Does It Hurt Chickens to Lay Eggs?

Does It Hurt Chickens to Lay Eggs?

It sounds like my hens are being tortured. The shrill cries, cackles, and shrieks they make when laying an egg are enough to have the neighbors making noise complaints or, on a particularly bad day, reporting a suspected murder. The…

Mini LaMancha Goats and What They’re Good for

Mini LaMancha Goats and What They’re Good for

As I listen to my Dwarf Nigerian buck announcing his presence to the world at the top of his voice, I think how nice it would be to have a quieter breed of goat, like Mini LaMancha Goats. While I…

How to Fix a Chicken Twisting Head Upside Down

How to Fix a Chicken Twisting Head Upside Down

A chicken twisting its head upside down is a disturbing sight. A symptom of wry neck, this condition is easy to treat, if a little time-consuming, and even easier to prevent. Wry neck can be caused by different issues, all…