I'm brand new into the world of back yard chickens.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gma Jo, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Gma Jo

    Gma Jo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four hens, and my love came in the form or a little red star. My question is has any one heard of red star hens having spurs?
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

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    That's normal. Hens don't always have spurs, but some do.
    Good luck!
     
  3. Gma Jo

    Gma Jo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. I've been so worried it was a rooster. I was told red stars do not have spurs.There only three weeks old, and i'm really trying to gain some knowledge.Again thank you so much.
     
  4. Gma Jo

    Gma Jo Out Of The Brooder

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    all my babies are still in the house, how does a chicken tractor work? if you can not put the poo in the garden right away because it will burn it up, won't it do the same thing to you yard?
     
  5. kadizkidz

    kadizkidz Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC it is a WONDERFUL site. [​IMG]go to the search bar on top of page and bring up chicken tractors.
     
  6. BuffOrpington88

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    A chicken tractor is a portable coop, often with skids or wheels. That does happen to your yard, but a chicken tractor lessens the impact if you move it frequently. Although, there hasn't been as much problem for us with that as the holes left in the yard from the many dust baths they dig! [​IMG]
     
  7. Gma Jo

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    how long do you leave it in one area?
     
  8. BuffOrpington88

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    If you have a large enough yard, it would be best to leave it for a day or less in each area.
     

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