Dust Bathing — A Hen’s Day in the Sun

As we’re adding an addition onto our current chicken coop to accommodate a handful of new Icelandic chicks, I’ve had some extra time in the chicken area lately. I have not mentioned it before — chickens are AWESOME! I love being around them, watching them, listening to them. Such wonderfully social creatures. Not to mention, they tend…

Hawk Attack — Chicken First Aid

I came home last Monday to find our tiny Sultan hen, “Shorty”, wedged in a bloody heap between some stones in the coop area. A red-tailed hawk attack, in all likelihood. Despite the fact that I struggle with a not-so-mild touch of vasovagal syncope, I was able to get Shorty inside (still alive) and flush…