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The domesticated fowl known as a chicken. Chickens are omnivores and often scratch the soil to find seeds, insects, etc.

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One of my baby chicks looks like it is going to die...what should I do?

I have 10 chicks. They are all hens. But one of them is weak and is always sleeping under the food and doesn't eat like the others. What should I do? I would hate to see her die so soon... Please help!...
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Lethargic hen with yellow poop

I've noticed an unusually lethargic hen this morning, she's even allowed me to pick her up which is incredibly rare for her. Looking around I've noticed some pretty awful looking yellow poop which I ...
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How Can I Get My Chickens to Integrate Into One Flock?

Our flock has been through a lot of changes. We lost two of our oldest birds in late winter. This left us with 1 chicken and chickens don't like to be alone. We bought two pullets, separated the run ...
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Blind disease in Hens

It's rainy season here. The hens and cocks are affected by a type of disease in the eyes. The eyes remain closed and swollen. The hens remain motionless and eventually die. It is spreading to other ...
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Putting eggs under a broody hen

We're getting some eggs in a couple of days to put under our broody hen - is there anything we need to be aware of?
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Rooster seemingly not protecting chickens

So I recently got chickens and I wanted to test if the rooster would protect the hens. I let the chickens go free range and I started chasing them; the rooster went in the opposite direction of the ...