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  1. ChocolateWingTheRooster

    What breed are these two, anyway?

    My two blue ladies, Diamond and Jewel, were ordered as [ https://townlinehatchery.com/product/araucana-ameraucana-strain/ ] And I ended up with an Easter Egger, an actual Ameraucana, and... well, these two! I was told in an earlier thread of mine they are not Ameraucanas. So I’m asking again...
  2. Maggie1030

    Silkie Roosters and Showgirl Hen and Cochin Hen In New Jersey Free to Good Home

    I have 2 Silkie Roosters and a Showgirl Hen and Cochin Hen Free to a Good Home. We live northern New Jersey in Township of Washington, NJ 07676 in Bergen County. I hatched these eggs for my childrens class and they have been our pets at home for the last 2 years. My town ordinance does not...
  3. HuskerHens18

    Illness after moving flock

    This year has not been a nice year for my chickens or property. From decaying wood to predation, I do not have a safe winter home for my birds. I found a farrowing house for hogs on a property a mile from me that was left unused for a decade. I power washed it out and got it all ready for...
  4. sandrajoylee

    Odd chicken out

    Hi, My family and I returned from a 2 week vacation and something had changed with our 5-hen flock of Easter Eggers. Our housemate and neighbor took good care of them while we were gone, even giving them fresh veggies daily. One hen now remains on the roost all day. When she tries to come down...
  5. 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...
  6. D

    URGENT SICK HEN

    Hi, This is not much of introduction... I'll have to do one later! One of my ex-battery hens (I have had for around 2 months) fell ill last Saturday- I diagnosed her with an impacted crop and spent the last week massaging it and taking her to the vet. The vet was willing to cut it open and...
  7. wa2qcj

    ??New Member??

    Not really, but never got around to introducing myself. Just why I began raising chickens, not totally sure, but it has been interesting to say the least. That old yarn about chickens being dumb, those people have obviously never raised chickens. Stupid they are not, limited, yes, but they'll...
  8. H

    Ex-battery hens, no feathers. Worried about winter months.

    Hi Everyone! In July 2019, I adopted four ex-battery hens. When they arrived, they were all very pale looking, scruffy/missing feathers and quite thin. Over the past 4 months, the girls have thrived! Their combs and faces are red, they have gained weight and love rummaging about in my garden...
  9. A

    Looking for Leghorn pullets

    Close to laying stage and close to Spotsylvania area
  10. C

    Help for my sister I need to purchase some pullets or young hens

    A few days ago something terrible happened. My sister's dog who was visiting got out of the yard and into the neighbor's very secure coup and killed three of his laying hens. My sister is not a neglectful dog owner she is a very serious one who keeps good care and gives appropriate attention...
  11. LunaMarieWolf

    Laying rate of bantam hens?

    I recently got some bantam hens from my uncle who had to sell his flock. I got these hens: silver sebright, splash silkie, and an easter egger. I was wanting to know the possible laying rates of these girls, but in roughly eggs per day, not eggs per year.
  12. S

    Reducing numbers...hens and roosters

    I will be posting here and there with some hens and roosters to rehome. Our chicken numbers grew from 12 to more than 200. I can support, care for, and love all of them -- but my pastures are asking for a break to recover. At any time, I have roosters available. Some are young - cockerels...
  13. WallyBirdie

    Gentleman Roo

    When does a cockerel reach full maturity? Adam has grown in size, behavior, and personality, and he's a surprising gentleman. He watches over the flock, shows the girls where all the good food/treats are, digs dust baths and leaves them vacant for his leading ladies, and he enjoys dancing...
  14. ZoomuKeeper

    Buff Brahma 2 day old chicks

    I hatched out 4 buff brahma. I am wondering if color of the down has anything to do with sex. I have 3 uniform babies and one that is much darker. Has anyone every guessed the sex on the coloring of newborns and get it right? I am just wondering. I don't care if they are all roos. I love...
  15. H

    ISO a Hen....

    Hello All, I am not new to this site but it's been a few years since I was here; had to re-register. I live in the Security-Widefield area, in an unincorporated part of El Paso County, which is a suburb of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Anyway, within the past 2 weeks my small flock of 8 was...
  16. rascal66

    Advice training hens to use new nest box?

    Husband just installed 3 new nest boxes, the kind that is designed for the eggs to roll away from the hen after the egg is layed. About half of the hens I have used to use this style box and know to lay their eggs inside, however my other half don't have any idea so far. The box looks like...
  17. A

    Chicken owners wanted: Documentary

    I am making a short film (documentary) on keeping hens in urban settings and I'm looking to find people in London (or other cities in the UK) who keep chickens who would be willing to be a part of it! In an ideal world, we'd love someone who keeps chickens in an unusual urban setting (e.g...
  18. duck lover 27

    Drake to hen ratios

    Hey all! I'm a new duck momma of 2 Pekin drakes ( almost positive both are drakes ) they are I believe 10 weeks old. I'm ordering 10 Ducklings tomorrow to add to my flock! Breeds include Cayuga, Rouen, Welsh Harlequin, buff & black swedish..should all 10 be hens? That would make for a 1:5 Drake...
  19. The Brick Coop

    W Montg Co PA Jap Bantams 6 pullets $5 each, 4 cockerels free.

    1 or 2 started laying 20SEP2019. pick up only. Beautiful culls from a show flock, bit too much white in primaries. Live in rabbit hutch. Will switch to layer feed next week. Not handled much but easy to tame. Males should be brought into your garage or basement during freezing nights or...
  20. S

    peacocks at zoos

    hello, im an architecture student, and im designing a zoo for peacocks, and I want to know their living conditions in zoos, for example, the enclosure size, type of vegetation inside the aviary, are these vegetation for eating or for other purposes, is it necessary to have other animals living...
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