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I couldn't diagnose the cause of this problem itself, but I would offer some insight. I don't think it would be possible to reliably diagnose this over the Internet, without physical examination performed by a specialized veterinarian, after all. At first, as far as I know, grit is not the source of dietary calcium. Chickens, and some other birds as well, ...


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My Mum had chickens as she was a child by her parents. She told me a lot of times that she could see how the weather will be because of the chickens. If the weather will be rainy chickens have a greasy secretion that they will cover their feathers with. They go with their pecker through the feathers and distribute this secretion. So if you see this before ...


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Ok, so I should update this. I searched around a bit and figured that the only valid concern was that the chicks might eat too much of the bedding and get impacted crops. However there were also reports of compacted crops in cases where the chicks had eaten pine shavings or other bedding types. So I eventually just went ahead and used the sand. The chicks ...


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I also have a chicken as a pet, but she is an easter egg chicken. For a while, her eggs were similar to yours in the picture, so I moved her playground cage to a grassier place with more bugs/worms and sunlight. I also gave her more fruit like apple cores and grapes and watermelon peels in addition to regular chicken feed; not sure if that helped, but I ...


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Without question; Water should be available 24/7 there are a number of ways to accomplish this. Depending on the solution, you will need to clean the water bowl/supply daily to weekly. Personally I have normally provided food 24/7 there a number of feeders available. I like gravity feeders where you just add more to top, the chickens take it from the ...


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Chickens have more sense than most people realize. They seem to enjoy a light to moderate rain (and the worms and bugs that come to surface when it rains), and they know enough to find cover when it rains too heavily for their comfort. There is a very helpful discussion of chickens in the rain on the Community Chickens website: https://www.communitychickens....


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It would not hurt to feed chicken rice nor soaked bread in moderation, but neither of these provides sufficient nutritional value by itself and chicken diet should not be composed solely of them because it would lead to malnutrition. Both of these foods are essentially providing only carbohydrates, especially soaked white bread is just like junk fast-food ...


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