Our Rhode Island Red hen, Rosalind Franklin (or Rosie, for short), laid her very first egg for us Saturday. Sadly, her little chicken body wasn't quite ready for it, and it caused a prolapse, which is when part of the cloaca protrudes from the hen's vent. It's a very serious condition that can cause death. With Rosie's prolapse showing no signs of getting better, and having reached the end of our knowledge in treating her, we decided to take Rosie in to the vet. Here's how it went and here's what I learned from taking my chicken to the vet…
This is Offbeat Home's archive of chickens posts.
This edition of the Montage also has a horror vignette in the bathroom and a link to how knitters can help nudie chickens in the UK — plus! Bunnies in an ice cream bucket!
You have now decided that you want chickens — but you don't know where to start. Before you make the leap into raising backyard poultry there are some things you need to consider.
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