Chicken keeping isn’t always easy, and when chickens fall ill, it’s important to know how to handle treatment and potential end-of-life decisions.
It’s not uncommon for a chicken to become sick, and illness isn’t a major catastrophe—though keepers do need to take a few precautions when a case arises.
Children’s immune systems are bound to get exercised with illness, especially this time of year. Grow herbs to have on hand to treat the symptoms and help them get well.
Spending time with your flock, observing behaviors, and inspecting each chicken for injury and illness are important chores to add to the daily or weekly to-do list. You know your flock and its individual personalities best, which makes spotting problems easy. I keep a close eye on my Silver-Laced Wyandotte, Pauline. She’s my heaviest chicken, […]