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  1. May 6, 2017
    DwayneNLiz

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    This is an incubation/hatch/chick/chicken
    help & Learning thread.
    There is a lot of time to kill in between set & hatch that we fill with chatter.
    Especially for those
    pacing back & forth at hatch [​IMG]
    Jump in anytime we love to help.

    Educational
    Incubation & Hatching
    Learn everything from
    hatching to processing & so very much more through questions and chatting!
    Hosts, BantyChooks and many many more!





    A few of Sally's BYC Articles & Threads...
    Hatching 101 CLICK HERE
    ~ Guide to ASSISTED Hatching CLICK HERE~
    Incubating w/Friends Thread
    NOTES section click HERE

    Cabinet Coolerbator ~ Coolerbators
    Pallet Coops ~ Saloon Coop ~ Pallet Duck House & Duck Care
    Processing Support Group ~ PINTEREST ALL POULTRY
    ~ Our Serama House of Littles
    Click HERE ~ Mushy Chick Disease ~ Nasty Chicken Butt ~ Easy no Strain Fermented Feed ~ Easy 5gal Waterer


    UPDATE: I have pulled extremely helpful NOTES, LINKS & Informational Post Links from the incubation thread for EVERYONE'S convenience and will continue to put them HERE: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-helpful-notes-links-informational-post-links




    Incubation Notes, Images, Videos & Links
    Including SHIPPED EGGS INCUBATION Techniques.

    Expected Hatch Rate


    Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched, or even after for that matter!

    Shipped eggs have a MUCH lower hatch rate.

    The percent hatchability in the commercial poultry industry ranges from 78-88%.


    SHIPPED EGGS

    Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! post #53845

    REQUEST HOW YOU WANT YOUR eggs SHIPPED PEOPLE!!!!

    HOW TO REQUEST AND SHIP EGGS Sally Sunshine Way...

    HOWTOREQUESTANDSHIPEGGSSallySunshineWay.docx 940k .docx file

    COLD? REQUESTING HEAT PACKS discussion post #32219

    Heat packs for shipping animals/etc http://www.tsksupply.com/categories/Heat-Packs/




    Percent Fertility is the percentage of fertile eggs of all eggs set.

    % Fertility = # of fertile eggs

    # of total eggs set


    Percent Hatchability is the percentage of fertile eggs which actually hatched out as live young.

    % Hatchability = # of eggs which hatch out

    # of fertile eggs



    http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2902/2902-1090/2902-1090_pdf.pdf




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    Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine [​IMG]


    Incubating w/Friends Notes & Links
    Because sometimes notes work Better than Brains!


    Changes to Antibiotics Regulations Coming December 2016 most will need RX post #53348
    By Dr. Mike Apley List of Affected Applications/MEDICINES CLICK HERE


    Here is the thread link, come join us!
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1...ing-hosts-bantychooks-and-many-many-more/0_20


    INCUBATORS
    CHOOSING an INCUBATOR & SUGGESTIONS post #1901

    Incubator Accessories & PARTS click HERE or item below...
    TIPS TRICKS for Incubators
    ADD a LEGO to your dial of cheap styrofoam incubator to make minor adjustments! post #38133

    Wrapping an incubator for steadier temperatures post #25454

    R Com 20 MAX Egg Turning Song video of turning post #25776

    Hov-A-Bator guide & which direction turns heat up and down! post #42178

    Incubator Warehouse heat won't go up post #46629

    Adding Fans and Thermostats
    THE IMPORTANCE OF FANS and HOW TO ADD ONE to your STYRO! post #58100

    6" 240 cfm DUCT FAN for cabinets all sizes click HERE

    THERMOSTATS/TEMP CONTROLLERS: *Also see Incubator Accessories and Parts Above

    • Temperature Controller Thermostat Control Switch Unit 1 Relay Output with Sensor CLICK HERE

    • STC-1000 Digital Temp.Controller w/Sensor AC110V Install/Wiring Diagrams post #63789

    • How a wafer Thermostat Works Click HERE & HERE

    • Hot water heater Thermostats, Must get drilled Watch Video HERE & See CoolerBATOR
    HEATING ELEMENTS: *Also see Incubator Accessories and Parts Above

    • Aluminum PTC Heating Element Thermostat Heater Plates Click HERE & Ceramic Thermostatics Click HERE

    • Incubator incubator heat elements Click HERE

    • Replacing LG thermostat & wafer stuff post #13845

    • Replacing a wafer with digital and keeping a wafer as backup post #22856
    Homemade DIY Incubators
    BYC MEMBERS' Homemade Incubators CLICK HERE

    CABINET COOLER INCUBATOR

    CoolerBATOR

    RUSH LANE~ MUST SEE B4 DIY https://www.youtube.com/user/RushLanePoultry

    Links to 'bator building! post #4423

    WINE / Fridge COOLER DIY:
    CABINET DIY:
    Cooler DIY Incubators & Box Bators:
    HOW TO SEAL a BATOR Click HERE

    HOW Many VENT HOLES do I NEED? post #24735

    DIY WAFER thermostat with ASSEMBLY Click HERE

    Alternate heat source instead of lightbulbs post #24280

    Wiring diagrams for incubator post #5

    post #28906

    Aquarium Cheap light to see in Bators post #68412

    Thermostat post #26329

    Coolerbator wiring help & how a wafer thermo works http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1...ds-w-host-sally-sunshine/127740#post_17310062 & http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1...ds-w-host-sally-sunshine/127910#post_17311580

    DIY Turners & Egg Trays & Hatching Baskets Mics
    Awesome Turner IDEA PLEXI GLASS!! post #80006

    How to put a turner back together post #63577

    Benny's Awesome MANUAL horizontal EGG TURNER post #64262

    DIY turner upright cooler post #13722

    Easy manual egg carton pvs turners click HERE and another in HERE

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/9302/semi-automatic-egg-turner

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bens-hens-diy-incubator

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/9302/semi-automatic-egg-turner/10#post_67770

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/968827/my-diy-automatic-egg-turner

    Homemade automatic or manual HORIZONTAL egg turner CLICK HERE

    Horizontal DIY Turner post #64675

    DIY Quail Turner post #64682

    Sally's manual cabinet turner with trays post #32186

    Manual PVC turner for incubator HERE

    Hatching baskets Egg Trays and sizes/depths post #64634

    DIY Egg Tray Hatching Baskets out of Hardware Cloth post #64620

    CHEAP EGG TRAYS click here and HERE

    Egg trays, also look at Cutler Supply and Hawkhead Hatchery Equipment

    GFQ Turner Supplemental Maintenance Manual with detailed images PDF CLICK HERE

    Rotisserie motor considered using with a timer chkncanoe CLICK HERE

    Rotisserie Motor - NEW MODEL 6RPM Click HERE

    Replacement Egg Turner Motor for Little Giant, HovaBator, and Farm Innovators Click HERE

    Cleaning Incubator and Equipment
    FUMIGATION OF HATCHING EGGS AND EQUIPMENT post #48689

    CLEAN INCUBATOR BEFORE AND AFTER USE post #48689

    COLLECTING, WASHING & EGG STORAGE
    Washing, Cuticle, Sweating eggs post #63837

    How to Tell the Age of a Chicken post #8494

    Digital Egg Scale - Accurate Humidity Measurement and Egg Sizing HERE

    ZONES OF COLD INJURY fro EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT post #36213

    PULLET EGGS To set or Not? post #40234

    DOUBLE YOLKERS NOT suggested but they can hatch with assistance post #46649
    BIRTH DEFECTS CONVERSATION AND INFO ON WORMERS!! post #25078

    Abstract DIPPING EGGS IN VITAMIN C post #33828

    Pre-Incubation Warming of Chicken Eggs post #65812

    Hydrogen peroxide as an alternative hatching egg disinfectant post #23299

    Egg Quality:
    Fertility:
    [​IMG]Example 57 out of 126 were declared fertile. [​IMG]

    Hatch Rates...
    [​IMG] Example 50 of the 57 fertile eggs hatched the % hatch= [​IMG]


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    PURCHASING EGGS
    HOW TO REQUEST AND SHIP EGGS Sally Sunshine Way

    post #63575 cree post #6321

    REQUEST HOW YOU WANT YOUR eggs SHIPPED PEOPLE!!!! post #4964

    Kristins horribly shipped eggs and hatch post #57321

    DO you have to be NPIP certified to ship hatching eggs? States/Agencies Info see post #33884

    Great IDEAS to find eggs CHEAP! post #775

    Julian date on trader Joe eggs understanding it! http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/partners/fepp/julian-calendar.pdf post #5098

    BYC Links for EGGS........

    LOCAL BYC THREADS in the Where am I? Where are you Section! click HERE

    HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE/TRADE BYC http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/36/chicken-hatching-eggs



    Breeders/Hatcheries

    Serama Council Breeders Directory post #48135

    Papas Poultry in CA Highly recommended http://papaspoultry.com post #32276 post #33904

    Jerry's Seramas LLC CLICK HERE

    Sally Sunshine Poultry click HERE

    TJChickens CLICK HERE

    Dick Hortsman http://www.horstmanspoultry.com/

    Gatewoods nPoultry MS MG clean AL http://www.gateswoodchickens.com/

    Bill P. From the Missouri AG Dept. Works with NPIP etc. Recommend Hoover Hatchery and Murray

    both of which are in IA and are Mycoplasma free and test monthly.

    Leggs Peafowl Farm http://agriculture.mo.gov/animals/pdf/poultry_yearbook.pdf

    Missouri Breeders/Hatcheries http://agriculture.mo.gov/animals/pdf/poultry_yearbook.pdf

    Ideal Poultry is not MG clean Please take time to read this: post #32413

    How Cackle Hatchery raises their birds

    NPIP Certification INFO CLICK HERE



    SHIPPED EGGS
    Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! post #53845

    REQUEST HOW YOU WANT YOUR eggs SHIPPED PEOPLE!!!!

    HOW TO REQUEST AND SHIP EGGS Sally Sunshine Way...

    post #32219

    Heat packs for shipping animals/etc http://www.tsksupply.com/categories/Heat-Packs/

    Rules for shipping eggs/chicks by state post #143211




    INCUBATION
    A MUST READ***** BASICS!!! INCUBATION QUESTIONS w/answers post #15921
    Hatching Eggs 101 CLICK HERE

    Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! post #53845

    Important FIRST TIMER Incubation TIPS! post #66830

    ***DUCK INCUBATION, QUAIL, GOOSE, PEAFOWL, GUINEA &
    TURKEY Refer to individual sections below

    INCUBATION TIME CHARTS FOR ALL FOWL SPECIES CLICK HERE

    Weighing Eggs, why and HOW TO! post #70097

    INFO on The influence of high altitude on the hatching of chicken eggs post #37908

    Egg Incubation Countdown/up Timer 21+ day digital TIMER, no more calendars!! click HERE

    Figure out your hatch times Hatch / Egg Turning Chart CLICK HERE

    TOTAL INCUBATION TIME HOURS short hatch window is not the only factor to consider post #39238

    LINKS TO POST RESULTS ROUND OVAL = FEMALE MALE EGGS post #7595

    HOW to figure out FINAL HATCH RATE % post #4601

    ANTS IN THE BATOR start post #1884 post #2031

    Classroom Incubating Links for Slides Projects Programs Worksheets ETC post #67049

    Incubation Seminar/Dr. K Bramwell Univ of Arkansas

    Incubating SERAMA EGGS post #145226

    What day did my chick die? post #5649

    The effects of setting eggs small end up post #5496

    Separating chicks in bator post #12145




    EMBRYO GROWTH & HATCH VIDEOS
    Chicks Hatching videos post #67478

    Embryonic Development, Day by Day click HERE

    Video See Through eggshell to watch embryo development CLICK HERE

    The Genius of Birds - Embryonic development CLICKHERE

    DOUBLE YOLKERS NOT suggested but they can hatch with assistance videos post #46649

    A crowing 1 DAY old chick: via Happy chooks post #49705

    So much for loose AC in Hatching eggs you have to co to this page....

    http://designtaxi.com/news/386512/Watch-Japanese-Students-Have-Found-A-Way-To-Hatch-An-Egg-Without-Its-Shell/

    http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-a-chick-develop-and-hatch-outside-of-the-egg

    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jpsa/51/3/51_0130043/_pdf



    INCUBATION RECORDS, SOFTWARE/APPS, weight charts
    Egg Details 19k .xls file

    Incubating Chart 22k .xls file

    unprotectedfieldscanbeeditedwithCAUTIONforfunctions.xls 306k .xls file

    Hatch / Egg Turning Chart click HERE: Hatch Chart Schedule

    Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign farmers Almanac see HERE

    Hatchabatch AP Keeping track of your hatch! see here

    Printable Month Calendar This app can be used to generate a planning calendar for a selected month and year. Click HERE

    Casportspony weight charts see post #117296


     
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    CANDLING EGGS
    HOW TO CANDLE EGGS post #40262

    Candlers/ FLASHLIGHTS TO CANDLE DARK EGGS & Innovations SUGGESTIONS post #40261
    Clears at CANDLE are not always infertile! post #1825

    SHARPIES on EGGS? Sure! post #40270

    Are my air cells the correct size?



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    Candle IMAGES


    Coturnix Quail Egg Candling Guide: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coturnix-quail-egg-candling-guide


    TURNING ITS IMPORTANT

    HOW/Why TURN Eggs MORE THAN 3 times a day until Lockdown! & UNDERSTAND THE CAM! post #40274

    UNDERSTANDING the CAM ~chorio-allantoic membrane post #40274





    VENTILATION (OXYGEN)
    Hatching at High Altitudes post #37908
    O2 deprivation to day 10 of incubation followed by regular oxygen concentrations leads to stronger chicks post #33815

    NEVER USE VENT holes as a means to Control HUMIDITY especially during HATCH DAYS!

    THERMOMETERS, HYGROMETERS & CALIBRATION
    Celsius to Fahrenheit (ºC to ºF) conversion calculator click HERE

    Thermo/hygro suggestions post #40275

    HEAT SINKS/ Stones/Pebbles ADD THEM TO STYRO! post #43903

    ziplock water wiggler for estimating internal egg temps with a probe thermometer post #115296

    Calibration is a MUST: HOW TO CALIBRATE post #262


    INCUBATION TEMPERATURES
    READ TEMPS SECTION HERE: post #262 & Hatching Eggs 101

    Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! post #9068

    ADD a LEGO to your dial of cheap styro bator to make minor adjustments! GENIUS post #38133

    What is the maximum and minimum range of temp I can go before killing the chicks? post #12473

    ZONES OF COLD INJURY fro EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT post #36213

    HAVE A PLAN IN CASE YOU LOOSE ELECTRIC ITS THE SEASON! see post #522

    What to do when you find a HIGH TEMPS in Bator post #7061

    10/13 day old embryos begin to produce excess heat in the incubator post #27240

    Increased incubation temp leads to better muscles at hatch? http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1...w-host-sally-sunshine/129020_20#post_17324328



    HUMIDITY Humidity is NOT a set number!
    It is a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! post #7068 see Hatching Eggs 101
    WHY do we need less humidity to get the best weight loss for colored hatching eggs during incubation? post #36320

    Reducing humidity during the first 18 days of incubation post #109266

    KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL from growing in water WELLS during incubation post #1644

    Humidity pumps DIY ETC post #79960

    TIPS n TRICKS to raising humidity in incubators post #42512 Humidity pumps DIY ETC post #79960

    Got some eggs that need more humidity that others in the same bator? post #21561

    More humidity shtuffs post #25080

    Too low humidity can inhibit albumen absorption post #20128



    LOCKDOWN, DAY 18, CANDLES, PIPS, ZIPS
    *IMPORTANT INFO= TIMELINES PIPS ZIPS!!! & MARKING AIR CELLS DAY 18, DRAW DOWN, INTERNAL PIP, EXTERNAL PIP, and ZIPPING post #35770

    DAY 18 CANDLE IMAGES/VIDEOS: post #3579

    Day 18 Ancona Duck post #84853 Day 21 Ancona Duck post #85709 Day 24 Ancona Duck post #87139



    FIVE VIDEOS show Draw Down and Internals post #44701

    DAY 18 DIS CANDLES post #43401

    Incubation CHICK FIRST AID KIT Supplies post #71640

    Pips and ZIPS ARE NOT THE SAME PATIENCE is a MUST!

    DONT PICK THE PIPS! post #24611

    TIMELINE of a silkie HATCHING! NOTE HOW LONG IT TOOK FROM INTERNAL TO ZIPPING post #33770

    TIMELINE OF A POLISH HATCHING QUICK HATCHOUT! post #46572

    VIDEO of zip and hatch AT :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyO3YwrsJPg

    DO my Air cells look ok Day 18? post #31971

    LOWERING TEMPS lockdown IS NOT NECESSARY but is said to AID THE HATCHING PROCESS post #2898

    Hatching Behavior & How the chick Comes out of the Shell post #34865

    YES a chick can chirp when its not pipped internally! post #20506

    **** TIPS adding/Maintaining HUMDITY SEE HUMIDITY SECTION ABOVE ~

    **** SEE VENTILATION (OXYGEN) SECTION ABOVE !!

    TIPS KEEP CHICKS SEPARATE IN THE HATCHER post #44668

    Empty shells - a valuable source of information click HERE

    This is what am EGG from a good chick hatch looks like! your goal post #14673

    HOW to figure out HATCH RATE post #4601

    Hatching videos see above VIDEO SECTION

    Chicken Clucking playlist for incubation by Venymae link is Here Chicken Clucking Playlist

    Hens Clucking Vs LOUD Music effects incubation Emrbyos post #71835

    Another reason for early hatches- STILL AIR post #3869
     
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    Euthanasia
    Dispatching chicks/chickens see Post #44564 and This Article

    911- INCUBATION & CHICK EMERGENCIES!

    Step by Step Guide to ASSISTED Hatching - Click HERE

    Why to ALLOW ducklings to hatch on its own post #110858

    NOPE she is not ready for you to assist yet! post #24835 now is she? post #24850

    MALPOSITIONS /PIPS WRONG END are the first to pip and the last DIS after hatch post #19606

    Malposition (pipped wrong end) chick most times will hatch! VIDEO post #22241

    A WRONG END PIP IS BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL Pip! post #518454 VIDEO HATCHING post #54642

    DUCK ASSISTING VIA CANDLES post #79130

    assisting, Brown spot Duck egg malposition post #87959

    Casportspony Scovy malpositions assists post #43908
    STUFF OOZING from pip begin post #19606

    Images normal chick pip position post #19606

    STUCK ZIPPING WHAT DO I DO? bottom of post #35770

    YES a chick can chirp when its not pipped internally! post #20506

    Heathers Call DUCK assist post #43902

    It has a bump on its head! What The Heck Is A Vaulted Skull? post #46616

    Help cracked egg!! post #31537

    Malpo post #24142



    CHICKS Wet? Sticky? Stuck? Yellow Gel? What did I do Wrong? post #25379
    Swollen abdomen? A WET chick? or infection post #24810

    Eggtopsy possible Sticky chick post #35087



    Navels, Umbilical, Yolk Sack and Abdomen Issues:
    NAVELS She HATCHED! But what's with her butt? post #25012

    Umbilical Gunk aka Strings post #25012

    Help I have a BLEEDER! NAVEL looks like a Vagina? begin (this is gonna be a long one) post #5159

    Yolk Sac problems:

    Duckling was high risk for yolk sac infection, dipped it's umbilicus in chlorhexidine and gave it Baytril. post #35400 Chlorhexidine post #35432

    MY CHICK has yolk hanging and is dragging in the bator HELP! begin post #15672 post #2189

    Mushy Chick Disease YOLK SACK INFECTION: Mushy Chick Disease

    THIS IS NOT PASTY BUTT its Umbilical post #4077

    Look ok or not fully absorbed yolk?? Begin post #4578

    Chick hatched with foot through yolk sack post #68442



    Eggs UNHATCHED at end of Incubation
    Step by Step Guide to ASSISTED Hatching - Click HERE

    I HAVE EGGS LEFT UNHATCHED NOW WHAT? post #25223

    EGGTOPSYS & REMINDERS IF YOU WANT US TO HELP SEE post #2140 post #42654 post #44923 post #45013 post #54834

    Pipped but dead post #47432

    Normal hatching position and the six recognized malpositions Images: click here

    Examples and images of issues during incubation post #110864

    ANALYSIS OF THE CAUSES OF EMBRYONIC MORTALITY CLICK HERE PAGE 51
    SLIDESHOW Chick Abnormalities http://www.slideshare.net/mujahiddr/abnormalities-in-hatching-chicks-16032422

    Trouble Shooting Failures with Egg Incubation post #110875

    http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/trouble.html

    Hatchability Problem Analysis http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00008570/00001

    Troubleshootting Incubation http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8127.pdf

    This is also a great pdf with pics: paste link in browser search: CLICK HERE

    Eggtopsy: What happened to my egg? http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/363717/eggtopsy-what-happened-to-my-egg-graphic-pictures

    Effects of Nutrition on Infertility, Embryo Mortality and Hatchability

    POOR INCUBATION RESULTS post #20480

    What Went Wrong During Incubation could it be the flock? or Incubation? post #1825

    Signs of Deficiency in the Embryo & Poultry Vits Oz/Sal Diary Thread post #13719

    Effects of nutrition on infertility, embryo mortality and hatchability. click Here

    Some causes of EARLY CHICK MORTALITY post #17586 ~ http://www.poultry.uga.edu/extension/documents/French-Livability.pdf

    Possible causes of deaths after day 18 post #57322



    ORTHOPEDIC & POULTRY PODIATRY links:
    Treatments for Leg Problems in Chickens & other Poultry
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

    CURLY TOES Spraddle Leg TENDON Leg ISSUES post #42573 post #110393

    DUCKS can have Spraddle leg too! post #15184 post #15355

    BONES STICKING OUT legs freom BATOR Mesh! COVER IT B4 Lockdown!! post #67787

    RED HOCKS, HIGH HUMIDITY post #464

    Wry Neck post #60013





    OTHER Embryo, Egg, Chick Issues & Help
    Chick Air Sac Rupture image of sacs post #54382

    MY EGGS ARE COOKING TEMP TOO HIGH HELP post #14649

    TEMP SPIKE DID I KILL THEM! read bottom post #8814

    Hens dont always kick out bad eggs BUT GOOD ones too! post #18059

    HOW do I know when my chick as turned the corner? post #15777

    Homemade Electrolyte Recipe for weak/ill chicks post #3876 USING SPONGE WEDGES post #4473

    Chick and Chicken Vitamins HAVE SOME ON HAND post #61039

    "yawning" thing like a silent crow. Any ideas or should I not be so concerned? NOPE normal post #7522

    Injured Chick stuck to momma hen sore broken wing post #24212 post #24748 post #24751

    chick that has a larger than normal head and it's feet are not under it right post #24680 post #24687

    Funky nodule on nostril on a chick Saris post #28995 post #31237

    lump on the side of my chicken's neck? (its just a Full crop) HERE

    READ ABOUT Little Crocket who spent her first 36 hours in a padded country crock dish post #1993 post #2062

    Momma Hen Booted egg out of nest, SAVE The chick Video Assist A THANK you video from Maxine post #1864

    What To do with those chicks hatched? post #2201

    Discussion of chicks that just dont grow begin post #3626 & http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/4...not-grow-update-hes-found-a-forever-home/0_30

    Partial Comb and Wattle Removal in chicks post #36708

    HOW Sally Sunshine Euthanize chicks only for the strong at heart post #15697

    Freaky looking chick with two crops, two vents four feet and three legs: post #41295 post #41297

    Wry Neck post #60013

    Cross BEAK Scissor BEAK post #74787

    Resuscitating chicks CLICK HERE
     
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    BROODY HENS
    Encourage Hens to Hatch Eggs http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/encourage-hens-to-hatch-eggs.aspx

    SHOULD I move my BROODY mamma? discussion begins post #28264 post #28269

    Broody Hens CLICK HERE

    Letting Broody Hens Hatch & Raise Chicks CLICK HERE

    Encouraging or Discouraging Broodiness CLICK HERE

    Broody Hens versus Incubators CLICK HERE

    "The Call of the Hen". virtual book https://archive.org/details/callhenscience00hogarich

    Battling a Broody Chicken Click HERE

    SEXING CHICKS & CHICK IDENTIFICATION
    SEXING CHICKS! post #15172

    VENT SEXING http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.com/2013/07/vent-sexing-chicks-sex-links-autosexing.html

    Is my chicken a pullet or cockerel? CLICK HERE

    LEG BANDS ideas for ID chicks: post #5609

    Chickencanoes chick/chicken Identification practices post #25833

    FEATHER SEXING LINKS http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/d/d0/d075bb42_13371_sexfaether.jpeg

    FEATHER SEXING LINKS http://animalsciences.missouri.edu/reprod/ReproTech/Feathersex/sld006.htm

    FEATHER SEXING LINKS post #7608

    SEXING DOMINIQUE CHICKS click HERE and post #821

    http://www.calvinroberts.us/index.php?_page=5

    http://www.nantahala-farm.com/chicken-dominique-looks2-chick-pullet-cockerel-s.shtml

    http://www.nantahala-farm.com/chicken-dominique-chicks-sex-link-s.shtml

    Sight Sexing Barred Plymouth Rock Chicks at Hatch Click HERE & HERE

    Sight Sexing Barred Plymouth Rock Chicks at Hatch click here

    Sexing salmon faverolles post #8698





    CHICK CARE
    ***DUCK, QUAIL, GOOSE, PEAFOWL, GUINEA, TURKEY Refer to individual sections below

    How to evaluate Chicks after Hatch! post #56572

    WHEN to start feeding CHICK after HATCH! post #4657

    Chick Pro and Pre Biotic vit cheap! I swear by them! 1st & 2 wks then ACV see post #1409

    Chick and Chicken Vitamins HAVE SOME ON HAND post #61039

    Raising Baby Chicks CLICK HERE

    New CHICKS Care Links & When to begin feeding post #22550

    First 60 days of Raising baby Chicks click HERE

    Socializing Baby chicks CLICK HERE

    How to Spot Problems with Newly Hatched Chicks post #22550

    More Problems of Newly Hatched Chicks http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-spot-problems-of-newly-hatched-chicks.html

    All about COCCI Prevention Vaccines TREATMENTS Poo Samples post #70896

    How to Prevent Chicks from Getting Coccidiosis post #4779

    Quick lesson on pasty butt post #4657

    Homemade Electrolyte Recipe for weak/ill chicks post #3876 USING SPONGE WEDGES post #4473

    CHICK TEMPERATURE Measurement vs. observation: recognizing the comfort status of day old chicks post #20918

    HOW do I know when my chick as turned the corner? post #15777


    BROODERS & HEATING
    Homemade Brooders of BYC members CLICK HERE
    The cheapest brooder/fast assemble Lowe's LG moving box. It's $1.39.

    If you need more space, add more boxes and cut doorways between them. Put heat in one, Later in another and food in another.

    Cheap quick Insulation brooder post #43909

    Plastic Drum Type Brooders! post #68585

    Setting Up the Brooder post #68242

    Baby video monitor IN THE COOP or Brooder! post #31817

    SIMPLE CHICK BROODER post #869 post #46388 post #46470

    Pic of my Brooder and talk, wax paper between papertowel layers for simple roll up see begin pic post #3543

    Brooder talk post #4358

    Ur's Brooder post #5222 & addition post #34281addition to brooder post #31959

    Canadachickens Brooder Build post #35489

    Brooder/hospital cage: http://www.rainbowparrots.com/brooder.php

    CLEANING THE BROODER COCCI COCCIDIA Survival post #39296

    Getting chicks OUT OUT OUT mini heated hoop coop post #12182

    Chicky hut w/ rope lights post #12178


    Brooder Lights
    LEDs and CFLs are better for light (less electric cost)

    Ceramic emitters. They last longer and if they break, they don't get glass all over. 25-250 watt. I use 150s.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/25W-250W-11...w-Plant-Lamp-Pet-Reptile-Heater-/231394987292

    Smaller watt ceramic heat emitters if brooding indoors. They come in 50-300 watt sizes. Click HERE

    Bulb comparison post #30139


    Heating pads, Caves, Plates
     
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    QUAIL
    DUCKS
    GEESE
    • Goose Incubation & Hatching Guide - Completed!!!! Pete knows all about goose hatching! see HERE
    • GOOSE THREAD - for breeding, incubating, hatching and rearing. see HERE
    • MINIMUM NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS FOR DUCK AND GOOSE FEED post #124138
    PEAFOWL

    GUINEA FOWL


    TURKEY

    Ratite Production: Ostrich, Emu and Rhea
     
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    FEEDING, WATER & SUPPLEMENTS
    Toxic foods for Fowl post #118072

    Horizontal nipple waterers WARNING post #27152

    COOL CHICK nipple WATERERS!! LOVE THESE post #6792

    Cut Milk jug Bottoms OUT, place over Waterers & Feeders to keep Birds off post #68604

    How to Prevent Chicks from Getting Coccidiosis post #4779

    DIY Reduced Waste Feeders post #47418

    Heated water suggestion coop post #15802

    Sterilite 2-quart pitcher horizontal poultry nipples post #39218

    Discussion of what everyone uses for FEED AND WATER dishes begins here post #7510

    Ur's Deicer post #30689
    Farm Innovators de-icer... post #23901

    HEATED WATERER DISCUSSIONS Winter weather! post #28163

    Duck heated water by Phil post #28277
    Bucket Feeder w/ PVC heads post #6330
    PVS homemade feeders! post #18066 post #18081

    Tips and tricks for keeping them off the feeders and ways of saving feed! post #28281

    FOR ANYONE CONTEMPLATING BUILDING A PVC TUBE GRAVITY FEEDER post #47822

    Whites PVC feeder post #25370

    Joeys PVC feeder post #27808

    What's a safe way to get rid of bees congregating around my tube feeder post #11767

    Chick Pro and Pre Biotic vit cheap! I swear by them! 1st & 2 wks then ACV see post #1409

    Bargain vitamins and electrolytes from Jeffers post #18098

    Peanuts Make Chickens Lay Bigger Eggs post #39347
    HOMEMADE MOLT LOAF post #1894

    Feather Loss in Chickens CLICK HERE and HERE
    ADDING other pet foods to feed start at post #2032

    Acorns as Chicken Feed, Revisited http://livingthefrugallife.blogspot.com/2010/10/acorns-as-chicken-feed-revisited.html

    Making your own Chicken feed post #33814
    Scratch Grains – The Ultimate Winter Chicken Treat click HERE

    Discussion on feeding Alfalfa and Hay see post #2114 post #2130
    Bargain vitamins and electrolytes from Jeffers post #18098

    Chick and Chicken Vitamins HAVE SOME ON HAND post #61039

    PROTEIN / FEED Calculator ~feed to mix together to obtain a specific protein percentage.CLICK HERE: Pearson's Square

    Calcium can also inhibit absorption of other minerals so supplemental calcium should be separate post #40507

    S5apiotrowskis homemade 5 gal food saver feeder post #52385

    Organic Chick Starter Feed Recipe & Fermented Feed (FF) CLICK HERE

    CHICKEN FEED:Feed Recipes, Rations, Formulas ~Modern and Traditional http://www.lionsgrip.com/recipes.html

    Homemade Non-GMO and Organic Chicken Feed Mix https://gnowfglins.com/2013/11/11/homemade-non-gmo-and-organic-chicken-feed-mix/

    Chicken Treat Chart http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

    World’s Longest List of Slug Remedies post #3949

    Why aren't my hens laying? post #147963

    Nutrition PDF post #151197

    Bucket waterer post #149111

    Feeders PVC post #12173

    auto waterer post #12174

    FREE DIY chick feeder, disposable post #13772


    FLOCK INTEGRATION

    Flock Integration Series http://blog.mcmurrayhatchery.com/tags/flock-integration-series/

    Integrating Pullets into the Chicken Flock http://www.betterhensandgardens.com/integrating-young-pullets/

    DEALING with bully chickens and chicks click here and see post #2 post #22

    Partial Comb and Wattle Removal in chicks post #36708

    REMOVING SPURS VIDEO EASY post #96862

    Caponize your roosters How to caponize a rooster Warning Graphic pics & post #39979

    NO CROW COLLARS

    Mediterranean roos being good against hawks? What breed? post #51121

    Caponize your roosters How to caponize a rooster Warning Graphic pics & post #39979 VIDEO post #54418


    SPREADSHEETS, APPS & DOWNLOADS

    FIVE Apps To Make You A Better Chicken Keeper ARTICLE CLICK HERE

    FREE Homesteading, Farm & Animal Recording Keeping Forms https://homesteadapps.com/app/free/forms/

    Monthly Poultry Record Sheet Form record daily feed rations, bedding, eggs, and other information for poultry

    Spreadsheets/online places
    http://www.eggzy.net/

    http://homesteadapps.com/app/

    https://2013.spaceappschallenge.org/challenge/backyard-poultry-farmer/

    https://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/free-download-egg-spreadsheet/

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Egg-Calendar/

    CELL APPS
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rmcore.Eggspense

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flockplenty-chicken-egg-tracker/id1017524534?mt=8

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/count-your-eggs/id957518668?mt=8

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/count-your-eggs/id957518668?mt=8


    COOPS & ACCESSORIES

    BYC Map of potential chicken sitters CLICK HERE to read thread and CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP

    How many square feet do I need per chicken? CLICK HERE

    Accessories for Your Chicken Coop Click HERE

    ROOSTING issues talk of nest boxes need to be lower! see starting post #939

    Auto Coop DOOR DIYS http://ploughandstarsproject.com/lazy-chicken-farmer-101/

    ROOSTING issues talk of nest boxes need to be lower! see starting post #939

    Coop Nest Boxes, Ramps, Doors ETC IDEAS! post #59272

    Automatic coop door http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/automatic-coop-door
    Installing Tposts with a Tpost Driver video post #59445
    WhiteWash Coop and Recipe for it! post #292

    Chaos18 Coop post #76177

    Laurel Meadows Coop post #76681

    Figure out ROOF PITCH post #38922

    Joeys /Urs Coop post #38939

    Fire Shipping Crates post #48553

    My pallet coops / Shed conversion post #15959

    Steel Roofing and Siding Information & Installation Guide metalroof.pdf 431k .pdf file

    Joey Breeder Pens post #48041 post #51491 post #54274 post #57776

    Chickencanoe: Predator guards post #54824 SITE LINK click HERE

    PALLET DUCK HOUSES post #16063

    Kristins Coop post #49071

    PALLET DUCK HOUSES post #16063

    Fire Ant Farms Coops post #46144

    Link to HERBS From hippiestink for nest boxes http://fresheggsdaily.com/2012/07/benefits-of-herbs.html
    INFO on What colors to Distract Chicks from Pecking and help laying in nest boxes SEE post #932

    BYC COOPS! http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    Mephins Net Co Cheaper supply sun shades and nets post #116339

    Bucket Nest Boxes post #46681

    SAFE Heater For The Henhouse click HERE

    Amazing Coops = TREEHOUSES for Chickens! post #28914

    Talk of 14 hour lighting over winter begin post #6726
    Hoop Coop post #34634

    PREVENTION OF FLOOR EGGS commercial but good examples of getting them in nests click HERE

    RATS MICE How to Build a “Stairway to Heaven” click HERE

    Affordable bird netting http://www.raintreenursery.com post #58369 post #58476

    DIY Small animal Traps post #71895

    Putrescent whole egg Solids as repellents post #85932

    What to do if an egg breaks inside a hen? CLICK HERE

    COOL CHICK nipple WATERERS!! LOVE THESE post #6792

    asthma and chickens post #90265

    My Top Twelve Plants to Grow for Chickens all easy too CLICK HERE

    An Herb Garden for Chickens CLICK HERE

    Jclips Rabbit pens / Chicken Pens post #101892

    HAWKS OH MY post #102025

    Lime in Poultry Houses READ IN FULLpost #109933

    NEsting Boxes made out of kitchen cabinets post #115304

    Funny and Recycled Nest Boxes post #115416

    MISTERS for HOT WEATHER post #116279

    Nest boxes post #13773

    PALLET shtuffs post #13695
     
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    CHICKEN HEALTH & MEDS
    Solutions used for poultry post #49689
    ASPIRIN SOLUTION, ASTRINGENT SOLUTION,COPPER SULFATE SOLUTION,
    LAXATIVE SOLUTIONS, NUTRIENT SOLUTIONS,PARASITE (INTERNAL) SOLUTIONS,
    PESTICIDE SOLUTIONS, SANITIZING SOLUTIONS

    Lime in Poultry Houses READ IN FULLpost #109933

    post #145960 acronym meanings & labeled uses of some drugs

    Reference info for diagnosing, meds, etc post #148587



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    Frostbite, Prevention & Treatment
    post #156143



    Washing/Bathing Chickens
    The Chicken Chick®: How and When to Give a Chicken a Bath CLICK HERE

    How to Give a Chicken a Bath - Tilly's Nest

    Chicken Keeping Basics - How To Bathe a Chicken - CLICK HERE YouTube

    SHOW BATHING PREPS CLICK HERE







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    Diseases & Prevention
    How to Send a Bird for a Necropsy post #81844 post #149474

    DIY necropsy http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1...w-host-sally-sunshine/129880_20#post_17335228

    Avian Pathology IMAGES info CLICK HERE

    HANDBOOK OF POULTRY DISEASES http://www.slideshare.net/mahmoudghonim/handbook-of-poultry-diseases-2

    Chicken Diseases and Prevention Tips http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/chicken-disease-prevention-basics.aspx

    Measuring Poultry Condition post #39343

    Mareks and raising turkeys to help prevent it? post #35717

    Mareks vaccine post #2880

    Denagard's (tiamulin) effectiveness on various strains of Mycoplasma http://m.ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/88/11/2353.full#ref-5

    necropsy lab finder post #14628

    Cleanin the coop post #10

    post #15827

    post #15816

    First AID
    Bargain vitamins and electrolytes from Jeffers post #18098

    Brooder/hospital cage: http://www.rainbowparrots.com/brooder.php

    CHICKEN MEDICINE CABINET/ FIRST AID KITS post #20968 begin post #18094 post #29 and CLICK HERE post #20998

    An Herbal Mash for Sick Chickens click HERE

    NATURAL CHICKEN REMEDIES http://hensingtonpalace.blogspot.com/p/chicken-medicine-cabinet.html

    Force Feeding / Gavage / Tube Feeding http://beautyofbirds.com/tubefeeding.html post #5672 http://lafeber.com/vet/tube-feeding-birds/#Contraindications_and_potential_complications

    Hand-feeding Methods & Tools http://beautyofbirds.com/handfeedingmethods.html

    Measuring Poultry Condition post #39343

    How to Provide Emergency and Supportive Care* http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048620/how-to-provide-emergency-and-supportive-care

    *UPDATES http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048620/how-to-provide-emergency-and-supportive-care-updated-1-3-2016

    Step-by-Step Tube Feeding http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1...ube-feeding-guide-pictures-updated-12-28-2015

    Dehydration http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069598/dehydration

    Fluid replacement therapy post #110275 post #110191 post #110182

    First Aid http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069413/first-aid-kit-updated-12-28-2015

    Kathy necropsies http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069296/lame-chicken-exam-necropsy-pictures-added

    HELP My chicken has been scalped! post #28229 post #28239 post #28248 post #28253 post #28260 post #30106

    Slipped tendon (perosis) post #30274 post #21884

    Wry neck?? Silkie Chick duckling post #60013

    Possible NewCastle Disease? 5.25 wk chick post #60002

    HELP My chicken has been scalped! Hawk12 post #72054 Bjs post #72071

    REMOVING SPURS VIDEO EASY post #96862

    post #139753 post #139764 Sinus infection

    Hospital cages post #146974 post #146981

    Broken legs & splinting post #144129 & this pdf

    Avian oral speculum post #33988

    Meds to treat bumblefoot without surgery post #35468

    post #28603 First aid kit




    Poop, Butts, Egg binding, PARASITES, Coccidia, LICE, MITES

    ALL of Kat's poop links CLICK HERE

    Kathys Parasite book, treatments post #30361 http://www.amazon.com/Veterinary-Parasitology-Reference-William-Foreyt/dp/0813824192
    Poo Page - Warning, Pictures CLICK HERE

    All about COCCI Prevention Vaccines TREATMENTS Poo Samples post #70896

    UPDATED AMRPOLIUM AMPROL CORID COCCI MED DOSAGING http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing
    POOP ALL About CHICKEN POOP sometimes it is runny clear a must read! post #51529

    Tapeworm pics n treatment post #85132 post #85136 post #85165 post #85232

    What to do if an egg breaks inside a hen? CLICK HERE

    Poultry Lice Mites ID and treatments http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/search?q=Lice

    PARASITES be on a preventative schedule/treatment see post #18165

    Water Soluble Wormers

    Worms and Worming - Warning, Graphis Pictures

    Oxytetracyline and Tetracycline Powder Doses
    Affordable Valbazen - 60ml bottle for $14.95

    How to Send a Bird for Necropsy

    Avian Vet Search...

    Fenbendazole Wormer including paste equine wormer post #52183

    Wazine worming Click HERE

    Wormoutgel - 20g/L Praziquantel, 20g/L Oxfendazole most worms, including tapes post #55337

    Albon 5% sulfadimethoxine, post #71866

    Fenbendazole Wormer including paste equine wormer post #52183

    Cocci under the microscope post #58455

    External Parasite Identification and Treatment Chart

    Common Lice and Mites of Poultry:post #27130

    Controlling Mites in Your Poultry Flock click HERE

    Scaly leg mite discussion begins... and for some time post #25649 post #26110

    Scaly leg mites kerosene and linseed oil post #58353

    Citronella in my nest boxes. Not a single red mite issue post #37730

    To worm or not to worm post #29066 begins here post #26093 post #26098

    BIRTH DEFECTS CONVERSATION AND INFO ON WORMERS!! post #25707 post #25706

    VERMOX Mebendazole , which is a wide dewormer post #26033 post #26038

    Valbazen Wormer post #34459

    Corid .post #26102

    DE diatomaceous earth discussion starts here post #26058 post #26094

    LONG discussion of IVERMECTIN DOSAGE! post #26228 post #26002 post #25671 post #25998 post #26001 post #26007 post #26010 post #26015 post #26018 post #26024 post #26025 TO post #26027 post #26236 PASTE IVERMECTIN post #26168 post #26181 post #26189 post #26228

    Heart guard for dogs is Ivermectin & Pyrantel pamoate READ BEFORE USE post #26278

    Egg binding http://beautyofbirds.com/eggbinding.html

    HOW TO CHECK FOR A STUCK EGG post #118490

    Vent Gleet "Nasty Chicken Butt" http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/vent-gleet-aka-nasty-chicken-butt

    Swollen CHICKEN BUTT watery balloon it could be a phenomena called Ascites post #25235 post #24807 size draining syringes post #29631
    Salpingitis inflammation of the oviduct CLICK HERE

    Impacted Crop Surgery Video post #45504
    Using the sun to destroy worm eggs http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1...ds-w-host-sally-sunshine/126160#post_17290475
    Fecals for all animal types CLICK HERE
    Stuff on cayenne in feed
    post #144188
    Fenbendazole and molting post #144313
    CHEAP Poultry Dust!! post #154086
    Cocci drugs post #145974
    Does a high protein feed aid the growth of cocci? post #2839
    Worming info thread post #154492
    Lice and link #2 poultry dust post #11058 post #7815
    How to measure a "peas sized" wormer dose 2posts post #13069 post #13070
    How to check for gapeworms post #22898
    Liquid Permethrin spray directly on chickens and in coops INFO and residual effects post #17296
    Big long discussion on microscopes and such post #21450 post #21361
    Mail in poop test for most farm animals post #32429
    Hydrogen peroxide kills bitey things post #17348

    Medicine & RESPIRATORY ILLNESS
    Math and Medications CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO FIGURE THEM OUT!

    Poultry Body Weights average body weights of various exhibition poultry. https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-body-weights

    Or visit Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart for weights of more breeds.

    Slipped tendon (perosis) post #30274 post #21884

    Wry neck?? Silkie Chick duckling post #60013

    Possible NewCastle Disease? 5.25 wk chick post #60002

    How to Send a Bird for Necropsy

    Avian Vet Search...

    Fungal Infections in Poultry https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/chicken-fungal-infections

    Albon 5% sulfadimethoxine, post #71866

    Medicine Chart for Chickens & other Poultry CLICK HERE

    Oxytetracyline and Tetracycline Powder Doses post #154894

    Affordable Valbazen - 60ml bottle for $14.95

    Updated - Corid and Amprol (amprolium) Dosing CLICK HERE and post #115534

    fishmox for chickens? you betcha post #30338

    Amoxicillin/Ampicillin is Birds post #30344

    Baytril for Birds discussions: & Kathys example treatment Baytril is the brand name for Enrofloxacin, post #154894 AND CLICK HERE for BAYTRIL

    Tylan CRD indications and Tylan dosage post #4606 http://www.elanco.us/products-services/poultry/water-soluble-crd-control.aspx

    various drugs will only treat bacteria that are sensitive to that drug post #30389

    Drugs that can be used in Ducks - no prescription needed http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1022278/drugs-that-can-be-used-in-ducks-no-prescription-neede

    Denagard's effectiveness on various strains of Mycoplasma http://m.ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/88/11/2353.full#ref-5

    Meds for use in poultry post #143867 post #144182 post #144607

    Clinical avian medicine post #144159

    Avian Medicine: Principles and Applications post #144168

    Free newsletter avian post #144190

    Home Remedies post #145433

    GLOSSARY OF POULTRY TERMS CLICK HERE


    BREEDS CHICKEN/FOWL INFO
    How to say difficult chicken breed names post #43979

    Conservation priority list, ducks geese all animals CLICK HERE

    Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart - Chart listing characteristics of many breeds, with illustrations of some breed color varieties.

    Chicken Breeds Chart http://www.backyardpoultry.com/wiki/index.php/Chicken_Breeds_Chart

    Woodlot Farms Chicken Breed Chart - Chart of photos & breed characteristics

    BackyardChickens.com Chicken Breeds searchable database designed for choosing chickens to raise.

    ALBC Conservation Priority Breeds - List and images of comparatively rare chicken & waterfowl breeds needing conservation.

    American Poultry Association Recognized Breeds & Varieties - Plain list of most recent APA update

    Wild west seramas page, you can look at their shows, and see pictures and Results of their shows

    Serama what the judge looks for

    Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds

    Breed Selection charts breed selection charts:

    http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/chickenbreedcomparison.pdf

    http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

    What The Heck Is A Vaulted Skull? post #46616 POLISH/SILKIES

    post #123611 Cool read on eggs turning inside the hen before being laid

    Breeder quality vs hatchery post #22041

    GENETICS
    EGG COLOR FEATHERING ETC

    IN-BREEDING TALK AND OTHER TALK begin post #2290

    Study on NNs better meat growth and immune system in heat post #35810

    IDing homozygous NN post #27522

    Marans genetics and eggs info post #155184

    Clan breeding post #2685

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/basic-chicken-color-genetics

    Isa Brown x Cream Legbar post #1647

    Sex-Linked info

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKMaking.html

    Blue Genes? Lavender? Chicken Genetics Made (almost) Simple post #1804 post #1806

    Chicken Quest Gene Info

    Genetics of Chicken Color

    Poultry Genetics for Exhibition Breeders

    FRIZZLE GENE post #146841

    EARS AND EARLOBES http://www.aviculture-europe.nl/nummers/09E03A06.pdf
    Pink, Plum, Purple, and Gray Eggs http://www.communitychickens.com/all-about-egg-color/
    INHERITANCE OF EGG COLOUR IN MARANS http://www.maransofamericaclub.com/uploads/4/0/1/8/40183925/14e05a14.pdf

    Sigrid Van Orts book http://www.chickencolours.com/index.html

    http://kippenjungle.nl/basisEN.htm

    http://articles.extension.org/pages...or-small-and-backyard-flocks:-an-introduction

    Chicken Genetics Made (almost) Simple - Overview of genetics and their effect on coloring.

    Genetics Basics and Chicken Colors - More in-depth explanations of basic genetics and how color patterns are connected.

    Chicken Genes - Lists of genes that affect many characteristics in chickens, with allelic genes grouped together.

    Scratch Cradle links of https://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/gms1-genetics-of-egg-color/

    *NOTE*: Silkie rooster over purebred hens will usually produce sexlinks. Females will have dark skin, and the males will have light skin.

    post #124541 Benny's green egg color genetics eggsplanation

    PROCESSING
    Chickens Commonly Raised for MEAT and Weights at Ages post #54051

    Processing Support Group CLICK HERE

    LINKS VIDEOS HOW-To's http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/processing-day-support-group-summary-of-thread

    ChickenCanoes links post #109391
    Brining 101 Osmosis post #44313

    Chicapees Awesome Homemade plucker Hal post #438

    Processing Support GROUP THREAD filled with HOW TO Click HERE
    Grower Guidelines for Poultry and Fowl Processing Bottom of post post #38384

    Dressed weights are about 75% of live weight post #40670

    HEALTH problems MEAT BIRDS click here

    HOW TO PROCESS FAST

    Caponize your roosters How to caponize a rooster Warning Graphic pics & post #39979 VIDEO post #54418

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1051/leg-health-in-large-broilers/

    Joeys Tabletop Plucker post #101813 post #101822

    Feed bag for cone post #151837

    Cool plucker DIY post #12146

    Chaos' bird holder for processing post #10784

    MISC Fun, other Wacky Discussions and Ideas!
    HA HA HA WHICH WAY to put the TP ROLL on! BEGINS post #41929

    Putrescent whole egg Solids as repellents post #85932

    REMOVING SPURS VIDEO EASY post #96862

    asthma and chickens post #90265

    Warm Hands and Feet post #53261 post #53243 http://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Warmer-Perfect-Outdoor-Activities/dp/B009RIOT0S

    Snow roof removal tool post #54241

    INSPIRATION FOR THE LAZY post #33056

    Adding Fishing rod Holders to vehickels and Best spot in the garage ON THE Door post #43618

    WEIRD discussion about good diviners, or water witches starts about post #1253

    HOW TO BLOW OUT EGGS http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/10/egg-blowing-101-and-how-to-decorate.html

    DUCT tape Little ones mittens on in the winter! post #32234

    Uses for the X-wifes Wedding dress www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends/32200_100#post_16378940

    For all the Tinamou lovers! post #13663

    How to dye a baby chicken http://www.wikihow.com/Dye-a-Baby-Chicken

    How to get a truck out of the mud or wait till it freezes some LOL post #30928

    5 gal bucket ideas http://fivegallonideas.com/

    Xtra emojis post #145388

    National Poultry Census RELEASED post #662

    Milking stands for goats post #6293 post #6281 post #6247

    Solar livestock waterer post #12168

    MOLTING VID post #2

    Goats urinary issues post #34824 Is there really blood in my critter's urine? post #34573

    cool play structure to coop conversion post #12196


    RECIPES, Good EATS and FOODSTUFFS
    PEELING hard boiled FRESH EGGS!! http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=24428

    Recipes that use up those eggs Click HERE

    Canadian Snow taffy post #55173

    Brining 101 Osmosis post #44313

    home made ACV! Organic with the very important "mother "! http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/make-raw-apple-cider-vinegar/

    Pennsylvania Farm Show blue ribbon whoopie pie RECIPE! post #35363

    Adult Brownies post #32618

    Shakshouka post #38125

    Fermenting Peppers http://thehotpepper.com/topic/23146-fermenting-peppers-101/

    Chi Chi's fried ice cream recipe straight from the former manager :) post #17394
    Injara - an Ethiopian bred made from Teff flour post #17418 video recipe post #17433
    Santa Bread post #19056
    Bennys Recipes for Ox tail soup: tongue with mushroom sauce post #30071 images post #30021
    Khachapuri a Georgian pastry, full of cheese and an egg over! Delicious! Recipe: HERE
    Dippy Eggs and Toads in the hole!
    post #31896

    halupkies is stuffed cabbage http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220002/halupki-stuffed-cabbage/

    Benny- Artemisia arborescens we use it in a herb tea,( not 4 use during Pregnancy! ) it helps digestion. post #32148

    most expensive coffee in the world GROSS https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak

    Organic Butternut Squash Soup yummmmsss

    Death By Chocolate Cupcakes post #34316

    Wheat rolls with Spinach paste and Betroth paste! post #41161 post #69976

    Sourdough pancakes post #4372

    Chicken Jerky post #24614

    SOURDOUGH discussion and recipes start post #117664

    Banti's Microwave Brownie Recipe post #63092

    Flat bred recipe: post #66475

    PA foodstuffs post #155206

    Angel food cake post #744

    Philadelphia Snapper Soup!! post #67945

    Monkey Bread with apples post #70003

    Libyan flavored black coffee BENNY! post #74702

    Banana Bread recipe post #5541

    Gummy worms post #5881

    leopard bread post #11234

    3 minute butter post #21762

    Corn chowder and corn casserole post #14151

    campins red beans and rice post #144208

    Trash Can Chickens/Turkeys post #295

    Why You Should Be Eating More Rabbit (Recipes Included)

    http://www.foodrepublic.com/2016/05/17/why-you-should-be-eating-more-rabbit-recipes-included/

    How to butcher a haunch of venison post #145343

    http://www.farmshow.state.pa.us/files/whoopiePie.pdf





    Part 2: Individual updates go here:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-part-2-individual-updates



    Disclaimer: Please note this information is offered as friendly advice only and, whilst I have made every effort to ensure it is accurate, I can not be held responsible if it proves not to be useful in your case! I am not a vet and nor is anyone else that I know of.
     
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