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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Top 10 Chicken Predators and How To Protect Your Flock

Top 10 Chicken Predators

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 … Read more

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

chicken health problems

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. … Read more

7 Reasons Why Do Chickens Eat Their Own Eggs and How to Stop Them?

Why do chickens eat their own eggs

 We believe that all of you have at least heard about this problem of chickens eating their own eggs or in the worst case as chicken keepers have already experienced it by watching your hens destroying their own eggs. Most probably you have questioned yourselves why and when this happens? Additionally, which are the main … Read more

3 Most Important Things For Prevention Of Disease and Maintaining a Healthy Happy Flock

Diseases are a serious threat for chickens. They interrupt the normal bodily functions that often lead to feelings of pain and weakness and it is usually associated with symptoms and signs.

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Most Common Chicken Diseases & Symptoms!

Most Common Chicken Diseases

Chickens are very prone to illnesses and that is no secret. Especially when weather changes occur you can surely expect that the chances of your flock getting sick are bigger than before. Many experienced chicken keepers are aware of this fact and have gone deeper in the subject by analyzing and taking notes of the most common chicken diseases and the symptoms for the same.

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