Photo credit: Tracy Halladay

Friday, August 9, 2013

Permit Renewal

Well, it is that time of year.  I received a nicely worded letter from Brigham City reminding me that it was time for my annual Chicken permit renewal.

Honestly, I didn't think they would send out letters.  I assumed it was up to the owner to remember.  I was met by a very nice lady who took my $10 and chatted about how nice chickens and ducks can be.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Prolapse #2

Red is suffering from a prolapsed vent again.   I went through the same steps that I talked about in my previous post.  Some days she's better some days worse.  I've bathed her twice now.  The second time she relaxed a lot more.  She was having a hard time pushing out her droppings, but she wasn't plugged.  We got past that hurdle and she seems a bit better.  I am concerned because she was on the nest yesterday and actually laid another egg.  I think she needs time to heal.  I read recently about seperating her from food for a day to break the egg laying...Also, that prolapse can be due to low calcium levels.  I have been more dilligent about filling their oyster shell dish and hopefully that will help.  I found a couple links to articles that may be helpful to others who may have this issue with their hens: