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  1. K

    Duck Egg Hatching Help ASAP

    I'm not sure of the exact due date for this egg. I thought I logged it in but went to go check and I did not. Any suggestions on it would be greatly appreciated. I've taken a few pictures while candling. Is the little thing on the right track? Pipping or not pipping? Assistance needed? Any...
  2. CosmosEclipse

    Tips, anyone?

    Does anybody have tips on how to hatch eggs or just useful information that I might need? If you do, please say, as I'm new to raising chickens. I also have pets I need to teach to not try to eat the chicks/eggs. 1. An older, gentle black cat. 2. An excitable rottweiler. 3. A loving...
  3. CosmosEclipse

    I've joined the community!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I'm new to chickens, but currently I have some eggs I am hoping to hatch, with help from you guys! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Well, none currently, but I have twelve eggs! (3) What breeds do you have? I have silky...
  4. Becstasy94

    Modifications on Producer’s Pride Sentinel (so far)

    Hi everyone! I’ve been making some modifications to this prefab coop and I was hoping I could get some input! We only have four, 3 week old bantams so far and my plan is to beef this up so we have something ready to go and not stress, but also build a bigger coop and run. It sounds like having...
  5. H

    Hello, everyone!

    Hello all! 1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?2) How many chickens do you have right now? Excited to be here! My name is Kimberly, and I am new to backyard chickens (and ducks)! I have not gotten the little guys as of yet, but I am picking up some chicks (and...
  6. H

    Hi

    Complete and utter newbie. My grown son has been taking care of the neighbors chickens since he was a young teen, when they vacationed. I helped a couple years ago when they had new chicks and they went out of town. We were hit by a freak snow storm and luckily none on the chicks in the...
  7. paradisepentacoop

    Coop and Run Ideas from and for a Newbie-

    Hey BYC, I am looking at building a run and coop with the Magidome bracket set. I think am going a full 8' for the dome pieces to allow for the largest run and enough space for a coop while also not going too crazy. I have a couple of issues that I cannot think of a solution to and would greatly...
  8. K

    Cayuga Duck Emergency

    Symptoms: 》small but noticeable loss of appetite 》hint of lethargic (still follows flock. around. to swim & rummage through. the garden for bugs) 》begining to not want to stand & use one leg 》weak First time I...
  9. B

    Kentucky Chicken Newbie...former CA city dweller.....

    Hello folks,,, I am a newbie to chickens and have 2 roosters (given to me by a neighbor) that are about 18 months old and now have 11 hens. This is all new to me. I have 11 girls in the garage now, 6 in two large dog kennels with 5 babies in a mesh style pet pen. The roosters have been...
  10. chickenmamafl

    new here! :)

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? My family always had chickens growing up, but this is my first flock that I am fully responsible for! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 9 - 2 three/four year old roosters, 7 four month old hens (3) What breeds do you...
  11. 2

    Newbie!

    Good morning! I am a chicken newbie of one month. My mother raised ducks but I never liked them because they were mean to me as a toddler. We have three single-comb, brown leg, three Columbian Wyandotte, and two Barred Rock. The Wyandottes are the calmest. The three brown leg remind me of the...
  12. D

    8 week old swollen upper eyelid for 2 weeks!!!!

    Hi all! New to chicken raising, and I can’t seem to find the right diagnosis and treatment for my 8 week old Maran, Darcy. Two weeks ago I noticed my Maran had a swollen, red upper eyelid with minimal feather loss surrounding. I thought I figured out what it was and found a TS still selling...
  13. PetalandHens

    Hello, from St Paul, MN

    👋 my family and I are first time chicken keepers We have 5 hens, we are raising from chicks so they are just pullets. We have: an Americana, a Buff Orpington, Lavender Orpington, a Salmon Faverolle, and a mystery hen that we think is an Amberlink. I have always liked the idea of raising hens...
  14. Sheilamae219

    Partaking From Afar

    Hello, all. I'm new here, like many others. However, I've resourced this website many times in the past, looking for answers to various chicken-related questions, and have found some very useful information. I'm glad to be a part of the community here. I currently have a flock of about 60...
  15. K

    911 pekin duck bright green pop

    I'm a newbie with ducks. I recently (about a month & half ago) purchased 4 at a farm store. 2 pekin & 2 Cayuga. Not to sure on sex.This illness has came on all of a sudden with 1 of the pekin. One morning(a few days ago) I let them out to the pen in the yard then later on that evening he/she...
  16. R

    Dreaming of a different life

    Hi. I actually don't have chickens yet or even a place where we can own chickens as we currently live in a residential area in San Antonio Texas. I have a corporate job that I used to love but no longer get the satisfaction that I once did. I dream of a different life and this is the first...
  17. Kattzombiee

    Newbie Chicken Mama

    Hello! I am a newbie chicken mama out of NE Florida and I am looking forward to being here! :) Hoping to get a little more insight and knowledge here than my local backyard chickens FB groups have been providing (fingers crossed) I am fairly new to chickens, we were given 2 one-two year old...
  18. N

    Introduction-Hello 👋

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Not exactly, we had chickens when I was young. I just got some new chicks 8 weeks ago I remember how fun they were. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? three (3) What breeds do you have? Barred Rocks (4) What are your...
  19. G

    Newbie

    hello all. We as a family have toady received our 3rd set of allegedly fertile Silkie eggs from another different supplier and getting ready to try again. I am a complete newbie to chickens. i came across here as my incubator keeps turning and found a thread discussing it and after looking...
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