Where Can I ask for Help with a Sick Bird?

I am afraid that my bird is sick. Where should I go for help and what kind of information should I provide? There are a few ways you can get help. One is to contact your local small animal Vet, but a Vet who specializes in Avian medicine is...

General Care for Backyard Chickens and Ducks

In order to avoid the need for an avian pathologist, a fancier must practice good, common sense GENERAL CARE including good nutrition. In this article I will explain the basics about how to take care of backyard chickens and ducks. Do you realize that a chicken is designed to...

Treating Wounds and Injury in Backyard Chickens

Quite often, I will receive a call or an email from someone who is frantic over the devastating injury caused to their poultry pet, usually by a predator. When the bird is beyond hope and is suffering, then I recommend the humane thing, and that is to put the...

First Aid Kit for Backyard Chickens and Ducks

I bet that’s what you’d love to call 911 every time one of your feathered friends has an illness or injury – come on, admit it! I can just see it now – the tiny little stretchers, the toy-sized ambulance that screams off down the road rushing your little...