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  1. M

    Mysterious illness slowly killing chickens

    We have a small backyard flock. Since we have dogs too, they don’t free range. They’re in a coop and decent sized run area. We’ve had them all since day old chicks, but several months ago we started losing chickens very slowly. The process goes like this, and we’ve tried so many things to figure...
  2. FFAForeverBlue

    Mystery Baby Chicks-- Any Help?

    Hi, everyone! As part of a project I am doing, I was given five mystery chicks. So far, I've discovered that I am now the proud mama of a white crested black polish and a partridge cochin! However, I am still baffled as to what my other three could be. The white one has blue legs, and started...
  3. SBFChickenGirl

    D'uccle Chick Coloring

    I have ten D'uccle chicks that I just hatched. They there three distinct colors, a black, chocolate brown, and a light yellow gray. I'll post pics. I am confused because the person we bought the hatching eggs from gave us Mille Fleur and Porcelain. She must have gotten them mixed up. I'm not...
  4. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Vaguely Sick Chicken - So Frustrating!

    I recently noticed that our 1 year old GLD--one of our sassiest/most vibrant--started going to bed with an empty crop. She was always on of the ones with almost a tennis ball-sized crop at night so I knew something was amiss. I monitored her for a few days and she was showing signs of some...
  5. J

    What is my Blue Wheaten?

    Hey there! So a month(ish) ago I ordered 2 chicks from Claborn Farms in Waco TX. I got a Black Laced Wyandotte, and a "Super Blue Egg Layer". So Mabel here is allegedly by definition any 2 breeds of blue egg laying chicken. Maybe more than just 2? She's a pretty Blue Wheaten, but I'm just...
  6. Momplus1

    Any ideas on "Which Pullet is Laying" Pic of Egg Included

    I have five pullets that are 2 days shy from being 23 weeks old. The flock consists of 2 SLWyandotte's, 2 Barred Rocks, and 1 Buff Orpington. I know the 2 Barred Rocks are laying because they squat. The other 3 do not squat. Today, I had THREE EGGS in the nesting box. I checked the nesting box...
  7. Kimmyh51

    Respiratory symptoms video attached anyone had ducklings/chicks like this?

    Video (please ensure sound is up) Sorry you can’t see much,it would have disturbed them to shine a torch on them to light up the ducklings more (my lights are on inside but their container is in shadows) but to be isnt there isn’t much to see, it’s what you can hear. The duckling is in the...
  8. BestDiscoMan13

    What’s the difference between all of these breeds?

    Tractor supplies has these chickens are they all the same and if they aren’t then please Inform me of how they are different and what they are and their personality and traits.
  9. john_wrightson2003

    CANT TELL IF THESE ARE WHITE LEGHORN OR DUCK EGGS!?!?

    So, this morning we found a nest under a tree, and it had 8 white eggs under it, but they were kinda small, and we only have 2 things on our farm that lay white eggs, we have 1 white Leghorn pullet, and a pekin hen, I don't have pics, im gonna be gone just about all day today, and i dont know if...
  10. DiYMama540

    Mystery Chicken...SOLVED!

    Since getting this girl as a chick at TSC, I've been trying to figure out what breed or mix she was. As usual, the employees had all similar looking chicks in tanks and the signs weren't accurate...so it's grab bag chicks at best. It's been a toss up for me between golden comet, but she didn't...
  11. MasterOfAllChickens111

    Fertile Mystery ??

    I have a hen that laid 3 eggs. All three eggs were fertile. The hens name is “Elizabeth”. Elizabeth had a man before the one she has now. She laid a egg and it turned out fertile. On the 2 day, the unborn chick had passed away. She gets one of my special roosters. She laid 2 eggs and they were...
  12. Chicken_You_Out

    The Case of the Disappearing Duck

    Our ducks live a 7 minute walk away, in a pond in the woods near our house. We feed them often to keep them loyal, but know that, in the summer at least, they are fairly self sufficient. We have three females- a Cayuga, a Khaki Campbell, and a Pekin. We love them to death as they are somewhat...
  13. BigBlueHen53

    What Predator...?

    Well, it finally happened. Oh, um, moderately graphic. It's been several years since we've lost a bird to any predator, but apparently one has discovered us. My question is, what predator is small enough to fit through 2x4" welded wire fencing, (EDIT: I was wrong, this side of the yard is...
  14. Pairie Faring

    Two chickens dead!

    I have had chickens for about 8 years and have never lost any to illness. Three weeks ago one of my 3 year old Easter eggers looked like she had dropped dead in my chicken run. Day prior she was fine pecking and hunting bugs with the best of them. Today I found my one year old silkie had died in...
  15. MokiYoki

    A mutation! Stripes in a black bird

    The feathers sorta look like this and they are only on it's chest. Its mother is a blue mottled belgian d'uccle, and its father is a black silkie. There are also 4 others out of the same mother/father who dont have anything like this. Besides that the father has also been crossed to another...
  16. fowlgebra

    Egg peritonitis? Poisoning? Two deaths.

    Almost exactly two months ago I lost one of my Olive Eggers to a mystery illness or ailment. At first I thought it was Merek's but it turned out not to be, thank goodness. A friend of a friend who is a veterinarian looked at videos and pictures of her and thought it was egg peritonitis. Fast...
  17. PlumParadise

    Identify mystery chicks

    So I recently received my Meyer Hatchery order which included a Meyer meal maker and 2 rare assorted...so 3 mystery chicks. I identified one right away as silver laced Wyandotte as I am familiar with those. The other 2 I am not sure. I'd love some help .The blue chick has dark legs but pink...
  18. T

    Any ideas what this is?

    One of my isa brown rescue hens has been laying shell-less eggs. Usually I'd give her calcium but she is taking antibiotics at the moment as she's been a little flat. This morning I found a shell-less egg with this small meaty ball in it. The ball is about 10mm x 7mm - quite small and firm...
  19. Leolorelei

    Several Mystery Breeds...

    Hello! I got some birds from someone who hatched a bunch of mystery eggs, and couldn't give me much info on them... I have some guesses about a few but wanted some other input from those who may know more! 1) I got this pretty roo. I'm guessing some sort of birchen marans or olive egger made...
  20. AltonaAcres

    Mystery Predator

    Hey peeps. More bad news on my end:( We found our Silkie - Naked Neck Cross pullet dead in our field today. We where away all day, so I don't know when/how it happened. All I know is that it was a predator, bc the body is torn open, and surrounded by feathers. There isn't much blood, and it...
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