- Jun 28, 2011
Pic by sumi
By request I'm starting a topic of the week discussion this week for "special needs" chickens.. The flock members with crooked beaks, foot and/or leg issues, the stunted chicks, the blind chickens. The birds that some chicken keepers want to give a chance at living regardless and the ups and downs and how to's of taking care of them.
I know that many chicken owners feel that birds that are in any way physically challenged should be humanely euthanised, while others feel they should live, provided they can have some quality of life. The purpose of this discussion is for the chicken keepers that fall into the latter category. So let's keep this thread and discussion positive and educational, please.
To get the discussion going, tell me about your special needs birds and how you take care of them and how you provide and work around the basics such as housing and feeding them. I'll share my own story in the thread.