Chicken first aid kits waiting to be filled
As all chicken keepers know, many bad things can happen.
What do you do when that raccoon rips into your coop, or your daughter’s bouncy big dog decides your favorite hen is a chew toy? And what’s the remedy when an old hen gets egg bound?
If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, and you’d like some good, practical answers, we invite you to register for a chicken first aid seminar at CLUCK the Chicken Store, 6904 Paoli Road, on Thursday, May 23, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Dr. Stephanie Hirsbrunner, a veterinarian from Country View Veterinary who loves chickens and is interested in small, backyard flocks, will walk us through the basics of chicken first aid. Dr. Hirsbrunner will also help each of us put together a chicken first aid kit. She will talk about common injuries and illnesses, how to make your own diagnosis, when to call the vet and how you can learn to care for your chickens' health.
We have about half a dozen people signed up so far and we'd like to keep it to no more than 20. There is a $35 registration fee for the event, which will cover one registrant. Each paid registrant is welcome to bring one guest. The fee covers the cost of a sturdy, well-stocked chicken first aid kit, which each paid registrant can take home. To pay the fee and register, call Susan at 608-848-1200 and provide a credit card number, or stop in at the store.