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    If I cross these roos with these hens what will I get?

    Hi all! In exchange for some of my spring ducklings I'm getting use of an incubator for as long as I'd like and I'm wanting to rebuild my flock as most of my layers are pushing eleven years old now. Im just trying to make some educated guesses so I can make some pairings that will produce some...
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    These roos with these hens could make...

    Hi all! In exchange for some of my spring ducklings I'm getting use of an incubator for as long as I'd like and I'm wanting to rebuild my flock as most of my layers are pushing eleven years old now. Im just trying to make some educated guesses so I can make some pairings that will produce some...
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    Could this be a Rosecomb?

    My mystery bantam chick is a little older now and definitely has a rose comb so not an EE. Is it a Rosecomb? It started out all black with some brown only around the eyes. Now(4.5 weeks) has gold coming in on its wings, chest and neck area, and some head feathers now have white dots on them...
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    Gender of Mille Fleur D'uccles-4 weeks

    I saw on here that this breed is easiest to tell who's who by the comb at 3-4 weeks, so I've waited until now try and guess what I have. I'm thinking 2 roos and 3 pullets? The #1roo I feel pretty certain about, there's a definite difference between him and the others. #2 I'm not sure about. It'd...
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    EE or Olive Egger bantam?

    I've been puzzling over this bantam chick for a week now and finally decided it must be an EE. Then I saw some olive egger chicks while I was looking at EE colors and a few of those looked just like this little chick. So now I'm curious as to if there is a way to differentiate between the two...
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    Bantam Mystery Chick

    Hi there! I've got one little bantam chick still unidentified out of the group I got from TSC. I have looked at SO many pictures of bantam chicks from different hatcheries! This chick is black with a bit of brown just around its eyes and across it's beak. It has either a rosecomb or peacomb and...
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    Any help appreciated!

    Hi all, I hope someone can help me figure out what is wrong with a couple of my chickens. Here are their symptoms: it started out when i noticed them just standing with their feathers fluffed, tail down, and head tucked under their wing more than usual, within a day, their wings were slightly...
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    Barred Rock-9 weeks old

    Hi! I need some opinions on this barred rock I've got! It's 9 weeks old now so I'm hoping that's old enough to get a for sure on it's sex. It was supposed to be a pullet but as it grew it looked more like the roo-which is the same age-so I posted here and asked what everyone else thought. The...
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    Supposed to be pullets, but...

    Hi! Okay, I bought some chicks and some I bought as pullets, but I know its not 100% so there's always that chance. I've got 4 that are in question and if anyone could tell either way it would be great! They're just past 5 weeks old now and this past week a couple of them are getting obvious...
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    Buff Laced Polish!!!

    I just recently got 4 Buff Laced Polish chicks and I've been able to find a Polish thread but I can't seem to find one devoted solely to the Buff Laced Polish so I'm starting this thread for all the Buff Laced owners out there! Mine are only a little over a month old now but they're already some...
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    I've got a mystery chick too!

    Here's lots of pics! I thought it was one of the easter eggers I ordered but it has a single comb. Any guesses? Thanks!
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    Will an egg with 2 yolks grow 2 chicks?

    Hi all! I've got a black star who's decided to be broody and I noticed one of the eggs she's sitting on is huge! I candled it and it has 2 yolks. Is it possible for both yolks to grow chicks? I can't tell if they're fertilized yet. Has anyone ever had 2 chicks come from 1 egg? Here's a pic...The...
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    Silver Spangled Hamburg-Roo or Pullet???

    Hi all! I got this chick as a freebie with an order I got back in April and it was marked as straight run. I've have been looking all over and can't really find anything that helps me to figure out if it's a roo or a pullet! It's a silver spangled hamburg and it's a day or two over 9 weeks old...
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    Indian corn OK for chickens?

    I was wondering if chickens can eat cracked indian corn? I planted some this year and got to wondering if it would be OK to give some to my chickens? If they CAN eat it I'd like to go ahead and plant some extra for them. They already get regular field corn but I thought it'd be a great use for...
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    Is incubation time for eggs the same when they're under a broody hen as when they're in an incubator

    Hello! I've got two broody bantams that have been on the nest for about 3 weeks+- now. Will their eggs hatch soon or does it take longer for eggs under a hen to hatch? Also, is it okay for me to check them and see if there's actually any chicks in the eggs and take out any that aren't fitting...
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    Are all three of these Dutch Bantams?

    Hi All! I've got three little banty chickens that I traded some muscovy ducks for last year and now the two that were chicks when I got them are all grown up and sitting on their own eggs right now. The rooster I got was already full grown when he came with them ( I also had the mother hen which...
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    I'm stumped with gender of my salmon favs!

    Ok, I thought I had a sure answer last week on the gender of my 2 salmon favs...til I realized the "pullet" and "roo" in the pics were actually just 1 chick. Oops! So I retook pics(3 weeks old now) and yes, they're from a hatchery. I had 2 f and 2 m at start but lost 2(1 of which had the black...
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    Should I let these hatch out or take them from the nest?

    I've got two broody dutch bantam hens sitting on two clutches of eggs and along with their own eggs, they're also sitting on some eggs from the standard size chickens (EE's and black stars). The only rooster I've got is a Dutch bantam so he's obviously been breeding with the larger females as...
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    Mottled Houdan/Ancona Cross?

    Hi! I've got another houdan question! If my little houdan ends up being a roo, would a cross between him and an ancona hen give me some chicks that resemble the houdans? Has anyone tried this combination? I Tried that chick calculator but my computer freezes after the first cross. I'd like to...
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    Mottled houdan question

    Does anyone know how and when to sex a mottled houdan? I had three houdan chicks (2 pullets and 1 roo)and I lost two of them. So now I have one little houdan chick left and I'm wondering which it is. I know it's too soon to tell right now(only 5 days old), when do they feather out enough to...
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