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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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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Steady on lads …. just like a chicken head

Smarter Every Day – I haven’t seen all this guy’s videos so I can’t vouch for them all, but I have to say, I like how he approaches the science of everyday things and does these wacky experiments to create … Continue reading

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The egg-laying process

This is the cranky look you get when you disturb Business Chicken in the middle of laying one of her blue eggs. Jason said he caught her sitting on Bossy Chicken’s head the other night as they were all nestling … Continue reading

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