"I was about to write that my hen is still not eating, but she JUST started pecking at some food I offered to her--YAY! I am hoping this is a sign of recovery. Thanks again to everyone for your suggestions and information."
"I did not see any swelling that might indicate a scorpion sting--but it is hard to tell unless it happens on the feet :p If it is the heat, or if that is contributing, then I am hoping the time in the house helps. I just noticed some weird mouth…"
"I looked, but did not see anything that looked abnormal (but, admittedly, I have never looked inside their mouths before). I will observe her more carefully to see if I see a lot of swallowing. Is mostly standing instead of sitting a symptom? I…"
Hello Everyone,I am at a loss right now and am hoping your collective wisdom can help. I have an apparently sick hen. She is about 4-5 years old. In the last 48 hours she has stopped eating. The first day she spent the entire day just sitting on…
"I know how you feel. As much as I may sound casual about the losses, I hate finding the bodies (old or young). I always get excited seeing the new chicks (and ducklings, as I have a variety of birds) and feel very sad when I realize one has…"
"I let my hens hatch their own eggs because I prefer it to brooding them myself. I think the babies are healthier in the long run and they get out in the yard much sooner--mom knows what to do to keep them warm and protected. However, it does come…"
Hello Everyone,I have some three-week old Muscovy ducklings for sale ($10). They are unsexed and from a healthy, genetically diverse flock. Let me know if you are interested. See the attached picture for what they look like (black with some white…
"I free range my birds (ducks, chickens, and turkeys) and the chickens always go back to the coop at night. Well, except this year I had a couple that did not go back, but only because they started laying eggs in a patch of weeds I had been…"
"If you are making your own bouillon or other seasoning mixes, adding ground, dried mushrooms will give the "meaty" umami flavor of a beef broth when you cannot or do not want to use beef broth. I make my own veggie bouillon powder to use as stock…"