When you have a chicken emergency, it can be a confusing and stressful situation.

In this episode of What The Cluck?! we explore an emergency on the farm this week, how we handled it, and what you can do to be prepared for emergencies with your flock.*

You’ll learn:

  • When to apply natural medicine versus traditional Western medicine
  • Tools, medications, and equipment to keep on hand
  • How to handle critical, spur-of-the-moment judgement calls
  • Mistakes with natural medicine you want to avoid


Links we discuss in this podcast:

Disposable gloves I personally use

Where to buy raw honey 

(This is through Thrive Market, which is the best online health food store. They ethically source their products, and treat their customers very, very well. I’ve been a customer of theirs for years, and highly, highly recommend them).

Electrolytes I recommend

Where to find an avian vet in your area

Feeding Your Hens Right

*Disclaimer: I am not a licensed veterinarian. In any emergency, I recommend you contact a qualified veterinarian. The information in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and reflects only my personal experience.

I’d like to hear from you!

Have you dealt with an emergency with your chickens before? What are your must-haves in your emergency kit? Email me at editor@thefrugalchicken.com or comment below!


Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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