I've had hens who have molted for extended periods of time, say 3-4 months with no laying, and then they either die or grow their feathers back but still don't lay. These are young hens about 15-18 months old. Could they be sick in addition to molting? Should I be vaccinating for something?
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    Anyone here raise worms for sale?

    I was just thinking about starting to raise worms to sell. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on getting started etc.
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    Too late to start raising chickens in Alabama?

    totally fine. it's never too late imo!
  19. fowlwoman1

    Wenatchee, WA October 11th, Anyone?

    I"m in wenatchee, but I won't be in town that day! Nor am I interested in those breeds! I'm into Marans and Ameraucanas. Just thought I'd respond anyway. Hope you do find someone to swap with.
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    My soon-to-be-processed Barred Rocks

    I couldn't bring myself to process a young hen with such awesome laying potential.
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