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  1. robin416 replied to the thread What sex please?.

    That one in the front standing upright is a roo. And probably that one behind it with it's head down. They've finally drilled in my...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
  2. robin416 replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Don't bet on there not being snakes. When I still lived in Va just outside of DC, one of the guys I worked with got some up close and...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 6:28 PM
  3. robin416 replied to the thread Gender check!.

    Most hens will warn their peeps that there is danger near. If the hen is not attached to their human I can guarantee she will be warning...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 4:24 PM
  4. robin416 replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Night time is the biggest threat. That's when predators are most active. And unless you are behind a high fence don't think that...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:04 PM
  5. robin416 replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Depends on where you live. Or the wildlife you have in the area. Here it's a waste of money to build something with poultry wire and...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 11:36 AM
  6. robin416 replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    We're humans, of course we worry more about things they never even give a second thought.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM
  7. robin416 replied to the thread Gender check!.

    Yeah, peeps that are not raised by a Mom can be so different in behavior. Not as afraid of their humans as those being raised by a hen.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 7:58 AM
  8. robin416 replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    Probability is that it will stay that way. What it won't do is get worse. Like I explained about the quick the beak grows just like...

    Jan 14, 2020 at 10:11 PM
  9. robin416 replied to the thread Coop incorporations and advice for newbie.

    That's not the genetic one, luckily because they get worse and worse over time. At some point you'll notice that the top beak is hanging...

    Jan 14, 2020 at 9:07 PM
  10. robin416 replied to the thread Gender check!.

    I had Silkies chicks do that. I had one that was several months old, Mom hatched some new chicks and he still tried everything he could...

    Jan 14, 2020 at 8:24 AM
  11. robin416 replied to the thread Best treadle feeder?.

    Yeah, not. Although I will admit I'm doing it with the one remaining hen I have. She gets a warm bowl of Kaytee Hand Rearing Formula...

    Jan 13, 2020 at 11:55 PM