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How to Bath a Chicken & do a Health Check


Hey Guys,

I will just say it, My Chicken has a poopy bum, so I am trimming the mucky feathers and giving her a bath.

Then I check her for red Mites and Lice on her skin, under her feathers and any early signs of scaley leg on her legs and feet and discuss how to treat these parasites.

I prefer natural remedies, but they need to work for the health of the chickens.

Prevention is better than finding a cure and regular inspections of your Poultry flock is important.

Sitting and watching your birds daily, means you know their personalities and how they behave when they are well.

So when one of your Chickens is a little off colour you will know and be able to find out why and hopefully resolve the issue before it is too late.

Keeping an eye out for parasites means you can treat early before the bird shows physical symptoms, but not have to treat all the time when it is not needed.



Welcome to Moat Cottage.

Here I show you my homesteading life, how to be more self sustainable & homestead in a small space.

You'll see how to grow organic food, use and preserve the harvest, raise backyard poultry, both Muscovy ducks and Chickens.

You will learn how to make natural remedies, get more prepared for emergency situations, how to organise the homestead, money saving ideas and how to live with less waste.


Here at Moat Cottage, we raise and grow and process some of our own free range meat, organic vegetables and fruit.

We grow all of our herbs for both eating and medicinal purposes as well as hunt, fish and forage.

We preserve our produce for the year ahead by canning, dehydrating and freezing and we work on being prepared for emergency situations.

We live using less waste, we recycle and upcycle and love finding what is needed for a project at the scrap yard, op shop or a garage sale, but only buy what is really needed.

We don't like plastic, chemicals and artificial fragrances and are trying to live an older style life balanced with this modern world lifestyle.

Good health and natural living has always been a high priority for our family and despite this two family members are living with auto immune diseases, myself included.

We focus on what we can do, when we can do it, stay positive and so I make these videos for you on my best days.

Much Love

Elissa Jayne



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