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Diagnosing illness in your flock helps keep them healthy and you calm. [Publish date] Sept 6, 2021 It’s important to act quickly at the first signs of illness in your flock. Unfortunately, chickens are experts at hiding any signs of sickness to prevent becoming a target of bullying from the rest of the flock. However, […]Read more »
Moving with chickens is stressful, but Liz Fulghum has excellent suggestions to make things easier on everyone. Late last year, construction of our new home finally wrapped up. While the builders were putting the final touches on our house, we were busy putting the final touches on a new coop and run for our chickens. […]Read more »
Maat van Uitert shares five great ways to teach your kids confidence around your flocks. Ever watch those videos of roosters chasing kids and laugh? Did you know that confidence around our feathered friends can be taught? And that confidence can influence the rest of your kids’ lives? We’ve all heard that involving children in […]Read more »
Having chickens means eventually having interested predators. -Advertisement- Chickens are one of the best and most rewarding animals on the farm. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the most vulnerable. Many species of predators will go after your chickens. Exactly which predators you have to deal with will vary with your location and environment, but there […]Read more »
How does a chicken get clean? By getting dirty! -Advertisement- A Natural Instinct Flinging around dirt to get clean seems counterintuitive, but Mother Nature knows what She’s doing. Dust bathing is an instinctive activity for many animals, including some mammals and many types of birds like sparrows, ostriches, and most game birds. Dust bathing is […]Read more »
Christine Heinrichs outlines some of the many different poultry organizations available nationwide to help young folks learn more about poultry care and feeding. Kids are attracted to chickens from the first time they hear the story of the Little Red Hen. Poultry organizations can help them build those attractions into solid life paths. Additionally, poultry […]Read more »
Raising Cornish Cross birds for meat? Learn the math of planning ahead to budget for feed, and track your bird’s weight gains. This is part of a series of articles on Cornish Cross broiler management. Here are links to the other parts of the series: Cornish Cross History Setting up for Cornish Cross Success Setting […]Read more »
Newcastle disease is a highly contagious poultry virus. Learn signs, symptoms, prevention and control for the health and safety of your flock. The number of backyard chicken enthusiasts has exploded in recent months. Hatcheries and feed stores across the country have seen sales for chicks to first-time customers skyrocket. But many poultry experts are […]Read more »