Tag Archives: chicken health

Geraldine practices egg yoga

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life goes on even when short a chicken

Well, we are still a bit sad about Shy Chicken’s passing but the other two continue to be as clucky and chickeny as ever. Here you see them in “battleship” mode – they find the dirt soothing and scrabble in … Continue reading

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Wintertime chickens and molting

It’s true, felted chickens have no feathers to lose… As I ramble around the Internet looking for good chicken resources and stray factoids, I came upon this one – winter lighting that prevents molting (Robert Palmondon’s chicken newsletter). Other sources … 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.  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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Do chickens dare to eat a peach?

Usually I have the cartoons – lame or effective as is their wont – presented standalone so that they speak for themselves, but I have to add a dose of reality here. Usually our chickens, who will devour popcorn, spinach, cooked carrots, … Continue reading

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