A few months ago I was contacted by Jon Kamp, a reporter from the Wall Street Journal who was researching a story loosely related to chickens; in that conversation, I mentioned the problem with finding qualified healthcare providers for backyard chickens, which ultimately resulted in several more interviews on the subject, a visit to my farm and an excellent article, which appeared on the front page of this week's Wall Street Journal! Many thanks to Mr. Kamp for his interest in this subject, which as helped raise awareness of the need for trained medical professionals to care for backyard chickens.
|Two Serama chicks (far left) and three Polish Crested chicks. Big week for them in which they had their first chance to play outside and moved into the Big Girl Coop! They're using an EcoGlow brooder inside a large wire dog crate.|
Blaze, Black Copper Marans rooster.
Buff Orpington pullet.
Lucy, a 4+ year old Easter Egger hen weathering a seriously painful-looking molt.
Brutus' necropsy. While a final report was expected last week, they needed to perform more tissue testing this week. The vet indicated the final report would be issued this afternoon, but as of the writing of this post, there are 20 minutes left to their business day and I have received nothing. Phone calls have been placed and messages left. I'll keep you posted.
Brutus, Serama cockerel.
Calista Flockheart, Tolbunt Polish Frizzle pullet.
Iris, Olive Egger pullet.
Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend!