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Guest post by Marion C. of Victor Pest As many chicken keepers are well aware, dangers to poultry are not just limited to disease and the occasional fox. Pests and predators can wreak havoc to your hen house, causing damage to your valuable hens as well as to the house itself. Fortunately, these risks are […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest Regularly cleaning and inspecting the coop and nesting boxes is key. There are three types of fleas that can affect chickens including the European Chicken Flea, the Western Chicken Flea and the Sticktight Flea. European Chicken fleas can affect humans, pets and other birds if their population grow large […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest By now, if you keep chickens you have come across or at least heard about diatomaceous earth. It has many uses and benefits for the backyard flock. Diatomaceous earth was formed a very long time ago. It is made from fossilized, microscopic, hard-shelled algae called diatoms. Diatomaceous earth attacks […]Read more »