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  1. The chicken nurd

    How old was your oldest chicken

    I’m just curious about this especially since I’ve seen a lot of people on here with birds that are in there teens so who was or is your oldest chicken My oldest hen will turn ten this spring she’s an EE that I got as a day old chick in 2012 Here’s a picture of her I took last summer
  2. SnowballTheChicken

    Chicken scare!?

    When i go to give my bantam buff Cochin hen some scritchies, she makes a distressed noise!? Maybe she thinks my hand is a scary hawk i dont want her to be scared!!
  3. NubbyRyuu

    My Leilei laid Two First Eggs

    Not seeing this pop up on the Already Asked thing, and I'm not getting answers from people I follow, so here I am. My Leilei is a 5mo SilkiexBarbu Cross who I've confirmed laid 2 first eggs as opposed to 1. How I confirmed was I saw her poop and I thought her vent had prolapsed! I quickly...
  4. SnowballTheChicken

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  5. G

    Other hens hanging out with broody hen and chicks

    So, my araucana has reached day 21 and so far 2 eggs have hatched (she had 4 left). My little pekin bantam (who is her friend and has also raised chicks) decided she’d sit in the coop next to her and just hang out..? When I went to check on the hen and eggs to see if anymore had hatched my...
  6. ThatChickenLady708

    Irresponsible hen!

    I went out to check on my mama hens this afternoon. I have two of them, one with 3 hatched chicks & one with 4 unhatched chicks. The hen that's supposed to be on a nest was out on the town with her friends. This isn't the first time she's left the kids home unattended. 😒 So my CPS (chick...
  7. i_only_listen_to_dgd

    Is this an Ameraucana?

    I had made an account here to ask about my sick hen (who is doing very well now, I really appreciate these forums!), and I got to questioning what breed she really is. The guy running the feed store who sold us our chickens said that he had Australorp, Rhode Island Red, and Ameraucana chicks...
  8. chickmamat

    EXTREME Labored Breathing! LOUD!

    Please help me!! 2 yo hen, mixed breed. Notice this morning she sounded like she was chatting a lot. It was very low, typical happy chicken mumbling. Then I noticed it was steady, there were no breaks, and I realized it was the sound of her breathing. She appears to be eating fine, acting...
  9. A

    Hen or rooster

    We bought 6 easter egger chicks in June we ended up with 2 cockerels which we rehomed and we're left with what we thought was 4 pullets, but now we are questioning if one of them is a cockerel that just developed late. We did have a dominant rooster in our flock that we had to dispatch 3 days...
  10. Cannibal

    ISO Bantam Chick/Pullet WA

    I'm looking to buy one female bantam to equal out my flock. Not looking for any bantam in particular just any kind ^^ I'm located near Seattle and I am more than happy to drive out a couple hours to pick up! Let me know if you have any peeps you're looking to rehome or part with!!
  11. J

    Sick Chicken- headed withdrawn, diarrhea, holding foot up

    I am new to keeping backyard chickens and this is my first experience with a sick chicken. This hen is a Rhode Island Red, she’s about a year and a half old (she’s currently molting). We live in Iowa where the weather has been cold the last few weeks. This weekend I noticed a severe case of comb...
  12. J

    How much longer do y’all think before she can lay eggs?

    I got her when she was idk big enough to sit on my palm but still sounded like a chick, she sounds like a hen now and is a lot bigger but I don’t think she’s reached her potential size yet. I feed her insects, live fish, rice and sometimes bread. The breed I’m pretty sure is Black Australorp...
  13. Juliamilton

    New Easter Egger “pullets”. Are they in fact pullets?

    We just added a few new “pullets” to our flock. What do you think, are they in fact pullets? Please tell me they are 😩 lol Bird #1 is black and gold. Bird #2 is the silver and buff/gold Edit to say they are about 3 months old!
  14. katie_94

    Is it possible to deter the egg song during early hours?

    First time chicken owner and our girls have started laying since 12/12 and boy are they loud! Especially our salmon faverolle. Personally, I don't mind it but my dad does sometimes and I'm scared our neighbors will eventually (idk if they know for sure we have them in the first place). We're not...
  15. J

    Bumble foot? Mites? Lice?

    So yesterday I found my hen fluffy limping, I checked her foot and I wrapped it a bit. Today I gave her an Epson salt soak, and then I decided to give her a little bath too. Well I couldn't find a Bumble and so I'm looking for help with that buttt, when I was drying her I found Mites or lice I'm...
  16. J

    Bumble foot? Mites? Lice?

    So yesterday I found my hen fluffy limping, I checked her foot and I wrapped it a bit. Today I gave her an Epson salt soak, and then I decided to give her a little bath too. Well I couldn't find a Bumble and so I'm looking for help with that buttt, when I was drying her I found Mites or lice I'm...
  17. J

    Hen limping

    Hi so this morning when I let my chickens out I noticed my one hen fluffy was still inside, it's not too unusual so I went in to het her out and about when I noticed she was limping. She went outside on her own still so I went out to watch her and she was limping and going easy on her right leg...
  18. B

    Quail all found slaughtered!?

    This morning I went out to check on my button quail and all but 1 were dead, they are housed with a chicken and a rooster and a larger coturnix quail and have never had any problems until this morning where there was a pile of them in their little wooden house on the bottom floor I don’t know if...
  19. Rsarah32

    Need a Vet in Arizona for hen

    Hi so my puppy for some reason attacked one of my girls I think he just wanted to play unfortunately her leg is now just dangling I am unsure if dislocated or broken I put a temporary splint and separated her she is eating laying just fine I’ve had trouble finding a vet that will see a chicken...
  20. Greystone farm

    Egg bound hen

    My hen, Myrdle, is straining her abdomen and vent a lot, her comb and wattles are pale, and she’s waking funny. She is pooping fine, so I’m guessing she’s eggbound 😬. I just soaked her in Epsom salts and massaged her abdomen for an hour or so but she hasn’t laid yet. I’m planning on keeping her...
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