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Episode 888. Today's topic with Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor is, Omphalitis. A major cause of increased first week chick mortality is Omphalitis, or navel-yolk sac infection: a hatchery-born disease also known as ‘mushy chick disease’ and ‘navel ill’. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® is a nationally broadcast radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA Bio-Security for Birds program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Special guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, Jeannette Beranger, with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Richard Freudenberger, Publisher of Back Home Magazine, Arlena Schott, host of Garden Wise Living TV, as well as FFA members, 4-H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!
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