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  1. Y

    Introduction! and Question!

    Hello all! I am an 18-year-old male and I currently am taking care of a chicken that we randomly found roaming our neighborhood. I check this site often and took some great tips from here! Thanks! My question, however, is that recently, the chicken that we found and took care of (as a pet)...
  2. Wild-Turkey

    A Few Mixed Questions About Coturnix Quail

    Hello, I currently do not have Coturnix quail but plan to raise them a couple years in the future, I have a few questions about them if that’s fine. :frow What size aviary would be appropriate for around 5-10 starting out, also would they be fine with an inside aviary and an outside aviary they...
  3. L

    Help! First time trying to diagnose a sick chicken (photos attached)

    Hello everyone! I've always been a lurker, reading posts and gather information, but at the moment I'm stumped and worried I may or may not be doing the right things. I have a 6mo. Australorp hen who we found on November 30th acting pretty unusual in the coop the other day. We brought her...
  4. Joylime322

    Ducklings and Quailings?

    Happy morning BYC Community! I may have done a thing.... My neighbors duck recently laid an a few eggs and when they cracked one open to eat there were cells and a few veins! So I took the other egg (on impulse hehe) and stuck it in my NR 360... But I have 25 quail eggs arriving on Friday...
  5. Joylime322

    So quails...

    Dear Community, I am going to be hatching my first quails pretty soon. What advice would you give? Is there any special sensitivities they have that I should be aware of? What is something you enjoy the most about quails! And what is something that you would rather not deal with? Also, I am...
  6. orloffer

    Chicken Story Ideas -- share your thoughts!

    I am thinking about writing a children's story about chickens, including information on general chicken knowledge and chicken care. Now, I am not certain whether or not I actually will write one, but I thought it might be a fun idea as writing practice. Please comment about what things I should...
  7. C

    Body Temp Thermometer in DIY incubator??

    Hi. I am building a cheap incubator but I don't have a room thermometer. I was wondering if I could check the temperature of the incubator by placing a body thermometer in the water glass used for humidity, and check the water in the glass. Would that work? Of course I would have to do it a few...
  8. DEChickGal

    Summer Time and Heat Lamps

    I have a question about heat lamps in the summer. Our baby chicks are about 2 weeks and 3 days old now and are thriving. They have been living in the garage until they can go out with the older chickens (3 month olds). With it being so warm outside do they still need the heat lamp? If so how...
  9. guardianoftheflock

    Questions for nothern Texans...

    Hey y'all! So my family is considering relocating to texas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and I had a few questions. First, I know that Texas has them(lots of them) but do you guys have a lot of snake "problems"? Poisonous ones to be specific. I have littles to consider here. Also, the heat...
  10. M

    Just beginning

    Hello all I’m new to this and have a couple of questions before I commit to an idea! I want my family to become more sustainable! We already have a garden but I ran the idea of getting chickens! Right now I’m looking through regulations and trying to figure out what is best! I’ve read that...
  11. Void_Priestess

    A question about buying ready laying hens

    Um hello! I have no idea if I'm posting in the right place, but this is the only place I can think of to post my question. My mother is thinking of getting chickens (not sure yet) and she tasked me and my brother with doing all the research and math for it. A question came up when we saw how...
  12. richardbim

    Still Air Incubator Questions

    Hi again, my chicks are on day 14 today, Sunday 12, and I read about checking the air cells which I did and the majority are not where they're supposed to be at. They are much smaller looks like what they're supposed to be at on day 7, some slightly bigger. I took out the water out of the...
  13. BestDiscoMan13

    Black Sex Link

    I’m thinking of getting one. I know they are a cross between a barred hen and a Rhode Island rooster. Males have a white spot on the head. What are some of the personality traits? Do the hens alert the flock of danger or protect them? Do they have a tendency to go broody? Do they do good in hot...
  14. MysteryChicken

    Malay/Thailand Giants Behavior Questions.

    I'll be getting some Malay Chickens, & would like to know what I should expect from them so I can prepare. · How aggressive are they towards other Roosters/Cockerels? · Are the Females aggressive too? · What's the best housing method for the Roosters/Cockerels, penning, tethering, free roam...
  15. SBFChickenGirl

    Hatching Eggs

    I want to hatch eggs for showing birds this year. Last year I put 42 eggs in the incubator, got out about twelve chicks. I did an eggtopsy afterwards and found 15 chicks still in the eggs, fully developed. I later found out this had to do with humidity. I've got a couple questions. 1. How do I...
  16. WallyBirdie

    When to re-home?

    I have never re-homed a roo before. Never needed to. At this point, I still don't, but if it comes to that later- When? How? Where? I know there is a forum on here for that. But I just need a little info from people who are more experienced. I have three male turkens that are one month-old...
  17. MissMarple

    Sand as Coop Litter

    Much debate about sand versus pine shavings. I'm pretty set on sand after reading about it. My questions are; for those of you who use sand as coop litter, do you prefer to have it hauled in by the truckload from your local supplier or have you found it easier/better to use bagged? And I've seen...
  18. CaliFarmsAR

    Crested Runner ducks

    Hi I have been reading here on BYC about the crested Runner duck and would love to have one but I love to breed and I read the they have a problem! Is that true? If so I won't get any. I'm in to breed,sale,etc. Thanks for your time.
  19. Alaskanfoul

    Single Duckling

    I have a single duckling (a few days old), who has completely attached herself to me. I have no problem taking her places with me, but was wondering if that’s safe/how to do that safely. Also, how should I deal with her at night? She doesn’t like being in the temprature controlled, duckproof box...
  20. HendricksonHomestead

    Duck Nesting Boxes & Pond Questions

    I have 2 swedish blue ducks that are 6 weeks old now. I have them in with my chickens and I plan to keep them in the coop with my chickens as they get older. I would like to free range my ducks and let them spend their time during the day in my big pond...I'm wondering if I should be worried...
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