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We have a 7 month old easter Egger that has only been laying for 2 months and she just went broody. Is this normal? At least we think that is what it is. She gets all puffed up and makes a funny noise when we get eggs out from under her. I took her out of the nest several times today and she also spent a couple of hours in a separate cage to distract her. She doesn't seem sick. Could she be broody already?
My rooster has two hens . When I uncover the food, he eats and pecks the girls away. He won't let them eat until he's done and if they come over to the bowl he pecks them away. When he's done, he still guards the bowl for a while and then lets them eat. What do I do?
Something killed one of my hens 6 days ago. It ate the hens neck. No feather loss. Hen was killed around 930 am saturday, I heard a commotion, chickens in the red coop flew from behind the shed into their run. The main flock in the yard didn't do a thing and didn't act like a predator was around. So I didn't think about it and found my hen dead later that day by the shrubs .
This morning at daybreak I go to feed my chickens in that coop. I walk out and see my tetra like this. Last night everyone was on the roost fine. This morning she is here,at the bottom of the floor with her neck eaten and feathers around..
Found one small hole by the pen door at the corner that was hard to see ...
Is this a Barred Rock hen or a Dominique? She was supposed to be a Barred Rock but don't they have single combs?
My bait stations have been empty because I procrastinated, and I went out in the dark to spray the chickens and more than 25 rats took off running-little ones. It was like watching a horror movie.
I think the girls have also been leaving some scratch uneaten. OMG!!! I've never seen anything like it!
I rebaited the stations and ordered some more bait in a different flavor.
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