5 Resources for Healthy Chickens

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The Lost Twin

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:

Common Illnesses

10 Tips for Healthy Chickens

5 Tips for a Cleaner Coop

What’s the Scoop on Poop?

Chicken Diseases and Treatment

Do you raise chickens? How do you know you are keeping them safe, happy, and healthy?

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2 Responses to 5 Resources for Healthy Chickens

  1. Kassie. McManus says:

    I am sad for you. I certainly hope that you can keep the rest healthy.

    • brookeO says:

      It was very sad, but on a positive note, all the other chickens are happy and healthy. They’re all loving the chicken coop Peter has started building!

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