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  1. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    Hi, I picked up 4 x 8 weeks old pekin bantams last night. Let them indoors overnight and one of them is constantly sneezing. She sounds a bit raspy. Anything I can give her to give her a boost? She is in a cage in a towel at the moment, so don't think the beddings a problem. Could it be change...
  2. Chick Raising Forum
    I have a baby chick who has hardly grown at all since I got him/her. (I've named it "Peter Pan", after the kid who refused to grow up.) It arrived June 24th. It's a straight run Plymouth buff rock, just like half of the shipment. Seriously, other than a little bit of wing feathering, the...
  3. Breeds & Genetics
    Please help me ID This chicken breed!! She has all black comb and waddle, black beak with white tip, all black feet. She was very large as well and had golden/orange spots. She was my favorite and a fox just took her 2 days ago :( . I suspected she was pullet, but her comb and waddle formed...
  4. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    I just pulled two inches of a pretty large worm out of my tiny pet chick's rectum. When I pulled, she wasn't in pain, but it seemed stuck in there! Like I'd pull and it started coming out, but then it stopped coming out. She tried pushing at times with no luck. At some point I think it moved...
  5. Chick Raising Forum
    Help! I have a chick who is 2-3 weeks old now that I had bought. I need some help with them. These past few days, they've been very tired all the time, barely openeing thier eyes ever. Most of the time they can't stand without help, so I help them to the food, but they refuse to drink on thier...
  6. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    I have a baby chick that hatched Saturday (12-19-16) with only one leg. The other leg is a stump that ends at the "elbow", with a deformed sort of foot (see pic attached). So far she seems to be doing ok and I've decided to give her a trial before I decide to cull her. In fact, she's already...
  7. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    My 5 week old Americauna was outside and she suddenly cried out and shook her head. She shook it once more and now I took her inside and she seems to be really spitty in her mouth. She seemed to trip a little, but her walking is fine. I see a piece of grass in her mouth, but she doesn't seem...
  8. General Chicken Discussion
    Specifically in the fenced in Greenhouse of the school Greenhouse Club where they'd have a coop. Should I get chickens? How many? Their manure might be good for compost, and they'd be a neat addition. I'm not sure about the size of the entire fenced area, maybe 10 meter squared with a 8 by 8m...
  9. Chick Raising Forum
    Hi, My mother hen has now accidentally stood on and broken the leg of another chick. I had one die last week after she did the same thing. I built them a big enclosure on the lawn from a puppy play pen so they had a lot more room & to stop it happening again but she is big and heavy and...
  10. Chickens
    For Sale: Bantam Wyandotte in Black and Blue. I have pairs 3.5+ months to about 1 year available with prices starting at just $15 per pair. I also have strait run chicks available at just $4 each. Chicks are currently 2 weeks old. All of these wyandottes are from my own show flock. I have...
  11. Incubation & Hatching
    I put in my first egg in the incubator on May 7... Now the oldest egg is on Day 15 of incubation... And yesterday I had a terrible scare. The POWER went out, and my eggs were cold for roughly six hours... But when I candled them the next day, most of them are still moving & alive. How is that...
  12. Chick Raising Forum
    Right now, I have 5 mama hens hatching eggs. The first clutch hatched last night and we moved mama and chicks to a nursery pen successfully this morning. The pen is completely enclosed to thwart predators and probably 8 feet by 6 feet (lots of room). I made a shelter out of a rubber tub (stuffed...
  13. What Breed/Gender is This?
    Peter is a Mottled Cochin Bantam. He is two weeks and two days old. Does his comb make him look like a cockerel?
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