chicken care

  1. Z

    Chicken Salpingectomy:help!

    Hi all! My sweet hen has been having recurring problems with laying eggs and our vet recommended that she get a Salpingectomy(chicken hysterectomy). Unfortunately I don’t have the money($3500) to get this surgery for her right now:( I am posting on here because I wonder if maybe someone has had...
  2. kristeninprogress

    Tips to Make Summer Care Easier?

    I'm currently in the process of getting a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, and I'm starting to have another flare up after a month of relatively easy living. I live in Southeast Georgia (heat index of 100°+ and very high humidity), and I'm constantly getting overheated, which is what I think...
  3. HensSweetHens

    CO laws on poultry care? Animal neglect in a public park, CO.

    Dear Backyard Chicken community! (I do realize it's a longer post, and so I thank you for hanging in there while I give a full account.) I am writing to ask your advice on an issue of animal neglect in a public park here in Colorado. (The coop + chickens belong to the government park/museum)...
  4. HuskerHens18

    Needing to leave, caretaker backed out..

    I've always known that owning animals is responsiblity, going on vacation is nearly impossible. And I've fully accepted that. Unfortunately, my uncle, the only uncle I have left, is dying. He lives down in Lousiana, and me in Nebraska. He's got no one down there with him, he lives alone and in...
  5. C

    Experienced Carpenter to Finish Chicken Coop

    Hello everyone, I am new here and still finding my way around. A kind person suggested that I post in this area. Long story but I hired people to strengthen, insulate and make some modifications to my chicken coop. Paid for materials, relayed what my wishes were, paid for materials and nothing...
  6. How to Train Your Chicken for Showmanship

    How to Train Your Chicken for Showmanship

    Showmanship is a fun way to enjoy your chickens and expand your chicken knowledge. It lets exhibitors show off their chicken handling skills and compete for ribbons and other prizes. Chickens that are not exemplary examples of their breed’s type can compete and win in showmanship. But without...
  7. TonsofBirdsAndaRedhead

    Worried about my Silkie chicks feet

    Today I got 6 beautiful Silkie chicks and they are all very healthy, I did notice though that they several of them had an extra toe on one foot. I do know that silkies have 5 toes normally but some have 6, they walk perfectly fine now, but I just dont want it to become a problem when they are...
  8. E

    Chick medical care

    Hey! I recently tried incubating quails for the first time but it didn’t work. Fortunately, my hen at home had 3 chicks on Saturday! This morning, she had her 4th chick, and the first thing I do when I get back home from school is i check on the chicks. I only counted 3, and i felt very...
  9. M

    I Want to be Ready for Anything!

    I'm new to chickens and I want to be ready for anything and everything! So could someone name a list of any infections, diseases, or sicknesses that chicks and chickens can get? I want to be able to know what's wrong with my chickens if they are sick. Just name anything you know a chicken can...
  10. Pearlmybirb

    How do i clean my chicken?

    At the moment i have 1 hen, and she has dried clumps of "chicken feces" stuck to her bum feathers. Ive tried baths, but it doesnt work with getting it off. Any suggestions with how to clean her?
  11. lilapot

    Hurricane Advice

    Hi, I live in Houston, and Hurricane Harvey is heading our way. We are not evacuating, as we have pets, tenants, etc. I think we will be keeping the chickens in the bathroom, we don't wan't them blown away or anything. Do you have any advice on chickens and hurricanes? Topics such as: where to...
  12. Beginners' Show Tips

    Beginners' Show Tips

    I see it all the time. "I've got a show this weekend, how do I whip my bird into shape?" We have all been there at one point or another. A beginner ready to wash their favorite hen for the first time. The truth of the matter is, it takes a lot more than soap to get a chicken show-ready. To do...
  13. O

    HELP HEN WITH A GASH UNDER WING WHAT SHOULD I DO

    One of my hens has a bad gash about 4 inches long and 3 inches wide at the most. We ordered a hen apron but want to clean out the wound before we put it on. We used blue kote but she is still open and have tried Neosporin and Hydrin peroxide to keep it from being infected. It looks bad and...
  14. J

    New backyard chickens in Tiny Township Ontario Canada

    Hello. I'm looking to getting (building) a chicken coop for 6-10 hens. Open to all advice on which type of hens for best eggs & least amount of noise that are sociable. Also what size of indoor coop & outside run will I need. Best material to use to keep rodents & predators out! Thanks! So...
  15. Emojikitten

    Being away for a while.

    You just told yourself, why not go on a vaycay? You buy some tickets to Hawaii and you get ready to go, but one more thing... your chickens! They can't take care of themselves! In this article, you will learn how to deal with this. Finding care First ask a TRUSTED friend to take care of them...
  16. Lauren Kim

    Cute Names for Specific Chickens

    Hi, BYC community! I have come up with a long list of cute chicken names that are sorted by breeds. Orpingtons - French Toast - Lola - Garlic - Honey Plymouth Rock - Zebra(based on color) - Kwan - Adri(means "rock" in Indian) - Zia Speckled Speckled Sussex - Klaus - Curious - Spot - Apt(quick...
  17. Nanny Deb

    Almost New Chicken owner in NC

    My husband and I just bought a little barn house in the NC mountains. The neighbor has about 10 chickens and 1 rooster who like to spend most of their time in my yard. Crazy as others think I have become fond of these chickens and after the birth of my neighbors twins, their time is none. I am...
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