Can chickens get diseases from rats?

Can chickens get diseases from rats

It is possible for chickens to contract diseases from rats, as rats can carry a variety of diseases that can be transmitted to other animals. For example, rats can carry bacterial infections such as salmonella and leptospirosis, as well as viral infections such as Hantavirus. Chickens can also contract diseases from other sources, such as … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Grapes? (seeds, raisings, and leaves included)

You know, the loveable fowls which make delicious eggs and seem to run wild in a mini-version of Jurassic Park? These chickeny creatures are not only super funny, but they have a voracious appetite. And that got us wondering: Can chickens eat grapes? Yes, it’s safe for chickens to eat grapes. Grapes contain lots of … Read more

How To Care For Your Baby Chicks!!!

baby chicks

We at the typesofchicken.com team have already covered the question of what to feed chickens to get the best eggs, and now it is time for us to do our part and tell you how to care for the baby chicks that come out of those eggs.

Just like any newborn animal the chickens are at their most sensitive and vulnerable state while they are still in the “chick” phase of their life. This is why your chicks will need more attention and care than the average adult chicken.

Baby chicks are soft, and they want to cuddle so if you have children it would be a great idea for them to spend time with the chicks. Mind that this article is about the first few weeks of your chick’s life.

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What do you put in a chick brooder? *materials, off heat, health hazard*

chicks in a brooder

A poultry brooder houses/heats hatchling poultry until they can be off heat, replacing mother hens.  The rule is, starting at 95F, 5F degrees lower each week (by raising the heating element) until they have either fully feathered out or have experienced the same lowest ambient temperature as outside (i.e. lowest outside temperature is 75F degrees … Read more

Raising Baby Chickens After Hatching: Do`s And Don`ts

Raising Baby Chickens After Hatching

Baby chickens are very cute. Them expressing any emotion can make any cold heart feel warmer. But since they are babies, they are very gentle and require some finesse when taken care off. This is why raising baby chickens after hatching can be a little bit challenging.

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How To Introduce New Chickens Into Your Flock

How To Introduce New Chickens Into Your Flock

Introducing a new chicken or chickens to your flock may prove difficult because the previously formed flock always want to keep their pecking order. The new chicken or chickens may get bullied and even killed in the first few days of being in your flock. However, there are a few things that a chicken keeper can do in order to prevent or lower the amount of bulling when introducing a new chicken or chickens to his/hers flock. This is what made us the typesofchicken.com team prepare this article for our readers on How To Introduce New Chickens Into Your Flock.

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How To Care For Your Baby Chickens – 5 Steps

Baby Chickens

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.

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