Questions tagged [chickens]

The domesticated fowl known as a chicken. Chickens are omnivores and often scratch the soil to find seeds, insects, etc.

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One of my baby chicks looks like it is going to die…what should I do?

I have 10 chicks. They are all hens. But one of them is weak and is always sleeping under the food and doesn't eat like the others. What should I do? I would hate to see her die so soon... Please help!...
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How Can I Get My Chickens to Integrate Into One Flock?

Our flock has been through a lot of changes. We lost two of our oldest birds in late winter. This left us with 1 chicken and chickens don't like to be alone. We bought two pullets, separated the run ...
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Blind disease in Hens

It's rainy season here. The hens and cocks are affected by a type of disease in the eyes. The eyes remain closed and swollen. The hens remain motionless and eventually die. It is spreading to other ...
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Putting eggs under a broody hen

We're getting some eggs in a couple of days to put under our broody hen - is there anything we need to be aware of?
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Rooster seemingly not protecting chickens

So I recently got chickens and I wanted to test if the rooster would protect the hens. I let the chickens go free range and I started chasing them; the rooster went in the opposite direction of the ...