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  1. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Also, if anyone is good at sexing Silkies, I'd be glad to hear what you think of Marka / Margaret, the Silkie I got from Brad. I thought for sure it was a cockerel, but now I have people telling me it looks like a pullet. :confused:

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    I made a thread with a few more pictures, too. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/815820/16-18-week-old-silkie-is-he-a-she Of course, those that have responded are 50/50 pullet and cockerel. :lol:
     
  2. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As usual, beautiful pics! Marama is looking more and more like my Fayoumi girl I bet you'll see a very independent streak with her. Mine takes no bull, even from my biggest Roos, even the turkeys. And she's so thin and petite.

    Is Twahiri a boy or girl? I'm not sure based on looking at a comparison with Roha, since they're both leghorns.
     
  3. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Whiri is a beautiful young lady. :) Male LB Leghorns feather in a completely different coloration, as a picture posted earlier in this thread shows:

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    Her comb is huge, though! Already, she's got a comb the size of some of my adult hens' combs! I suspect out of the six little girls, I'll be seeing the first white eggs from Whiri. ;)
     
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  4. DarthLayer

    DarthLayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little awhile ago I posted that one of my chicks I hatched injured its leg. I tried wrapping it like Chickens said said to but that was really hard to do on a little foot and it wouldn't stay on. It's still injured and I don't know what to do now. Thoughts?
     
  5. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Is the chick limping or is it just not putting any weight on the leg? The only thing I can think of to do is to splint the leg or make a sling to keep the chick off that leg. :/
     
  6. DarthLayer

    DarthLayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not putting any weight on then leg. I will try making a splint. Thank you.
     
  7. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes 2 or 3 people to put on a splint. Can't be done by 1.

    Use a coffee stirer or toothpicks for a chick. Popsicle sticks for month-old +.

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  8. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Okay, I did a little research and came across this: https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry Read through, it has a LOT of info about issues with chicks' and chickens' legs.

    I also was seeing mention of vitamin deficiency causing chicks to limp or struggle. It wouldn't hurt to provide your chick with a vitamin supplement in its water, such as Sav-a-Chick, which can usually be found at the feed store.
     
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  9. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had something similar happen. I told the dog owner I was going to sue for vet bills, lost wages from me missing a day at work, he paid up. Since you have witnessess, you have that on your side. Also, if you have a gun I think you are within your rights to shoot and kill a dog attacking your dog, if this is on your property.
     
  10. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job, pipd!

    I do see some sloppy painting tho [​IMG].
     

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