Raising chickens and knowing everything about chickens are two very different things. Chickens are exciting animals to raise and enjoy, but most of us do not know everything about them. …
Deciding what breed of chickens to add to your backyard coop should not done spur of the moment or you might not end up with what you were expecting. Many …
There are many reasons why a hen’s laying productivity will slow down or even stop. They have to do with her life cycle, overall health, community, and environment. Fortunately, for every reason, there is either a simple fix or things you can try to help get things back to normal.
Commercial grains make feeding chickens simple, but they can contain additives that you’d rather keep out of your own diet. There are a lot of natural ways to add protein to your chickens’ diet without using grains or commercial chicken feeds.
Raising chickens without a coop has many health benefits for your chickens, and the eggs they produce. However, you need to take extra precautions to protect your chickens from extreme weather and from predators.
Chickens fighting can be very upsetting and lead to injured – or even dead – hens, and to reduced egg production. However, there are several things you can do to help your chickens get along and stay happy and healthy.
If you want to raise your chickens economically, you might want to avoid using a heat lamp. Heat lamps help to control temperature and humidity inside the coop, but there are several strategies you can use to keep your chickens healthy and happy even without a heat lamp.
When a chicken sneezes, it could be a sign of disease. There are many respiratory and other ailments that can cause a chicken to sneeze, and some of these are highly contagious and very serious. There are precautions you can take to prevent disease, and to manage a sick chicken.
If you own chickens for poultry or to have fresh eggs at home, the last thing you want is a case of mites, lice, or other pests taking over your coop. If you think that there is a pest problem in your coop, you need to act immediately to treat the pests and prevent them from returning.