Chicken Health & Care

Common Chicken Health Problems and Solutions

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 …

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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 …

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Which are the most frequent chicken health problems? How to recognize the bad signals?

In raising and maintaining chickens, it is very important that they are well cared so as to stay healthy and fit. We have already discussed about the importance of having a healthy flock (look at the article on how to raise healthy chickens in few steps). The tips inside the article do really guarantee success. …

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5 Most Common Egg Quality Problems!

Not every egg is perfect. Every chicken keeper will tell you that. Every chicken can lay a bad egg. In fact, in most cases, it is the chicken keepers’ fault, not the chickens. The most common egg quality problems occur due to the keeper’s irresponsibility.