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...

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...

How Can I Fix a Chick Leg Injury?

The poultry orthopedic chair has several uses. Some of the first ones that I ever made were for paralyzed chicks and the purpose was to prevent these chicks from damaging their leg bones and joints in their futile struggle to walk. Some of the chicks that sat in the...