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  1. General Chicken Discussion
    Good morning, This is our first post, therefore hello. We are hoping that this forum can help us with a problem we are having we are 4 hens. We have had them now for nearly 2 years, they all seem happy and consistent layers. The issue we have is that 2 of them have lost a lot of feathers (one on...
  2. Behavior & Flock Management
    I'm concerned about a hen that's engaged in feather-pecking in the past. We have a 'chicken-jail' but I have other concerns about isolating a hen in a small space when it gets so cold at night. PP's were recommended but when I read up on them, the first thing I noticed was that you have to...
  3. Beginners Forum
    hello, we recently got four chickens and we have only had them for a week. Today when I took out my chicken Nancy to hold her(I do this every day, I stand by the coop/ run so she can still her friends) I noticed she had some feathers missing on her forehead, it was not like that before and it...
  4. Beginners Forum
    Peepers arrived today yay! After 9 months of wishing & planning! Here are my questions: Is it normal for them to scratch themselves? Sometimes a couple of them really seem to have a go at it. I have noticed two little bitty bugs on the paper towels but the girls eat those. Is "yawning"...
  5. Behavior & Flock Management
    Situation: My original flock which now includes 13 hens and a rooster will not get along with the 4 new hens (their daughters). My first hatch of 12 ended up being more roos than anything, so since the hens are about a month away from 20 weeks old.....I decided to slowly incorporate them...
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