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University of Illinois Extension Incubation and Embryology
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Trimming Silkie Chicken Crest For Better Vision - YouTube

Trimming around a silkies eyes to improve sight!

Video got cut short... but this is how I trim a silkies crest around their eyes to help them see.

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Rolling Meadows crafts backyard chicken regulations ahead of possible approval Rolling Meadows aldermen continue to refine rules and regulations to possibly allow chickens in backyards, while residents on both sides continue to debate if the egg-laying hens should be permitted at all.
Molting. What is it and How to Help Chickens Get Through It Molting is the natural shedding of old feathers and growth of new ones. Chickens molt in a predictable order beginning at the head and neck, proceeding down the back, breast, wings and tail. While molting occurs at fairly regular intervals for each chicken, it can occur at any time due to lack of water, food or sudden change in normal lighting conditions.
Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens - Backyard Poultry The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no cause for concern. Molting chickens generally stop laying partway through the molt, since growing in new feathers requires loads of energy and nutrients.
Parasite Prevention: Reducing Risk | Community Chickens Poultry parasites can cause harm to individual birds, or the whole flock. Elizabeth Mack identifies some common parasites to watch for and what to do about them. For small flock chicken owners, nothing raises more alarm than finding out that one of your chickens has parasites.
Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to our home until I acquired my flock of backyard chickens. We saw them frequently leaving the woods and trotting across the yards of our neighborhood.
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