Category: Chicken Health & Care

  • Breeding Chickens: What You Need to Know About Roosters

    Breeding Chickens: What You Need to Know About Roosters

    If you hope to breed chickens, you will need the help of a rooster. This friendly rooster for dummies info will help you if you thinking of getting a rooster. It may be that you already have a rooster in your flock, but, if not, you will need to acquire one for breeding. When searching […]

  • Cleaning Considerations in Chicken Coop

    Cleaning Considerations in Chicken Coop

    When you try to raise backyard chickens, one of the things that you would have to come face to face with is cleaning the chicken coop. You would, unfortunately, realize that chickens would make a lot of mess, and it is on you to be able to clean them and ensure that they would be healthy. […]

  • What plants are poisonous to chickens?

    What plants are poisonous to chickens?

    Below is a list of plants poisonous to chickens. If you are free-ranging your flock, you probably won’t have to worry. This is because hens aren’t stupid. If they happen to come across any of these plants, they are likely to keep ongoing. However, if you keep your chickens in a backyard coop, they may think […]

  • She Knits Sweaters for rescued “battery hens” to keep them warm in winter!

    She Knits Sweaters for rescued “battery hens” to keep them warm in winter!

    Nicola Congdon, 30 year old from England, got an idea how to keep her chickens warm in winter. She and her mother Ann knit wooly sweaters for her 30 rescued chickens or “battery hens”. Those adorable sweaters keep them warm and happy throughout the winter. Nicole has 60 chickens, but 30 are rescued chickens and […]

  • Disease Prevention for Chickens

    Disease Prevention for Chickens

    Chickens can pick up diseases from living microorganisms such as bacteria, virus, mycoplasma or parasites that can cause infections. As with most infections, these diseases are contagious and can be spread from one chicken to the whole flock. Prevention of infections and spreading of it is vital for you to have a healthy and successful […]

  • Few Tips About What Chickens Eat

    Few Tips About What Chickens Eat

    The process of feeding them is also very simple. All you have to do is go to the local feed store and get a bag of chicken feed formulated for the type and age group of chicken you are raising. You will discover that there are specific feed formulations for layers, broilers (meat birds), chicks, […]

  • CDC WARNS AMERICANS TO STOP KISSING, SNUGGLING THEIR CHICKENS

    CDC WARNS AMERICANS TO STOP KISSING, SNUGGLING THEIR CHICKENS

    A recent advisory from the Centers for Disease Control is warning Americans of the hazards of contact with chickens, including the risk of catching salmonella. This year alone, the CDC has recorded 1,003 cases of salmonella across the U.S., including two deaths. The agency’s suggestions include always washing your hands with soap and water after touching backyard […]

  • Why do chickens bully and peck each other?

    Why do chickens bully and peck each other?

    Pecking and “bullying” are normal chicken behavior. “As backyard flock owners, we are tasked with becoming chicken whisperers,” says Patrick Biggs, Ph.D., a flock nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition. “Keeping a peaceful flock requires us to interpret behaviors to decipher what our chickens are telling us.” In the article below, you will understand why do […]

  • Why are chicken eggs different colors?

    Why are chicken eggs different colors?

    Contrary to popular belief, a brown chicken egg is not healthier than a white chicken egg. Have you ever wondered why chicken eggs come in a variety of color– white, cream, brown, blue or green? Do the different colors impact the flavor or the health value of the eggs? According to Michigan State University Extension, egg […]

  • Top 10 Chicken Predators and How To Protect Your Flock

    Top 10 Chicken Predators and How To Protect Your Flock

    Undoubtedly, all of the chicken keepers are afraid of predators. In order to have a safe flock, you have to protect your chickens well. Once you are certain that a predator has visited your flock, try to identify it. Although it is not always easy to identify the predator, it is essential on the other […]