Category / Health Issues

March 17, 2014
Long before I began blogging about the chickens, the gardens, and the bees, my career has been in medicine. Without a doubt, I draw on my experiences in medicine to care for my chickens. Yes, there is a difference between treating chickens and treating humans.  However, many things do not change such as infection causing organisms,…

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March 3, 2014
Chick season is upon us. This is such an exciting time of the year. It can also be one of the saddest too. Unfortunately, sometimes chicks suffer from various vitamin deficiencies that can lead to their demise. Vitamin deficiencies are easy to prevent and if caught quickly, treatable. They are also not contagious, so there…

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December 13, 2013
The other day we needed to move some furniture from the house to the garage. I pinned open the storm door, then my husband and I heard it, a loud thump. A black capped chickadee had flown into the window. My husband scooped it up in his hands. It was laid out flat. It’s toes…

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December 1, 2013
I’ve been wanting to write this post for quite a while now and have spent a good deal of time learning and researching this syndrome. I was first introduced to this syndrome by fellow chicken keeper, Amy of The Spice Girls last year. Amy shared that she enjoyed treating her flock to handfuls of black sunflower seeds…

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September 20, 2013
Photo Credit Death is never easy. It is an unfortunate part of life but part of the bigger circle of our natural existence. I believe that everything enters our lives for a reason. Everything also exits our lives for reasons too, sometimes reasons that we don’t ever understand. It is even hard to understand the…

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August 26, 2013
This clump larger than my hand showed up a few days after heavy rainfall. Backyard chickens love to free-range. They love to scratch in the leaves, sift through grass, explore secret spots under large shrubs and dig holes for dust baths. Unfortunately sometimes, without even realizing it there can be potential dangers hidden in these…

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August 2, 2013
The last few mornings, I have smelled fall in the air.  I know it is coming.  The amount of drones in the beehives are decreasing.  The leaves on the trees are looking tired and the lawn is worn out from summer. September and school are only a month away.  Yet, one of my biggest clues…

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July 12, 2013
Photo Credit: Microscopic view Did you know that like our family dogs and cats even chickens can get fleas?  Summertime is the height of flea season. Chicken fleas are not as common as mites and poultry lice, but they can cause many problems for your flock. Chicken fleas can cause irritation and restlessness. But far…

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July 7, 2013
We pulled these immediately after a walk in the woods from our dog. We learned fast! This year has been a very bad year for ticks on Cape Cod and it seems the rest of the country too.  Spring time’s weather was optimal for their population’s expansion.  We now have three types of confirmed ticks…

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