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  1. The ULTIMATE chicken quiz!

    The ULTIMATE chicken quiz!

    Are you a chicken know-it-all? Well, here are some of the HARDEST questions about chickens that only true chicken lovers know the answer of! There are 10 questions. The answers of the questions are at the bottom of the article. answer all of the questions then check the answers, the answers...
  2. Bru

    Rare Roosters/Cockerels Central MD

    All birds are around 3 months old and have been vaccinated for MAREKS. At this point, we are quite certain they are roos. Liege Fighter Roos (4) $50 each (Light-feathered large Roo in pics not for sale). These are a very large Belgian breed known to be docile toward humans, but fierce towards...
  3. Derek Kwas

    Rhode Island Red White Tips

    Hello, as the title says, I have noticed 1 of our 4 chickens (Rhode Island Red, All Born 3/30/17) has white tips on her feathers at the top of her head and has some baby feathers loose as shown in the pictures. I feel this may be molting due to age and we haven't seen her go through it but the...
  4. M

    chickens in the canal

    so i just found some breeds of chickens and roosters that i found around the canal in the neighborhood in Miami where my dad's house is and i don't know any of them, is it okay that i need to get help to ID these canal and neighborhood dwelling chickens
  5. Nats Chickens

    What could I do with my youtube channel?

    I have a new youtube channel with a little bit of stuff on it, but I am void of ideas. I have 8 chooks, 5 guinea pigs, 9 goldfish and a puppy who could star on it, but I don't know what to do. The web doesn't need anymore care or animal health videos than it already has, and I want to do...
  6. J

    Follow these steps to insure your hen's safety!

    Being a chicken keeper, things can get difficult when predators are around. Recently, there has been a fox problem and is an ongoing worry for any owner of chickens. There are several ways to protect your chickens, but here are the most effective ways to ensure your safety over predators e.g...
  7. B

    Chicken+ Guinea Update

    We've gotten addicted. It's only been a few months and I'm hopeless. Update on the Chicken Flock We got 22 new chickens. All of them are female but three, but the person who gave them to us accidentally bought full Rhode Island Reds instead of Bantams, which is definitely a problem seeing as we...
  8. AKmotherbird

    Hi, I just got the app on my phone :) We're on a mountain in Alaska

    We have around 40 chickens now, we've had our chickens for 8 years, started out getting my daughter 10 for her 10th birthday. We kept the best breeders and layers selling the rest. Then the barn burned down last year and we were down to 12 survivors. Chicken math and poof back up to where we...
  9. TheChiggens

    Favorite Chicken Memories

    I remember the first time I got chickens I could not wait! sleeping was hard for a week before I got them. (although I am still excited about getting chickens to this day) I also remember as a kid loving to watch my aunt and uncles flock of hens parading around the farm. That's what really got...
  10. E

    How to Prevent/Stop Comb Frostbite and Comb Pecking?

    I'm not sure which is happening to three of my chickens, so I want to solve both problems at once. Here's the situation behind this: Due to a recurring problem of high humidity inside the isolated, non-heated coop (hydrometer shows 72-78% - the walls and windows are covered in frost), I...
  11. J

    Best crop for chickens, turkeys and ducks.

    I have been looking to plant some crops in a separate run so I can take them off of the run when I need to replant the crops. I need to know which crop is best for a mixed flock. I am currently thinking about oats or alfalfa but would like to hear your opinions, thanks.
  12. TheChiggens

    Anyone Who Is Bored CHAT

    Anyone wanna start a poultry-related or none poultry-related conversation by saying something. And then we can continue to express our viewpoints or stories etc. And see how far we can go. Lol just kinda bored. So how about I start it off- What your Christmas traditions? What do you eat? What's...
  13. ChickChic00

    Old Generation Chickens?

    Any way to breed chickens so, how they were in the old days? Like, smaller, doesn't lay near as many eggs. The way they used to be. Would I need to breed my chickens several generations down? I will be feeding them like the old days also. Scraps,corn, free range. All that good stuff. Any help is...
  14. APaulPrice

    Hello everyone!

    We are homesteading in MO and entering year 3; we are in the later stages of building a house. Thank you for the addition. I am the sort of city boy and she grew up on the farm. If you think of Green Acres, I am like Lisa and she is like Oliver. :) We are starting chickens and ducks (no...
  15. TheChiggens

    As winter hits! What to use for water?

    What are the best water bowls for winter? With chickens. Its realy discouraging every morning to crack ice. And throuh out the day. As temps are in the teens. It continues to be a time consuming chore. Its hard to decide heated water bowl, rubber bowl, nipples, metal bowl? I have kinda a low...
  16. Bird-Whisperer

    Moving To a Different State

    Hi everyone! Although I recently joined BYC, I have been using this site for a few years to help me with my birds. I finally decided to join and ask some personal questions that I'm hoping y'all can help me with :) My family and I will be moving from Colorado to Southern California in a...
  17. CoveChickens

    New member!

    Hello all, I just joined as I've been lurking and reading here for months! I am new to chickens and I am also a Nigerian Goat owner since early summer 2019. My chickens are a little over 7 months old and I am patiently awaiting my first egg!! I sure hope it's any day now!! We live in CT so...
  18. Thechickentrainer1999

    Shaking head walking backwards?

    I have a white rock hen who is 9 months old and ever since she was about 1 month old she will look down at her feet and shake her head side to side and walk and something run backwards about 5+ feet. It started getting better as she got older and it became rare when she would do it but now she...
  19. TheChiggens

    Cluckmazing Facts~ (A New Facts Daily)

    Welcome to the Cluckmazing Fact Thread!!! Thanks to @Rose Quartz for the idea of a thread updated daily now people can follow along more easily! This new page will have all the daily facts. This will be updated daily! So check daily for the new fact! Send me facts or questions you want to be...
  20. Lake2day

    Incubating quail and a chicken eggs together

    first time incubating eggs here. I bought a Hova-Bator forced air model 2362E from an individual who threw in 16 chicken eggs and 3 quail eggs. I realize now that I should have placed the quail eggs a few days later so they would all hatch at the same time, but of course I didn’t..... If I raise...
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