1. G

    Chick pipped egg then died. Upon opening it hadn’t popped the air sac though.

    Hello! New here so I need some advice. I’m incubating chickens for the first time after mainly just doing quail. I ordered eggs on eBay and noticed an egg a little cracked on the outside but thought it’d be ok in the incubator ( might’ve been my first mistake ). Things go smoothly and I go into...
  2. L

    Newbie with big dreams 🙋‍♀️

    I started a little backwards here. Posted my questions before my intro...oops... I have been using BYC as a resource for a few years now. Recently had some processing questions I couldn't find answers to so I finally signed up. And everyone has been so helpful!! I had chickens all growing up...
  3. Lauren51

    Newbie from NW IN introduction! Chick with diarrhea ... ugh ...

    I'm a homeschooling gramma with a 9 yr old granddaughter. I thought chickens would be a good way to stave off any food crisis in the future AND be really educational for all of us. Needless to say, this has just been TOO MUCH FUN. We got them before Easter and today they are in their new coop...
  4. Chicken_Mammy

    New but eager to learn!

    Hi everyone! I’ve technically been a Chicken Momma for about 5 weeks now, but I want to learn from all of the seasoned pros in this forum! I’m here to make sure I’m doing all that I can to make my chicks as safe, happy, and healthy as possible!
  5. GhostGirl

    Newbie from PA!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? -I actually have had chickens before, but originally found this site because I got ducklings and there was a lot of helpful stuff here so I thought I’d join! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? -2 ducklings (3) What...
  6. Shugercube

    Hi y’all!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I’m a proud new chicken owner! I’ve always wanted chickens, and we finally moved to where we’re allowed to own them. So of course I wasted no time! Lol (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 8! (3) What breeds do you have...
  7. A

    Quick Question for SoCal Chicken keeping!

    Hello everyone! This will be my first official post on these forums and I just wanted to ask a couple of questions. The main one being is, and I can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere. What is required for me to own a small flock in the back yard of my property in SoCal? Specifically...
  8. Thecharmingchickenmama


    Hello, I’m Charming. I live in northeast Louisiana. I have 4 chickens for now. I’m learning a lot. I’m so glad I found this place.
  9. Chookmama72

    Hi from Marion Alabama!

    I just moved here and live in cow country! I just got some chick's (4) girls and am in love already. 2 are Barnevelders and 2 are blue Plymouth Rocks. I'm trying to tame them but they're so skittish. I've only had them for a few days so I'm hoping they'll warm up to me. I'm happy to be here and...
  10. FluffyzGMa

    FluffyzGMa iz a n00b

    Hiii!!! We (reggietherooster and out 2 littlez) just got our first chickyz today!!!! Barred rox, GL Wyandottez & RIRz! We are expecting some xtras, bantams & ducklingz next week. Oldest baby is pumped for the silkies. She is naming one fluffy- therefore i am Fluffy's Grandmother. [hence The...
  11. Clodhopper

    We had chickens when I was a kid. This’ll be easy!

    Yes, I’m one of those guys who thinks I’m hilarious. Just bought these cuties yesterday and am grateful for a wealth of wisdom and information that will keep me from losing my mind as I experience the agony and ecstasy (yes, I can also be melodramatic) of chicken husbandry.
  12. S

    Cayuga duck eggs, busted yolk?

    So this is my first time ever incubating eggs or even seeing fertile eggs. I have 9 Cayuga duck eggs and one of them looks different from the rest. None have any veins yet, that I could see when candling today, we’re on day 5 of incubation. Is this egg okay? I think there is a vague smell. No...
  13. Downunder mob

    Newbie from Geraldton Western Australia

    Hi, Brand newbie to keeping chickens here in Western Australia. Purchased our first 2 pullets in late December and now have 7. I live in suburbia so not roosters allowed BUT i know I have at least 1 coming along. I have 1 Australorpe, 2 Australorpe X, 2 Barred Rock, and 2 Barnevelder who are...
  14. P

    Newbie from SoCal

    Hello all! We’re the proud keepers of seven 8 week old females, all different breeds. It’s been so much fun learning all things chicken since we are new keepers. This site and Facebook page have been so helpful. Would be nice to connect with others in Southern California.
  15. J

    Newbs Alert: Chickshaw feedback!?

    Hi all! We are newbie chicken parents. We have 8 little ladies and are needing to determine our housing situation. Any helps is greatly appreciated! Coop Options: Justin Rhodes’ Chickshaw Free-range, electric fence, with guard goose. We need help figuring this out. Is a Chickshaw worth it...
  16. zenstarling

    totally new here! thoughts on coop design in predator land?

    Hi there, brand new to chickens! Happy to be a part of this forum. I have been thinking about raising chickens for years, and finally feel we're in the place to start this project this year. I have been in research mode for weeks. This site is a goldmine for information, experiences and answers...
  17. B

    Hello! Newbie here :)

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes! Picking up our new flock this weekend! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 0 - will have about 6 (3) What breeds do you have? Buff and lavender orpingtons, faverolles, Rhode island reds, and americaunas (4) What are...
  18. jabou29

    Newbie Introduction

    Hello all, I’m a newbie in the community of chickens. I’ve had two hens for about a year now but I got them as adults and now I’ve recently added 3 Wyandotte pullets who are 2 months and 2 straight run Splash Ameraucana’s who are almost a month and a half. So it’s a mystery to see if I got two...
  19. G

    Pekin duckling sudden death HELP!! PLEASE

    We just got some new ducklings from a hatchery and some of then were dead when they got here, but I've had them for about 2 weeks and one of the pekin ducks I had died last night. It was our biggest and what seemed like our healthiest duck but when I went in there it was dead. Please help I...
  20. Beccatrix

    New Duck Mom Questions

    Hello! After spending the last few days doing reading in books and online, I have a few questions about prepping for our spring arrivals. I'm in Wisconsin. Our birds will be all female; pets, layers, and garden keepers. We have 13.5 acres, primarily wooded besides the gardens. 2 acres are...
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