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  1. My eggs are taking longer than usual to hatch.

    So I have about 7 eggs and 2 of them have piped but it's been 2 days since anything changed. I have been using a red heat lamp to incubate them cause our incubator broke and it's all we had. I have a spray bottle with water so they don't get shrink wrapped but they're all alive I can hear them...
  2. Snake Repellent

    I was wondering if anyone else has issues with snakes getting to their eggs? And if so, how do you deal with the pests? Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance.
  3. Stumbled Upon A Great Nesting Box Idea for Egg Layers

    I was recently cleaning out my chicken coop and filled up a few 5-gallon buckets with straw as much as I could and set them to the side. When I was done cleaning up I noticed a bunch of my chickens was laying in the 5-gallon buckets and when I picked up they had laid eggs. I thought this was a...
  4. What's cookin' at your place?

    Country Singletree
    I have been making angel food cakes with strawberries, to use up the eggs and produce. Now I know why my farming ancestors were not skinny! And I am trying to figure out a low-calorie version because.... yeh. I would like to lose a few pounds. There are almost no calories in egg whites and few...
  5. Rooster Question

    Hi all, I am thinking about getting a rooster to add in with my 6 laying hens. I have 3 barred rocks, and 3 rhode island reds. If I got a barred rock rooster, would the cross-breed between it and the rhode island hen be okay for my flock? Would there be any complications, or would it matter at...
  6. Super Basic tutorial for chickens??

    Hello! Totally new to chickens and my wife is wanting me to possibly bring in chickens once things are in order. Is there a good how to guide from start to finish for chicks. I have checked the general information sticky, but it's all seeming pretty intermediate/advanced. Not so basic. By...