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  1. Broody Hens & Egg Laying
    I recently adopted an 18-month-old Cochin hen, and she's laid 14 eggs (one cracked) since then. She isn't setting yet and doesn't seem to be broody. How much longer should I give her before I take the eggs? Or will she ever set? Thanks in advance.
  2. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    One of my chickens, Scotland, a Plymouth Rock, almost a year old, who is the biggest of the four I have recently (Tonight) started acting off. I noticed a week ago one of my chickens was laying soft eggs, no shell - so I got oyster shells yesterday. TODAY, I noticed Scottland resting outside...
  3. Incubation & Hatching
    Hi, I want to add a few chickens to my flock and I wanted to try out hatching! I read somewhere that when incubating you should have a minimum of 6 eggs or else they're less likely to hatch, is this true? I recently ordered 4 before reading that, should I order more?
  4. Breeds & Genetics
    What would the chicks of a Red Star hen and an Egyptian Fayoumi rooster look like? What would their egg production be like? Thanks in advance!
  5. Beginners Forum
    Hi there! We have a Mille-Fleur Leghorn, an Araucana and we had a Faverolle, and we're trying to figure out who's laying which egg. We got two identical eggs the first day and another different one, and we read that Leghorns sometimes lay two eggs when they're young, but today I looked where the...
  6. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    Eggs can be a source of protein and to guess how much do the guys (roosters) in my frontyard love them, i tried giving them some. and to my amusement they really enjoyed it :)
  7. General Chicken Discussion
    Hello everyone this is my first time posting here and I'm hoping and I can receive some help In total I have four chickens. Two young roosters and two adult hens. Recently I noticed that one of my hens (I call her betty) started roosting a while ago... then one of the younger males started...
  8. General Chicken Discussion
    I love to incubate, I would run them all year if I could get rid of the birds I hatch. I live in Idaho and notice that to move any birds I have to either trade them or give them away. Even then it's hard to get takers. :confused: Where are you from and how is the bird market in your area?
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi. I'm new to raising chickens. I recently bought a couple of year old laying hens from a girl who told me they lay every day. One of them is laying, but the other one hasn't laid yet. I've had them for about 5 days. I have read that stress and change of environment can disrupt their laying. I...
  10. Broody Hens & Egg Laying
    Hello, As I've said on here before, we are new to chicken ownership and this is our first winter. Our pullets barely got a chance to start laying before summer was over and cold weather set in but they had gotten into a pattern. All through Nov, which we had been counting as the 'off' season...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Good morning!!! We bought a Brinsea Maxi II Fully Digital 14 Egg Incubator awhile back. We have approximately 50 chickens, but have never tried to hatch via an incubator. Upon opening the package, we were a little overwhelmed but figured we would give it a shot. I never thought with just adding...
  12. Incubation & Hatching
    Hello friends, I translated my french version about my hatching guide... See ---> Hatching Eggs in automatic incubator Thank you for your energy!
  13. Hatching Eggs
    15+ button quail eggs for sale. Your chicks will hatch out to be tuxedo pied, a beautiful and extremely rare color. I have had excellent hatches with my breeding flock, usually around 95% hatch rate. My breeding flock consists of cinnamon pied, silver pied, and black pied. I will send a couple...
  14. Hatching Eggs
    Dad of my Houdan roo was 2nd in National show, Girls are from showbird breeder. Appenzeller's dad is a showbird. I usually have eggs or chicks of these following rare breeds. Araucana chicks start at $8, hatching eggs $25 dozen Appenzeller Spitzhauben chicks $8, hatching eggs $13 for 6 Cream...
  15. Broody Hens & Egg Laying
    What do you recommend for tips on catching eggs as they are laid? Here's a tip for you: . Now PLEASE share your thoughts :)
  16. New Member Introductions
    I'm always reading chicken forums but this is the first I've found this one! It's nice to meet you all! I've been raising chickens for quite a while now and absolutely adore them....such amazing, loving, friendly, useful, and wonderful creatures! Good luck to you all!! Christina
  17. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    I have 3 Hyline hens they are all over a year old, one is a couple of months younger. Two of them have started making a lot of noise, they make a screeching sound and sometimes almost sound like they are gobbling like turkeys. The two older ones have laid one egg a day since I got them, the...
  18. Beginners Forum
    I just added 6 new hens, all 2 or 3 years old, to my flock of 6 first year girls. I didn't expect any of the new girl to lay. They seem to be molting and I read that after the first season, they stop laying during the winter. Today, I found that one of my new girls had added an egg to the...
  19. Incubation & Hatching
    Do any of you disinfect your eggs before setting them to incubate? other question is....if you candle an egg before you begin to incubate it, will you be able to see the yolk?
  20. General Chicken Discussion
    I've spent a ton of times in commercial kitchens and one of the simplest things seems to have the most amount of mystery to it. I've met many men in women in both commercial and home settings that have no clue how to boil an egg. This video is a great tutorial.
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