Category / Health Issues

July 8, 2011
One of my favorite things about my chickens is their fluffy butts!  My husband always chuckles when I say this, but I truly do love to watch as their heads are down on the ground discovering tasty treasures while their tail and fluffy butts reach for the sky.  Sometimes, though, not all fluffy butts are beautiful. …

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June 30, 2011
Well, hello there arugula, don’t mind if I do…                                    ~Dolly There once was a chicken with mites.It gave the poor owner a fright.For when she looked there,Beneath chicken hairShe saw them there in broad daylight.~ Tilly’s Nest  Yes, indeed broody Dolly has them.  This is probably because she is broody and has not been…

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June 14, 2011
My husband was out with the chickens this morning with our daughter and came inside the house, where I was making beds, to let me know that Dottie Speckles is eating chicken poop.  He went on to tell me that it was a big wet nasty fresh poop!  I know that dogs eat poop.  I know…

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June 7, 2011
    Summer is almost upon us.  My daughter and I today took a trip to the local garden center to purchase more herbs for our herb garden and our chickens.  This year, we have decided to place the herb garden in the mulched beds around and near the chicken coop. We thought it was…

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May 27, 2011
Poor Sunshine!  I came home today and realized that she not only had a bloody beak but she also had a bloody comb.  I was not entirely sure what happened but I found her sitting alone inside the coop on the roost.  I scooped her up for a closer examination, wrapping her in a towel…

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May 22, 2011
Wet weather and dirty water can make it rear its’ ugly head.  With all the rain we have been having, I want to make sure that all of our fellow chicken keepers are diligent out there to prevent it and other types of nasty illnesses that can harm their own feathered families. So what exactly is it and…

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May 13, 2011
Sometimes things just happen and you have no idea how or why.  Yesterday, before the girls settled in for the night, I went out and visited them.  I happened to notice that Sunshine’s beak was blemished.  It had a red streak running horizontally across the middle of the beak.  In the center, appeared to be…

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May 2, 2011
I checked my chickens over for mites this past weekend.  Mites are nasty little things, almost microscopic to the eye, that can take both mental and physical tolls on your chickens.  As the weather warms, these tiny little invaders will take every chance they can to steal a meal from your chickens. When I first…

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April 21, 2011
Oyster Cracker, Sunshine and Dolly enjoy their yogurt. The girls love yogurt!  It had been a little while since they had some and they were so happy when I arrived with two bowls filled with plain organic yogurt.  As I called out to them to announce my arrival, they knew.  They saw this time that…

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