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Did you catch the foreshadowing in my last post? Rose had been renamed, Suzy. If you are at all familiar with the Community Chickens podcast then you know that, to us, Suzy may be a cursed name! I should have known better. I should have seen the signs. Two days before it really hit me that […]Read more »
When it comes to chicken keeping injuries and illnesses are par for the course. Keeping a chicken first aid kit is extremely important, knowing what supplies you need even more so. I like to have a separate small tackle box or tool chest for each type of animal. What’s in my chicken kit? Let’s go […]Read more »
Brrr! It’s cold outside. Not just cold, but freezing cold temperatures and brutal wind chills! I like to think that I am deliberate in tending to our flock of chickens this time of year, but it still happened! Yep, one of our chickens got frostbite on her comb. See those black spots on the comb? […]Read more »
Before we get to the recipe for homemade electrolytes for chickens, lets talk about what it is and when it should be given. What is an electrolyte drink For humans, it is a drink that re-hydrates and replaces sodium, potassium, and other minerals that the body loses. These minerals are lost when we have sweated […]Read more »
I am a huge fan of Essential Oils to help ease common ailments without having to submit to using man made pharmaceuticals or antibiotics. Oils can pack a big punch in a very small package. Best of all? They are natural! But, can you use them with your feathered flock? In short, yes. A […]Read more »
Since much of the country is experiencing the inevitable cold and freezing temps of winter, I thought I would share with our readers an experience I had a couple of years ago when Henrietta, my Buff Orpington, lost a few tips of her comb due to a case of frostbite. 2011 – 2012 had been […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! Laying hens need calcium to lay and have strong shells. A healthy diet and a separate container with a calcium source are very important to offer your girls. If your laying hens do not get enough calcium, their bodies will pull calcium from their […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell of Iron Oak Farm One of my readers from the Iron Oak Farm blog recently e-mailed me with a question. She was wondering if chickens should be locked up during rain storms because she heard that they can drown simply by looking up into falling rain. The issue of rain and farming […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest Just like it is important to make sure that we are getting all of our dietary needs on a regular basis, it is the same with chickens. Did you know that there are a variety of supplements that you can use in your chicken’s diet to help promote their […]Read more »