Category / Health Issues

April 20, 2011
Hen spurs Did you know that hens can develop spurs?  I had no idea. I was under the impression that only roosters develop spurs to use as a weapon against potential threats.  I guess I was wrong. Hens can get them too!Read moreHenny Spurs

CONTINUE READING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
March 16, 2011
Poor baby, my little egg number 8, the Lavender Silkie, has a splayed leg.  The right leg is not working properly.  Since the baby was born, the leg was floppy.  Today, it is two days old and the leg is jutting out to the side.  I discovered that sometimes, trauma or hatching can injure the legs.  I needed to create…

CONTINUE READING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
January 16, 2011
So, yesterday morning and today, Oyster Cracker drank water like crazy!  Then she walked over and vomited what appeared to be water.  Other than that, she appears to be totally normal.  She is eating, drinking and pooping normally.   Her crop is normal and she doesn’t have any foul smells coming from her. Her tail is up. …

CONTINUE READING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
January 14, 2011
Well it has been seven month since we started raising chickens.  I thought that I would share a few tips that I have learned along the way since raising chickens.  They might make a difference in how you do things too. 1.  Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 gallon of water that they…

CONTINUE READING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
November 8, 2010
THE FIRST SIX WEEKS I think that you will be utterly amazed at the pace in which these adorable little chickens grow! Don’t blink because you will miss it! Take the time to enjoy them.  They should start to develop a pecking order. Every flock has one.  By watching your flock, you will be able to determine things such as; Who…

CONTINUE READING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
November 4, 2010
THE ART OF CHICKEN HOMEMAKING/ CREATING A BROODER As the arrival of your chicks quickly approaches, you will need to create a brooder.  This will be their home for about the next 6 weeks.  For their first week of life, the chicks will need the brooder temperature to be about 95 degrees F.  This is maintained by your…

CONTINUE READING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
November 2, 2010
A nice clean coop, hopefully mite free Well apparently I did!  I cleaned out the coop yesterday.  While scraping out the nooks and crannies, I saw two areas of red mites, about 20 in each spot.  It took me a little while to recognize what they were.  They were so tiny and microscopic.  I could only tell they…

CONTINUE READING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
October 27, 2010
GOING SHOPPING Preparing for the arrival of the chicks was so exciting!  It was almost like Christmas.  We counted down and with each passing day, our anticipation rose!   In our household, it was a family affair.  I ordered the chicks in February for a June delivery date.  Why did I wait so long?  Well, I had…

CONTINUE READING

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

About me

Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.