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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My First Year with Chickens – part 1

Hard to believe my chickens are closing in on their first birthday in early March, which coincides quite nicely with mine. I have another batch of chicks on order and slated for an early April arrival, so for the next few weeks I’m going to take a look back at my first year with the …

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