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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #7881072 06/25/20 07:15 PM
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Any chicken health experts around?
My grandad has 2 Hens, Rhode Island reds.
They've slowed down on laying and he says their poop has been watery/runny and also not pooping much.... from what i read on a quick search, it can be because they're too hot/overheated....and It has been pretty warm lately...
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Glad you brought this back up. Been watching a lot of western movies since there is no sports on TV.
Always see those well mounted cowboys and even the rich rancher in their beautiful buggies pulled by a brace of horses. Watch The Vigerianm and you see that I'm making this up.
They always have unfenced chickens in the yard. How do they keep the chickens in the yard? confused2

Ours stay within sight of their coop (about 150-200ft max open space); only a bit further towards the house (which is 250ft away), and maybe 50ft in front yard, if we are outside.
They won't go more than 50ft behind their coop/pen, where it turns wooded, unless we are out there with them.
They avoid being in the middle of open fields (hawks), unless we are out there with them.

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Originally Posted by TCM3
Any chicken health experts around?
My grandad has 2 Hens, Rhode Island reds.
They've slowed down on laying and he says their poop has been watery/runny and also not pooping much.... from what i read on a quick search, it can be because they're too hot/overheated....and It has been pretty warm lately...
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Do they have shaded areas (trees/bushes) to hang out in?
A coop in full-sun will get too hot in so.Texas

Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #7960220 09/03/20 11:03 AM
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Got 6 production blue chicks. This breed is a Rhode Island Red crossed with a Blue Australorp. I guess our 20 chickens weren't enough. cyclo

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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8006085 10/11/20 08:12 PM
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Those are 3 of our 6 chickens, they started laying 2 weeks ago.

Anyone know what that gray is on the comb and waddle is? Finished a week of wormer in the water Friday.

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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8007787 10/13/20 01:38 AM
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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8008006 10/13/20 05:13 AM
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I guess ashes are dry and powdery for dusting. They can be comical at times.


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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: kmon11] #8011044 10/15/20 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by kmon1
I guess ashes are dry and powdery for dusting. They can be comical at times.


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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Chickenman] #8072433 12/02/20 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Chickenman
Got 6 production blue chicks. This breed is a Rhode Island Red crossed with a Blue Australorp. I guess our 20 chickens weren't enough. cyclo

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Turned them out a few days ago. The Roo has treated them great. The older girls not so much.

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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8078521 12/06/20 07:11 PM
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One of the new pullets got had. Any idea what it could have been? Probably happened around 10am today. It was breasted out. Intestines, cage, head, and feet still there. Hawk I guess. Wishbone was intact even.

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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8078543 12/06/20 07:34 PM
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I'd go with hawk


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That's why I quit having chickens around. I enjoyed having them but they were magnets for coyotes, hawks, owls and coons. I agree, it looks like an owl or hawk got that one. I had one that came with a messed up beak. the other chickens would bully her. I had to hand feed her. She would walk around on my shoulder with me.

Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8078718 12/06/20 10:28 PM
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Hawk would be my guess.


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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8078896 12/07/20 01:20 AM
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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8128815 01/14/21 12:31 PM
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So I didn't even know we had a chicken thread on the THF..

We have about 20. I'll have to get a video of our set up.

We free range during the day and lock up at night.

Currently we have

Buff Orpingtons
Lavender Orpingtons
Olive Eggers
Americaunas
Blue laced Red Wyandottes
Production Blues
Polish
Golden Sex Links
Crele Penadasenca
Cream Legbar

And maybe something I'm missing

Our biggest predator issue has been a bobcat and red tailed hawks.

We have a very secure coop but the Bobcat was snatching them in the middle of the day and even while we were outside.

I probably could have caught him quicker in a foothold but we have cats and dogs.

The hawks just come and go so not a lot we can do if we want to free range. In a year they've only gotten 3 I believe.

The bobcat killed 6 in just a couple weeks..





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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8128838 01/14/21 12:53 PM
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What breed is this one?

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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: bill oxner] #8128872 01/14/21 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
What breed is this one?

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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8128901 01/14/21 01:51 PM
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Beautiful.


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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8133468 01/18/21 02:33 PM
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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8147226 01/28/21 09:04 PM
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Can anybody in this thread tell me how to get my wife to QUIT buying chickens?

We have 8 that are a year old, so she bought 4 chicks the other day and then just sent me a video where she went and bought 4 more.

I think it's time to call Hoarders


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Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8147251 01/28/21 09:33 PM
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buy a gun for every chick


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Your wife has gone clucking crazy.

Re: THF CHICKEN Thread [Re: Wburke2010] #8162686 02/10/21 12:24 AM
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Does anyone put a heater in with their chickens for the next few days here in North texas?

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I was just in my local feed store and they had heat on the chicks. Not sure about your hens. I know my momma had them years ago in a hen house without heat.


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My chickens feet are cold even with an electric heater in their house.

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