Well, today has been a rather defeating day. I've posted about them before but we brought 3 rescue hens home in October to discover they had mites. Treated with poultry dust (they are separate from my flock) and all seemed to be going well. I check my flock weekly and all seemed good. Fast forward today, two of my original four have mites. Everyone is being treated with Elector PSP, coops being cleaned out and hosed down. All going okay there. Thyme, my prettiest pullet, is a mess. Her... Sad butthttp://dlvr.it/RqZsVm
What would you recommend putting in this heated pet bowl? It's big, but too small for a 5 gallon bucket. Our metal waterer won't fit either. I want to keep debris out and maybe store more water somehow. Any suggests and pictures would be great! Thanks.http://dlvr.it/Rqbks5
Hi! First time here, but I have been using this website for frequent information this year for raising my chickens . How did I get started?This Spring my husband went to our local feed store for dog food (we have to have a higher protein for our boxer) and he came home with a Happy Meal box and said, " Here! I got you some chicken nuggets." I just looked at him completely bewildered since I don't eat chicken nuggets. My cat started going bexerk and the box began to move and make... Silkie Heaven....I hope!http://dlvr.it/Rqc79S
I'm looking to start mixing my own feed. I have a small flock of 4 ducks & 1 Drake. They are still in prime egg laying age & ideally this is why I have them. Right now it is winter & they are not laying but obviously come spring I'll up their calcium. Just wondering for those who mix what are you mixing & why?http://dlvr.it/RqfLNN
Infectious bursal disease is a highly contagious disease most often seen in young chickens and turkeys caused by the infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV).
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, a leading provider of medicine for pets, horses and livestock, announced today the appointment of Randolph Legg as its U.S. president.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is spreading rapidly in the southwest of France, prompting new disease control measures to be introduced.
Woody breast is a breast meat myopathy that affects the rigidity, texture and mouth feel of broiler meat. The breast meat may also be a pale color and soft in consistency.
One of our hens went missing yesterday while free ranging in our yard. We found a trail of feathers leading into the woods, so we are assuming it was taken away by a predator . This is very sad, but not very surprising as we live in a heavily wooded area. Now we have our hens locked in their run, with a game camera set up in hopes we can spot what took our missing hen. Even if we do figure out what the predator is though, we do not own guns so we really have no way of getting rid of it... Sneak Attackhttp://dlvr.it/RqVxPk
Hello, I am new to the chicken world. I have 6 chickens, 20 weeks old. 3 amberlinks and 3 olive eggers. I have enjoyed raising these lovely little ladies. My other hobbies are painting, crocheting, and anything crafty. My family includes my husband, my elderly father, and our amazing cat Ed.http://dlvr.it/RqWpzk
We have 2 Light Brahma chicks that will be 10 weeks old tomorrow. For the last couple of weeks we've been referring to one of them as "he" because "he's" noticeably more red in the face than the other one. I bought these chicks from a local hatchery when they were about 4 weeks old. They were straight run, but I tried to pick out the most fully feathered, longest wings/tails I could find. I read that Brahma pullets feathered faster, so we avoided anybody who looked to have a scraggly, puffy... 10 week Light Brahma - pullet or roo? (Pic heavy)http://dlvr.it/RqXDT0
First time chicken mom here! My I got my chicks three days ago, there are six total. I have no clue what breeds they are because they were sold to me as a Barnyard Mix. Right now they're one to two weeks old. I welcome guesses on breed and gender as they grow, so keep the predictions coming! My plan is to use this post to document the journey and see what they grow into!http://dlvr.it/RqZTHc
CornishX had its throat ripped out, head outside the fence, body inside - daylight attack. I lost a laying CornishX today, age 7 months, weight about 9#. late morning. I live in a remote area of the FL Panhandle and have a number of undeveloped acres (oaks, pines, hickory, muscadine grapes, etc). We had some strong winds last night and this AM, one of the grape vines was blown into my recently installed electric fence and shorted it out. That allowed whatever to cross the field behind my... No Sighting. [No Pictures] Daytime Predator - FL Panhandle. Help pls?http://dlvr.it/RqQc00
How I wish I could post my Live Photo's on here & they actually be live!!! I have another post questioning this little guys crop. A very helpful member gave some great advice & made me feel little more relaxed about it. But I keep getting this same, nagging feeling in my gut that something isn't right. Chicks will eat & eat & eat, & will end up with HUGE crops. But...this little guys crop just doesn't look right to me! It's large, mushy, & it dangles when full. I feel like it hangs too low... Is this pendulous crop?http://dlvr.it/RqR0f3
Yesterday I ran some errands and left the girls out, like I have most days for the 3 years we have had them. Well, today at 2:39 a coyote jumped our wall and grabbed one of our ladies. Most of our walls are 9 or 10 feet tall and I had just neglected to notice that there was one section that was closer to 7 ft. I have the culprit on camera, and can see the corner that it went to to jump back over, when I went to check height I can get about 3 inches of fingers past the wall, and I am only... Coyote snatched a chicken yesterdayhttp://dlvr.it/RqRtHD
We have a flock of 13 hens and 4 roosters. Today when I went to check on them there was a hen missing. No sign of a struggle no blood or feathers none of the others are injured. They are free range. This was in broad daylight between 9am and 2pm. She just disappeared...http://dlvr.it/RqSHTl
From Our customer Ella M Hey, I hope you're doing well! Here's an update on the chick we adopted from you. Her name is Cocoa Bean and she is one of the friendliest chickens I've met! I love her so much and I think she likes us already! ❤️
Staphylococcus in poultry is caused by gram-positive coccoid bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus, most commonly a strain called S. aureus.
Grace just went through sickness (Diarrhea weight loss not moving around much about two months ago) has not laid an egg in a couple months. I doctored her up on my own. Then she went through a molt. now she is doing great still has not laid but now I see this bump near her eye. Any ideas? She just started trying to lay today and is doing the squat when I am near her.http://dlvr.it/RqLmRX
Grace just went through sickness (Diarrhea weight loss not moving around much about two months ago) has not laid an egg in a couple months. I doctored her up on my own. Then she went through a molt. now she is doing great still has not laid but now I see this bump near her eye. Any ideas? She just started trying to lay today and is doing the squat when I am near her.http://dlvr.it/RqM7jM
After more than a year with our small flock on our property with no hawk issues, we had one of our big white sussex hens taken down by a hawk in our fenced garden five days ago. Then our neighbour lost a hen today, presumably to the same predator, and another neighbour fended off an attack today and snapped a photo. I think we're dealing with a goshawk. We let our chickens range in our fenced orchard (summer) and garden (winter) and given incredibly large, wet, heavy snow loads from Nov to... Goshawk Protection?http://dlvr.it/RqMzjx
Apparently I am a Disney Princess (i.e. the animals flock to me) and I wanted to share that with yall.http://dlvr.it/RqNNMT
This si a video contest! You have to post videos, and if you can't do the youtube thing, you can start a convo with me, and show me the video there. I have had problem in the pas through, were the video just turned black with a / through the play button, so if you do it through convo, I can't guarantee that it will play. Crossing my fingers! Now, the video can be funny, cute, or really anything that makes you smile/laugh! I have a poultry category, and an other animals category! Other... Don't be shy! Enter now in this farm animal video comp!http://dlvr.it/RqHchH
Hey everyone! I am very excited about the second agility comp poultry show! The basics are, you have to take your bird, chicken, duck, turkey, etc. And take them through a homemade obstacle course! You must take a video of them going through the corse, you can post the video on a conversation with me if you don't have a youtube account, but if you have another way to post it here I would prefer that so others can see your video! If you do do a video through PM, add a pic of your bid here... The second annual poultry agility course competition! Win a PRIZE! Enter now!http://dlvr.it/RqJGMg
My 4 chickens (2.5yo) are molting for the 2nd time and it seems to be much harder on them this year and taking a lot longer (we're on month 2+) About a month ago started picking on the Buff Orpington hen, and now she can almost not be out in the run with the other 3 or the Barred Rock pecks at her. I've had to start feeding her inside the coop separately. It's about to get consistently cold, so they will be in coop more and I'm worried that their molt isn't done AND they are picking on... Molt and Bullyinghttp://dlvr.it/RqJccV