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    I got my first 3 chickens on Sunday, they are ex commercial chickens, and I bought a new wooden hutch that claimed to be “fox proof”. I read up on fox proofing and followed instructions to use chickenwire to prevent the fox burying into the run. The first night was fine. The next day we got 4...
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    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...
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    New chicken keeper here, just got my first round of chicks 6 weeks ago-blue laced red Wyandottes, a dark Brahma cockerel, and two surprise freebies which I'm pretty sure are black laced red Wyandotte and barnevelder. These ladies (and gent) are a step in my slow transition to farm life and I am...
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    Hi all, we've recently bought 4 bantams (we believe a few years old) - the previous owner wanted to get rid of them. The one cockerel has a band with specific info on - can someone please help us understand what this reads? Band info: EE GB 11 16 B 35 68 (attached photo of our pretty birds)
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    Hi there:) I am a midlife empty nester crazy chicken lady. I have six various breed back yard pet chickens. I live in village limits and abide by the ordinances for chicken keeping. I have two Buff Orpingtons, two Plymouth blue, and two EE's. I love my chickens. I spoil them and talk to them:)...
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    Hi All! I am a sort of newbie in that I raised 3 chicks last summer and my big girls are laying consistently since January. My new girls are from Meyer and a mix of “rare” breeds but I have no idea what! I have been reading like crazy and looking at photos and I think I may have 3 EE. I was...
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    Hi everyone! We just moved to Iowa looking at small towns around the Des Moines area to live. I am finding unless we are out of city limits these small towns are not chicken friendly. Though I am told if we live in Des Moines we probably would be able to have chickens. Once we buy a place we are...
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    Hi! I browsed the forum a bit and discovered this is a nice community and decided to join. I am very new to keeping chickens, though we do have a farm. I just got 10 Ameraucana chicks 3 days ago, they are 2-3 weeks old. We spent the weekend building a coop in the old barn. I will also be getting...
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    I'm new to Chicken Forum and a new chicken owner. I've had my chickens for a couple of months and love it. I know there is still more to learn about owning chickens, and I look forward to seeing what the Chicken Forum can offer. This is my first time using a forum like this. It make take me a...
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    Greetings Chicken lovers!!!! I am from the central valley in California. Nestled in a nice 5 acre property and a new owner of 22 chickens. I bought an entire flock from a friend who needed to rethink her chicken situation. Her loss is my gain! I am new to chickens and have found this site to...
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    Hi all.....just got chicks during "chick days" this spring. Loving it, and so is my reluctant husband. He always laughs when people ask me what I do, and I reply, " I'm a chicken wrangler and bee keeper." , they don't usually know how to continue the conversation! At this time we have 4 Silver...
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