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by Wendy EN Thomas from Lessons Learned from the Flock It’s the second time I’ve noticed this in a bird in my flock. Somehow, part of a toe seems to be missing. It’s odd because I’ve never seen any of the birds limping, and I certainly haven’t noticed any kind of trauma or injury, and […]Read more »
Just a few days ago, I wrote about our little Silver Sebright, Isabelle, and how she was dying. Isabelle had developed a solid growth on one eye (it looked like a large wart/tumor that was completely shutting her eye.) She went around for a while with the use of one eye and then her other […]Read more »
By Wendy E. N. Thomas We’re heading into the colder months and new-time chicken owners are already starting to have anxiety attacks. “How, oh how will I be able to keep my babies warm?” they fret as they look into expensive heaters and even sweaters knit for chickens. Chickens have always known what to […]Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas from Lessons Learned from the Flock “Mom, I think one of the chickens was killed,” said Addy when I had asked her to let the chickens out of the coop. It certainly was a possibility. We let our chickens free range which means we trust them to go back into the […]Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock We have an odd duck in the flock. This spring we picked up 12 new chicks, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Barred Rocks, 3 New Hampshire Reds, and 3 (what we thought were) Araucanas. One of the Araucanas, however, was lighter than the rest, she had […]Read more »
by Wendy EN Thomas of Lessons Learned from the Flock We are one of those households hit hard by Lyme disease. In fact, 4 of my 6 children have tested positive for the Lyme bacteria and various co-infections. Symptoms range from moderate (stomach aches, headaches, and fatigue) to crippling arthritis and constant pain. Lyme disease […]Read more »