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Coping with the Bird Flu Prevention Measures

2017-04-05T19:11:43+00:00

DEFRA has told Poultry owners in the UK to keep their chickens and other poultry away from wild birds to help prevent the spread of Avian Influenza (bird flu). What started out as a 30

Coping with the Bird Flu Prevention Measures 2017-04-05T19:11:43+00:00

Funny (not funny) Neck Twisting Disorder

2017-04-05T19:11:43+00:00

Ken : I have been an enthusiastic reader of your newsletter for more years than we both would like to admit to probably and thanks so much for what you do! I recently had the

Funny (not funny) Neck Twisting Disorder 2017-04-05T19:11:43+00:00

Still Not Laying

2017-04-17T13:02:08+00:00

Elaine : When I lost my sweet hen in a terrible heat wave last year (she went into the egg box without my knowing and died in there of heat), I got a 8-week old

Still Not Laying 2017-04-17T13:02:08+00:00

Hen with possible Ascites / Water Belly

2017-04-18T15:08:16+00:00

Betty : Good Morning. I do have an issue.  I believe I may have an eggbound hen.  She is standing with her legs in an awkward position and she doesn't look good at all. I

Hen with possible Ascites / Water Belly 2017-04-18T15:08:16+00:00

M62 lorry crash involving 6800 chickens

2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Below is part of Emma Billington's eye witness account of the recent M62 lorry crash involving 6800 chickens on their way to slaughter. As you might imagine, due to the nature of the incident

M62 lorry crash involving 6800 chickens 2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Bandy Legged Chicken

2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Sarah : My 7 month old Australorp chicken has become very badly bandy-legged. She can move but sits after a few steps, she is still laying beautiful eggs. I paid $65 for a

Bandy Legged Chicken 2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Telling the sex of chickens

2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Mart : Just want to share what I heard from two different sources on telling the sex of chickens. The picking a chick up by the scruff of its neck between two fingers was

Telling the sex of chickens 2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Baby Chick Photos

2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Barbara : I'm sending a couple of pictures of my baby chicks, one rainbow, which I think might be a Silver Laced Wyandotte or Plymouth Rock Bar. Two Americaunas, one brown and one gray.

Baby Chick Photos 2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Scissor Beak in Chickens

2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Sherry : For Rebecca and dealing with Scissor beak. We have a 2 year old buff orp (Buttercup) with a crossed beak. I don't think it is quite as bad as yours, but I

Scissor Beak in Chickens 2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Keeping Americaunas

2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Jacqueline : Hi, I read with interest the statement that Americaunas only lay eggs for one year. I have raised Americaunas for 8 years and they turned out to be the best layers in

Keeping Americaunas 2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00