Category Archives: problems

Lice Treatment

A few weeks ago, my hen Crooked Toe went broody and then my Orpingtons began to molt. Egg production dropped down to one egg a day for about five days, then it stopped altogether. This last Friday it occurred to … Continue reading

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Predator Alert

Late last week I heard about a chicken owner, two blocks away, who lost an 11 week old chick to an unknown predator. My thoughts were hawk or, less likely, dog. Not a possum, raccoon, or weasel as the rest … Continue reading

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Losing Hens is Hard

A few weeks ago my hen, Yellow Foot, got on the nest late in the afternoon and then spent the night there.  This was unusual behavior, but I was only mildly curious as to why she spent the night on … Continue reading

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