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  1. greygoose

    Turkey genetics/ feather color!

    Hi there, this has probably been gone over several times. I did make an attempt to search through other posts and couldn't quite find a situation like mine. I am just trying to understand what I am dealing with, sorry if this is a repeat! My husband gifted me a pair of young Bourbon red turkeys...
  2. mjvv88

    Dry skin

    Hi. Can silkies get dry skin? My black silkie had some white dandruff on her neck and butt feathers. It's not there everyday. It comes and goes. She is broody at the moment and plucked some chest feathers out like before. So was just wondering. Advise for the newbie will be appreciated.
  3. cluckmecoop7

    My chickens are getting a little bored...

    Hi everyone, I am recovering from a cold right now and can't give my chickens as much a attention as usual. They are used to getting a lot of attention. I don't want them to get bored and start feather picking, etc. :hmm Does anyone have any ideas that I could make/do for my chickens? It would...
  4. Dfarago

    Plucking Muscovies

    I just processed about nine of my Muscovies and let me tell you, those feathers were a pain in the butt. We did three different methods. They were dunked in boiling water before being plucked. We used latex gloves, garden gloves that were textured and paraffin wax. After all that there were...
  5. M

    What do you prefer to own: Feather-legged French Marans or Clean-legged English Marans?

    What do you prefer to own: Feather-legged French Marans or Clean-legged English Marans?
  6. rascal66

    Need advice for helping out hens with bad feathers

    Hello! So about 2 months ago, had a guy who needed to re home 70 hens asap. We gladly took them in, and needless to say, the poor hens didn't have a ton of space in their last home, which resulted in feather pickers. So today I want to focus on how to go about getting these hens feathers back...
  7. R3M1X

    Sexing 7 weeks old chicks

    Sooo my chicks always throw me for a loop. They are either late bloomers or quick growers. In March I hatched three chicks and was certain I hatched two cockerels and one pullet, but turns out (after they turned 2.5 or 3 months the black cockerel was actually a black pullet) her comb and wattle...
  8. S

    My chicken has a feather in her eye....

    My Salmon Faverolles has gotten a feather wedged under her eyelid, towards the back of the eye. She keeps the eye shut, but it doesn’t seem like it’s causing her pain... we just weren’t sure if it was a good idea to try to restrain her, and get the feather out ourselves...or we should take her...
  9. spiritpots

    Why is one of my chickens molting in July?

    I hope someone can help me with this! I have three new chickens (now 16 weeks old) and have been in the process of integrating them to my existing flock of three chickens (each about 17 months old) for the last several weeks. Today I noticed that one of the existing chickens, a Maran, has...
  10. AustralorpLover1004

    Help

    I just got two Australorp mix pullets today, but their feathers are looking weird... Could it just be that other chickens at their old home we’re picking at them? Or are they sick? Their wings are kinda droopy too...
  11. ChickenMamaSarah

    Chick not feathering out

    I purchased some mixed bantam chicks from the local feed store on May 7th so they're now a little over five weeks old. Everyone has feathered out nicely except this one chick. I think it only has maybe four feathers (other than down) on its entire body. Does anyone have any idea why this is...
  12. chickpeasoup

    Possible hackle feathers?

    This is my "rhode island red" that is really some kind of production red and is about 12 weeks old. Their neck is very shiny and I noticed some weird things on its neck. I poked around and noticed they were growing new feathers! I think they might be a cockerel. They new feathers are a richer...
  13. Quailberries

    Feather from 5-week-old

    This might be a really stupid question, but here we go... We just brought our chicks out for their first night in the coop, and we checked this morning and it looks like things had been going great!... Except then I found a small feather of our 5 week GLW hidden in the shavings. The feather...
  14. thelightswechase

    Aggressive male ring-necked dove

    I've owned a pair of ring-necked doves for the past three years, and the male has been aggressive against the female since febuary. He chases her, attacks her when she attemps to eat/drink and pinches the feathers at the back of her head until they come off. She is practically bald as of right...
  15. rascal66

    How to make your own breed?

    Is there anything on how to make your own breed of chickens? Like, say I wanted to focus on feather traits, feather coloring, and good eggs laying capabilities. How would one even narrow it down? I also would like to think it would be a very lengthy process.
  16. Leelu13

    Brahma chick with bald spots

    We have 5 brahma chicks that I believe are about 8 or so weeks old. Four are gorgeous little fluff butts, and then there is this one... I don't see any signs of mites or parasites. Eating, drinking and pooping normally and quite fiesty. I thought I read somewhere that cockerals feather more...
  17. rascal66

    Faverolle chick- Pullet or Cockerel?

    I purchased a Faverolle chick at my farm store. I think they get their chicks from Meyer hatchery? They claim to sell sexed pullets. Anyways, I noticed that an adult Faverolle Roo have black breast feathers. What about my chick? Is it possible that its a roo instead of a hen??? I'm new to...
  18. dedonx

    Does this look normal?

    My Silver Laced wyandotte is acting weird. She looks all stringy, and walks with a bit of a high-step. Her feathers will not grow back even after I kept my flock on Feather-Fixer all through winter. Her eggshells are very thin as well. I've added oyster shells into their feed to no avail...
  19. Little Jerry Seinfeld

    Sexing question for easter eggers to barred hens

    1. Barred rocks can be feathers sexed right? Because hens feather quicker than roos in this breed? 2. So im wondering if easter egger roo to barred rock hens or copper maran hens can be feather sexed? Wing feathers. I have some hatching today. The roo is barred but is reddish orange. ...
  20. rascal66

    My very own mixed chicks, share your mutts!

    I'm doing lots of hatching this year, and the breeding is all done here. With that being said, I would love to share what the chicks come out looking like! My main Rooster is a Light Brahma. He's a big boy and is over my 13 hens which includes: Easter Eggers, GLW, White Leghorn, Buff Brahma...
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