Stress can be very bad for chickens, especially the young chicks that are still unfamiliar with the environment around them. There are lot more causes for stress in young chicks than in chickens, and there are some things that cause stress both in young chicks and older chickens.
We have discussed a lot about the predator problems you can have while chicken keeping due to the small size and gentle nature chickens can have.
Unfortunately, predators are not the only concern to chicken keepers because chickens as much as any other animal are prone to pest problems.
What we at the typesofchicken.com team want to do with this article is inform our readers about the most common pests that your chickens can have problems with in order to help in the process of preventing of the same.
Dust bathing is a strange activity that chickens do. It is amusing to watch chickens do it, they dust bathe instinctively and they know how to show their keepers that they have a lot fun also while doing it. Many novice chicken keepers can get confused when they are having a look at their chickens having their dust baths for the first time, it is not unusual for novice chicken keepers to get scared for their chickens when they see them dust bathing. But why are they so important and many chicken keeping experts recommend it to be done? This is what we at the typesofchicken.com team decided to share with our readers for today`s article.
Summer is on its way and that means that your chickens will need proper care if the upcoming summer days get too hot. We have discussed this particular problem many times before and because we want to give our readers the best advice for keeping their chickens cool in the summer we want to continue the heat problem subject with showing our readers the process of killing the summer heat for their chickens.
Is there a certain type of plant that attracts mites/lice. Which plants should I steer away from growing to deter inviting them to the coop? Fortunately for us, garden-loving chicken keepers, plant parasites, and chicken parasites are two completely different beasts.
Avian pox is a rare viral disease in birds, and you can notice it if you see wart-like nodules on the skin of your chickens.
It has always been present in birds.
In many cases, it won`t kill your chickens if you treat them in time.
This disease can occur in young and old birds, and it does not choose the time when it strikes. There are three types of viruses that cause avian pox in birds.
Fowlpox virus, pigeon pox virus, and canarypox virus.
There is always turkey pox but it is not recognized because is almost the same as the fowlpox virus. Different type of virus attacks different types of birds. The virus that can attack your chickens is the fowlpox virus.
Hotter and hotter days are coming and it is almost time for every chicken keeper to prepare his flock and their coop for the summer.
Chickens don`t like hot weather even though most of their reproductive process depends on the amount of sunlight they are getting during the day.
We at the typesofchicken.com team are here to help our readers prepare for the summer by providing them with an article about How To Keep Your Flock Cool In The Summer.
Keeping your chickens healthy is not an easy task, chickens are small and gentle and prone to many diseases.
There are some things that every chicken keeper must do in order to provide his/her chickens a healthy and productive life.
When we were discussing today`s article we wanted to give our readers some simple but very useful tips on how to keep their chickens healthy.
While reading these tips it is on you to decide if you should make some adjustments to your chicken keeping process or no.
Chickens are gentle, and from time to time they tend to get injured.
There are some injuries that your chickens cannot be helped with and the best thing that you as a chicken keeper can do for them is getting them euthanized.
Fortunately, most of the injuries that chickens can acquire in a well-maintained coop and run can be taken care of. For today`s article, we at the typesofchicken.com team decided to give our readers a few ideas on How To Care For Their Injured Chicken.
Shannon Stansberry has been engaged in the business of raising chickens for more than 12 years. In 2016, she accomplished the Agriculture & Natural Resources program at Mt. San Antonio College. At present, she tends to more than 80 chickens on her 4-hectare farm. Shannon regularly shares her insights and experience on how to raise healthy and contented chickens on the platform Typesofchickens.com
We have discussed in many of our articles how chickens are gentle and every chicken keeper needs to know how to properly care for his chickens in order to keep them healthy, productive, and most importantly – alive. And since your chickens are that gentle that means that your baby chicks are even gentler. What we at the typesofchicken.com team would like to do for this article is walk you through the process of taking care of your pullets and cockerels.