Ascetis, also called Water Belly, is a common problem with fast growing meat chickens, and also in older laying hens. It is not a disease, so it is not contagious to the rest of your flock. It is a symptom of a deeper problem, and unfortunately is eventually fatal. A hen with water belly will […]
Assemble a first aid kit for your chickens now so you will be prepared during an emergency!
What is the hardest part of farming? This farming life can be so hard and so amazing all at once. How can one week in life suddenly claim some beloved farm critters, find healing for others and see 10 new lives enter into the world. So, it’s not the hard work, or the heat, or […]
Worried about all the chicken illnesses going around? Just use these 8 easy to follow rules for keeping your flock of chickens disease free!
We recently lost our beautiful Saphira, a Jersey Giant. This girl was one of my first farm babies. She landed the title, Queen of the Flock due to her chatty personality and ability to stand tall next to our two roosters. It was a very hard, unexpected loss for our family. Read her story to […]
I am often asked by readers and local chicken keepers if chickens get colds. That is a great question and one I found myself wondering when I first began keeping chickens. I introduced you to my avian Veterinarian friend briefly in my book, Chicken Hot Topics: Controversial Husbandry Practices, but today I’d like to give […]