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Ugh, avian flu in Hong Kong

This story by the Washington PostĀ makes me grim (and also makes me wonder if the Hong Kong market was the bird market I visited while there earlier in the fall ) . šŸ˜¦ I of course have a more fanciful … Continue reading

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Chickens go to the butt doctor, part 3

Ok when we last left our avian heroines, they had passed the weight test at the vet.Ā  But it was time for a closer look. Here is Dr. Tracy Bennett with the help of an able assistant, shining a bright … Continue reading

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Chickens go to the butt doctor, part 2

Ok, so when we last left our photo essay, Jason had taken all three chickens in the dog carrier (we have never owned a dog by the way- perhaps more apt to call it a chicken carrier) to the vet, … Continue reading

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Chickens go to the butt doctor, part 1

I think you may remember that in a prior post, I was concerned about some balding/feather-free spots on Shy Chicken, and especially what seemed like a recurrence of Butt Disease or at least a worrying pecking order agressiveness possibly making … Continue reading

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Pecking order theory

Shy Chicken is essentially the lowest on the chicken pecking order in our group of chickens. She is the smallest and easiest to bully by Bossy Chicken, and when she had the awful blowout, they didn’t really hold back. Now … Continue reading

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Chicken Diseases: Shy Chicken’s case of “Blowout”

I know, I know – everytime I see ads for Brazilian Blowouts it seems naughty to me too and I don’t want to ask. ButĀ if you are going to have chickens at home, you need to think about some of … Continue reading

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