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  1. Breeds & Genetics
    I am a complete chicken novice. We are reading madly and learning as we go. I have 7 wk old Polish Golden Lace hens who are nicely feathered out. Their "bonnets" don't allow them to see well at all. I knew they would have the beautiful feathering but it's so dense. For you Polish chicken owners...
  2. Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures
    I have a barred rock hen who is very old (we can't remember for sure, but we estimate at least 6 years, maybe even 8). Her age isn't much of a problem, other than the fact that she doesn't move around as quickly as she used to, but I noticed that lately her feathers have been strange. Most of...
  3. Hobbies
    I have been reading a lot about things that can be done with the feathers (after cleaning and freezing for two weeks to kill off any parasites). Some of the ideas include making cat toys, hat or hair decorations, dresses, Native American headdresses, arrows, and flies for fly fishing. What...
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