- Oct 7, 2008
I recently had the unfortunate experience of losing a young chicken to peritonitis. I understand this is genetic? Does anyone have any advice on finding hens with good genes who will live and lay longer? I have been going to the local feed store for my chicks, but I am hesitant to do so again. I'd rather find farm laid/hatched chicks that come from hens with good histories. Any input?