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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    After racoons killed 6 out of 8 of my chickens I am going to order some more chicks this spring. Should I let the hens in with the new chicks or keep them seperated?
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The chicks are going on 5 weeks old, they passed the one month mark almost a week ago. My wife and I got the chicks on February 25th. The rhode island reds are about 7 days younger then the rest of the chicks. When my wife and I bought the chicks we were told they were only about 2 days old...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    2012 A Chicken Odyssey-Pic Heavy This is my first foray into chickenology. I am an admitted newbie at chickencraft, but luckily I have a father in law who is an old hand. The first group of eggs hatched three days ago supposedly they are Rhode Island Reds....but my father in law wasn't so...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I need some help. I am raising my first batch of baby chickens. We went and got them a week ago. I had one that had gotten a pasted rear end so I washed it off with warm water like the book said to do that was 2 days ago. Tonight I went in and looked at them and the one that had the pasted...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I received my baby chickens today. Ordered 25 mixed breed and received 25 although one had expired during the trip and another one had to be dispatched due to a pair of legs that didn't work. The rest are adapting to their new quarters well. The first thing I do is remove them one by one...
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