3 in one morning! My first eggs! | BackYard Chickens
After having had three
extremely ill chickens in urgent need of medical care recently, it has become
painfully apparent to me that finding trained medical professionals who treat
backyard chickens is difficult at best. If and when
we are able to find veterinarian willing to treat
chickens, we consider ourselves lucky. Once past that hurdle, we just hope that
they do the right thing from a treatment perspective, knowing that most vets do
not have any significant formal training in poultry care. A 2013 study published by the
projecting an increase in urban backyard flocks of over 400% in the next 5
years, it is time to discuss our expectations for medical care of our chickens among ourselves and with our veterinarians.
My Backyard This Morning | DJI FORUM
My Silkie rooster is still not well. It's been almost 3 weeks now. He's eating, drinking, crowing, and chasing hens, but he has a cough. He has had two penicillin shots and is currently on the ninth day of Duramycin 10. I don't know what to do at this point. He is, by far, my favorite, very sweet and very protective over the girls. No poultry vets in my area. If anyone has any ideas what I can do to get rid of his "barky" cough, PLEASE help me…
I woke to the sound of rain and I can tell you I wanted to just stay in bed and listen to the rain with my eyes closed, but my day has to start as a caregiver, his needs come first.