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    Must find home for my hens... :-(

    Not yet; it's kind of my last resort since I won't know if the people are chicken lovers or not. I gave three of my birds to a neighbor and even he didn't care for them well enough because they were killed by weasels within 3 weeks of getting them! I'm looking for someone who loves birds and...
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    Must find home for my hens... :-(

    Just bumping this up in case anyone out there might like my girls since we must find them new homes. Does anyone know of a sanctuary in Georgia that would take them if all else fails? I've not been able to find one. I am afraid that we might have to put them all down and that is so horrible that...
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    Must find home for my hens... :-(

    Thank you chicken pickin and roostersandhens. It's heartbreaking for sure. Thanks for the compliments on my cochins; they are the most peaceful and docile of my group... very sweet. :)
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    Must find home for my hens... :-(

    Thank you weezilgirl :) I haven't put any flyers up yet, but will if I need to. We have a few months to find my girls a home, so I will try all venues. Thank your for the suggestions.
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    Must find home for my hens... :-(

    Hi all, My husband and I must find a new home for our hens since we have to move back to the city where we can't keep them. We currently live in Dahlonega, Georgia. My hens are my buddies and it rips my heart out to have to give them up, but I have no choice. They are 3 years old and some are...
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    Cut feathers on feet?

    Thank you; I'm so glad I asked. I will do some research on blood feathers. Maybe she will get used to her new feathered feet in time.
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    Cut feathers on feet?

    I have a light brahma hen who is going through her first molt. Prior to the molt, the feathers on her feet were not that noticeable; they were small. But now they are huge and she is walking in a very pronounced way - lifting her feet very high each step. Poor thing probably feels like she is...
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    Hens with bald backs getting bitten by something

    Thanks, Dawg53; I appreciate the info and will give one of your suggestions a try. And I'll get the Avon SSS for me!
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    Hens with bald backs getting bitten by something

    Several of my hens have bare backs because of our rooster's mating. He is now gone and the hens are much happier, but I think they're getting bug bites on their bare backs now. They're not scratching, but I've noticed some small red spots. Is there something I can put on their backs to prevent...
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    How to keep wrap on rooster's foot

    Thanks, AZBootsie, that is similar to the way I bandaged him, only it was up the leg a little more hoping to make it more secure. That didn't work! Maybe that's what he didn't like though - being on his leg. I'll try it lower like they showed in the bumblefoot post and try the 3-strip method...
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    How to keep wrap on rooster's foot

    Thanks, Chickmom. I have the black colored Vetwrap since his legs are kind of a charcoal color. I think I'll try again with your method of using it (just on the foot and not up the leg at all) and if that doesn't work, hubby is picking up some of the liquid skin in case we need it. Plus, I think...
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    How to keep wrap on rooster's foot

    My black copper maran rooster buddy, Clyde, has a small cut on the bottom of his foot and is limping. I've cleaned the cut and put betadine on it to clean it and then put on some neosporine, gauze and covered his whole foot with Vetrap (procedure like in this video: ). I even added some sticky...
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    Transitioning from cool to hot weather

    Thanks, Elmo and KFox; that makes sense... I shoulda thought of it... gradual exposure. I'm going to take them out right now for a few hours.
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    Another integration question

    Thank you for your input guys... I guess I just need to really supervise and give the little ones a safe place to run off to should they need it. Hubby and I will give it a go while we're both here just to make sure things go smoothly. Thanks again.
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    Transitioning from cool to hot weather

    I have 14 young chickens (13 and 7 weeks old) who I moved into our coop while the weather was still relatively cool and they have done well transitioning to our hot and humid weather (96 degrees today). But I have 10 3-week-olds and 10 4-day-olds that will eventually go from our house...
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    Another integration question

    I'd really like to put my 11 7-week-old Light Brahmas and Buff Orpingtons together with our 3 13-week-old Black Copper Marans. They are currently in the same coop with a near invisible netting dividing them and appear to be accustomed to seeing each other; they've been next to each other like...
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    Silkie, orpington and BC Maran photo shoot

    Beautiful pictures of your chicks; the wrapping paper made a fun backdrop and you did a great job capturing their cuteness. . I think I need a "chicken wrangler" to help me get decent pictures of mine since they move so much!
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    How to keep coop dry in hot soupy South

    Oh, this is very helpful guys! suzeqf: Our coop is high off the ground in the back and one cinder block high at one corner (it's on a hill), so that should help some. Hoosierchickens: The gable vent is a great idea that I've not even thought of! And yes, we do have electricity at the coop...
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    How to keep coop dry in hot soupy South

    Hi guys, I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to keep our coop dry here in our hot humid summers - especially when it is raining. We have a large coop that came with the property and are now refurbishing it so we can get our chickens into it very soon. The air gets quite soupy here in...
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    Bully Roo

    Thanks, SpeckledHills. That is some helpful information for sure and I'll keep it in mind. Right now everyone seems okay. I've connected a very large dog crate to their existing cage that almost doubles their space - and they're checking it out and not as bored - yet. It's supposed to rain...
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