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Staphylococcus aureus


Staphylococcus spp. are normal inhabitants of the skin and mucous membranes of animals. If left unchecked, however, they can cause opportunistic infections such as septicemia (blood poisoning), bone infections, breast blisters, and ulcerative pododermatitis, or bumblefoot. Diagnosis is easily achieved through isolation from samples of infected bodily fluids or pus. Staph infections should be controlled primarily by managing any factors that could potentially predispose birds to becoming infected -  it is highly recommended that antimicrobial susceptibility testing be done before using antibiotic drugs to treat infections, as multi-drug resistant strains of S. aureus are a serious rising issue. Home “treatmenst” of bumblefoot involving manual extraction of “bumbles” or dead tissue cause birds significant pain and are extremely inhumane. If your bird has bumblefoot, you should take it to a veterinarian who can treat it surgically and mitigate the pain.

Mycobacterium avium subspecies avium


Birds are the major host of M. avium subsp. avium, which causes avian tuberculosis. The disease slowly and progressively develops over months to years, and features tubercles that form in the intestine and associated lymph nodes, disseminating to other organs such as the liver, spleen, and bone. It is commonly seen in backyard chickens and zoos. Birds who test positive should be isolated and treated with combination antimycobacterial drugs; however, they must be treated for prolonged periods of time and monitored carefully in order to recover successfully. The source of infection is often from the environment, and not other birds.

Clostridium perfringens


Widespread in the intestine of chickens and fecally-contaminated soil, C. perfringens is a spore-forming, toxin-producing bacterium that is a major cause of necrotic enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine that also kills tissue) in broiler chickens (breeds intended to be raised for meat). This condition also predisposes chickens to infection with coccidial parasites, exacerbating intestinal damage. Antimicrobial drugs are incorporated into feed to preven or treat necrotic enteritis. Alternatives for those seeking to raise their flocks without antibiotics involve reducing protein content in feed, and making management changes to control against coccidiosis. In some areas, such as the southern US, C. perfringens and other similar bacteria have been reported to cause fatal infections of the skin and muscles in chickens, a condition referred to as “gangrenous dermatitis”.

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This delicious, Keto-friendly chicken thigh recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Melt a little butter, add a few herbs and spiced from the pantry, and pop it in the oven for about 45 minutes. Easy peasy.

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Start with melted butter, herbs, and spices (be sure to crush the dried rosemary into smaller pieces).

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Whisk the butter, herbs, and spices together.

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Place bite-size chicken thigh pieces in a casserole dish and pour the melted butter mixture over the chicken. Use tongs to toss and coat all the chicken and arrange in a single layer. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

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Serve the chicken with the pan drippings over rice or riced cauliflower. Enjoy!

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Butter Baked Chicken Thighs

makes 4 servings

Printable Recipe


  • 2 to 2 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • ¾ teaspoon ground sage

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon fine salt

  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed in the palm of your hand

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • optional: sliced scallions for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and place rack in center position.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

  3. Place chicken pieces in a 2-quart casserole dish.

  4. Pour butter mixture over chicken and turn pieces to coat; arrange pieces in a single layer.

  5. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.


  • Serve chicken with pan drippings over rice or riced cauliflower.

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Brown Langshan egg (top) vs white “surprise” egg (bottom.)

Incubator count so far for what are definitely developing on track.

Incubator A:

6 Surprise Eggs

2 Modern Game Bantam Eggs

6 Langshan Eggs

Due in one week!

Incubator B:

3 Very Normal Chicken Eggs (you’ll find out what they are this week because I ordered babies)

Due in two weeks!

Also check out how cool the Langshan embryo looks right now:

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Alright. So. Hi! I’m Ky. Been a while since I’ve done tumblr aside from specifically Flight Rising. (I have a flight rising blog over @dovahfr​ that is absolutely nothing but that)

So I need to follow some people but it’s not easy to find active blogs to follow just through the search feature. So I’m looking for anyone who is currently pretty active and posts any of the following frequently

(no worries if you post other things too!)

  • Hollow Knight (Super into this right now, so absolutely looking for this)
  • The Witcher (any version of it)
  • Fire Emblem Three Houses
  • Bang Dream Girl’s Band Party
  • Animal crossing (mostly interested in art and original content not just screenshots of pretty towns and patterns though)

Or any of these non-fandom related things:

  • OC art and stories
  • Furry OCs and character design
  • Character design in general
  • Dinosaurs and paleontology
  • Chickens. Definitely Chickens.

Basically I’m trying to make a new place for all my fandom stuff and general entertainment so hit me. I follow so few people rn that my dashboard doesn’t really work correctly. Help.

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