Yesterday was the saddest day on The Ranch.
I came home to find one of the hens had passed away. She was one of “the twins”.
I understand illness happens. I will have to get comfortable with these types of death, but I’m upset because I have allowed for the conditions that made her ill.
Sunday, I noticed she had been behaving strangely. At the time, I didn’t think much of it. In hindsight, I should have.
Last night, I was on a mission to find resources that would help me keep the rest of the flock healthy. I found quite a few good ones, but ran into a problem. The problem being all chicken diseases appear to have the same symptoms online.
Needless to say, I am none-the-wiser this morning. I’m worried about the rest of the flock. This morning, I am on to some sunrise coop cleaning along with some desperate hoping that whatever harmed one of the twins won’t harm the rest of the ladies.
These are just a few of my favorite resources from last night’s research:
Do you raise chickens? How do you know you are keeping them safe, happy, and healthy?