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    Bigger chickens pecking smaller chickens. Help please I'm slowly losing my mind.

    I'm very new to chicken raising so forgive me but first i bought 6 chickens, they're about 3-4 months old and I bout em way back in april. Decided id buy a few more chickens, bought 3, they're about 2 months old I think, definitely smaller than the original 6 chickens. Boy was it a mistake. At...
  2. C

    What's the breed, gender and age of this little chick?

    Just bought this little chook and gotta say its very cute. I don't know its age, gender or breed though. I think it may be a hen judging from its comb size and color but i could be wrong. Now I'm not an expert in breeds but I did a bit of searching and I think it may be a Plymouth/Barred rock...
  3. M

    Intro and help please!

    Hi I'm Heather New mum to a human baby (8 months) and 2 aylesbury ducklings they hatched 5th april. I brought home 3, but We have sadly lost one a few days ago, one is really small and one is huge.. We are now worried about the small duckling as she doesn't appear to be gaining weight. They...
  4. G

    EE Chick not growing

    I have 6 Easter Egger chicks that are all the same age. Almost 4 weeks old. One is just not growing. It's about 1/2 the size of the others and only has a tiny bit of feathers on the tip of the wings. And the feathers it does have look weird. Should I be worried about this chick? Is there...
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  6. A

    A bit of an emergency

    There was recently a fire at my house and we have only 4 surviving birds. 3 chickens and one duck. Due to the damage to their respiratory systems and eyes we had to move them inside the house so they can be under constant observation. They are in a small cage but there is plenty of room for...
  7. Zen Wildlife Rescuer

    Small, affordable incubator suggestions?

    All my previous posts have been about my 3 duck eggs and all my concerns and issues that I’ve had with them. I have tried countless times to make my own incubator but getting a constant temprature and humidity has always been an issue. So I am finally going to invest in a small incubator. I...
  8. T

    Orphan ducklings- What do I do?

    So, in the woods close to my house there are all these ponds. There were 9 little ducklings with their mom there for a while. However, for a couple days now, the mom is no where to be seen. The ducklings are still quite small, they are downy and only about the size if a fist. There are also a...
  9. A

    8 wks, black and no tail feathers. What is it??

    I have a 8 week old bird who has been slow to develop. Smallest of the flock and stayed fuzzy forever. Finally is growing out its feathers and still is not developing any tail feathers!! Orange comb but red waddles Had grey belly and neck when small but that's disappearing quickly. Dark legs...
  10. B

    Is my Cochin chick too underweight?

    Hi All, I have 8 chicks, each one is a different breed. I just weighed them for the first time at 3 weeks today and my Cochin chick is quite a bit smaller than the rest. She was the smallest the day she shipped also and was having trouble getting off her back when she flipped over. After day...
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    6 wk silkie with scissor beak

    My little girl has some serious scissor beak. She is a silkie and just shy of 6 weeks. She is half the size of her sisters... pretty much literally. I weighed one tonight that was over 7 oz and she’s only 3.5 oz. She is constantly eating because it’s so much harder for her to get any food, but I...
  12. 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...
  13. BestDiscoMan13

    What’s the cutest chicken Breed?

    What’s a Cute chicken breed that’s somewhat small sweet and nice. It’s because I want a cute chicken that’s some what small sweet and nice and doesn’t fly that much/high. Comment what breeds you think are cute sweet and kid friendly.
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    drake, duck pair size difference will the duck drown??

    I have two 3 month old ducks One is a mallard looking runner duck and even compared to other runner ducks she looks to be on the smaller side but I'm not completely sure about it and the other is a Abacot Ranger (streicherente) drake who is definitely much bigger and heavier than the runner...
  15. nicoleee

    3 small hens in need of loving, caring home (South Florida)

    Ive had my 3 girls for over a year now and Ive managed to keep them alive and happy for a while now And I truly love them to death but its getting harder trying to corral them every night on the dot. I live in a place where chickens arent allowed so I have no choice but to round them up...
  16. BarredRockMommy

    Mixed Breed Chick! Any guesses??

    Rescued this little thing yesterday. It is in treatment, so you don't have to comment about it's leg:) any guess on breed from this or wanna take stab at gender and test out your sexing abilities lol! It's only a couple days old and i know its too young to really tell, but though it would be...
  17. BarbaKay

    Dwarf?

    My 10 new standard sized chicks shipped on 4/8 and now it's the 17th of April. Nine of the chicks (all hens) are growing like normal - wings getting longer, legs and necks taller, etc. But one little baby is not growing. She still looks like she's 2 days old! I've had to clean her vent almost...
  18. Our First Chicken Coop Build!

    Our First Chicken Coop Build!

    After a lot of hard work, our first chicken coop is complete! Our eight pullets are now 6 weeks old and have moved into their new home. This raised coop is 4'x6' and nearly 6 foot tall. The interior totals 27 sq.ft. if you include the 3 exterior nesting boxes. The attached run is built from 2x4...
  19. m1chelle1

    Feed and Growth Concerns....Black Australorps

    BYC Fam, So I'm experienced with raising BO's, but this year I decided to try for Black Australorps (BA's). My BA's are 4 months old, and not as large as I was expecting them to be, by this point. I know my BO's would be larger at this age, but I was under the impression that BA's are similar...
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    Small air cell day 17

    I am hatching for the 3rd time. I have 2 eggs at day 18-growing a big air cell and 2 other cross breed eggs from my own chickens on day 17 and their air cells are tiny! HELP!!
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