Day Care

I'm running a chicken day care. On April 1 of this year, I had four chickens. Three happily laying hens and one feisty roo. Today I have 17 - yep 17 chickens. That feisty roo remains - and he is feistier than ever, just ask my Mom whom he attacked the other day. But I do …

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My First Year with Chickens – Pasty Butt

You can't read about caring for chicks without coming across a malady called pasty butt. It is every bit as joyous as it sounds. When droppings get stuck and build up on the baby chick's down surrounding the vent and create a blockage, which can become fatal, this is called pasty butt. And this was one …

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