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Diagnosing illness in your flock helps keep them healthy and you calm. [Publish date] Sept 6, 2021 It’s important to act quickly at the first signs of illness in your flock. Unfortunately, chickens are experts at hiding any signs of sickness to prevent becoming a target of bullying from the rest of the flock. However, […]Read more »
Blogger Michele Cook writes a three-part series on caring for new chickens. This is Part 3: Sick Chicks. Look for Parts 1 & 2: “Housing Chicks” and “Chick Care Basics”. It is inevitable that one or two of your new chicks will get sick. Some issues, like pasty butt, are relatively minor, while others, such […]Read more »
Over the past couple of months, I have been following a situation in the Pacific Northwest. A flock of backyard chickens was diagnosed with Avian Flu. As a backyard chicken keeper, I have always known that this could develop in backyard chickens but it is not very common. So why and how did this […]Read more »
by Heather Nicholson of Scratch Cradle Been there, done that! The biggest poultry pitfalls are also the easiest to avoid. Caused mostly by over-enthusiasm and good intentions, these missteps can cause stress, illness, injury, shortened lifespan, and impaired offspring. Avoid these common pitfalls and enjoy a healthy, happy flock for generations! Raising more chickens than […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest At some point, every chicken keeper will experience a sick member of their flock. Many of us are lucky. We live close to veterinarians who treat chickens, can make them feel better, and cure their ailments. However, there are many folks who are on their own; without access to […]Read more »