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roosters nightly behavior

I received roosters 2 by accident.  Now I have three and I've notice my girls all perch on the roosts at night but my roosters all sleep to…

Started by Cindy

4 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Cindy

We ordered a surprise package from Cackle Hatchery! They are shipping it Wednesday!

How do we prepare?  What will we get?  How many will we get? Has anyone here done that? After talking to the hatchery all they will tell u…

Started by Cindy

8 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by Cindy

Egg Laying Cycles Question.

We got our first egg about a week and a half ago. It was a white egg, which was laid by our only Leghorn, and she's been consistent since.…

Started by Carrie Seal-Stahl

6 Jul 8, 2013
Reply by Carrie Seal-Stahl

Local (Mass.) source for chickens?

I'm a newbie, planning for a small (5-6)  backyard flock of bantam sized hens. I think I'm prepared as I'm going to be - books read, coop s…

Started by Pam

8 Jul 2, 2013
Reply by Pam

Sudden Chicken Death?

Just checked on my small flock of silkies and found one dead:( She was still warm no blood or feathers missing.  She was only 1 and I haven…

Started by Lizz

9 Jun 28, 2013
Reply by David Axberg

How many chickens can put into a coop the size of an outhouse?

I'm very excited I bought my first 7 baby chicks.  I am getting more as soon as the breed I like hatch out.  My brother has a coop at his f…

Started by Cindy

3 Jun 24, 2013
Reply by Carrie Seal-Stahl

New summer home for our small flock

I put together a small animal pen 10' x 10' with a shade. We moved our four chickens in, and the first night something climbed the pen and…

Started by Rick Nichols

2 Jun 17, 2013
Reply by Rick Nichols


Good morning.... Does anyone here know much about Banty breed hens? And yes I know its prob spelled wrong!!!  Anywho, we picked up 2 hens t…

Started by Dawn Mezurek

1 Jun 8, 2013
Reply by Cindy

Advice needed. I"m not sure what I should do or if I should do anything?

I purchased baby chicks in Feb.  and thought I had a rooster with them but we sexed it wrong and so I ended with 15 girls.  I Have a mixed…

Started by Cindy

6 Jun 8, 2013
Reply by Cindy

my guinea keets are hatching

My guinea keets are hatching so far 5 have hatched.  One of them had splayed legs.  I read if I caught it early enough it could be fixed or…

Started by Cindy

3 Jun 8, 2013
Reply by Cindy




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