Articles from BantamFan4Life

Although there are many foods that many poultry raiser know chickens cannot eat, like Avocado and Potatoes, there are three foods/beverages commonly fed to chickens that they cannot eat/drink. 1. Caffeine Believe it or not, chickens cannot have caffeine! Let me explain why. When caffeine is drank, it is immediately absorbed. In humans, it stimulates the nervous system, causing them to "wake up" and have more energy. However, because chickens are so small, when they have caffeine,...
There are numerous problems with allopathic--or modern-day--treatments. First, medications are from obscure, unnatural sources, and often have many side-affects. Second, the animal tends to live worse off with them. Lately, there has been an increasing trend of using holistic--or natural/tradition--treatments. So, I decided to write an article going through many holistic treatments. If you are wanting to treat a sick or injured chicken, but wanting them to be healthiest in the long run, read...
Why are chicken vaccinations so important? Most chicken raisers ask this question, and simply assume they are unimportant. Chicken vaccinations are actually very important! They insure your flock immunity or some immunity to disease, prevention from chicken disease outbreaks, and facilitate taking care of chickens. (A picture of a Fowl Pox vaccine with the medicine to inject into them in the bottles and the wing web injector in front of them. Picture from: Stromberg’s Hatchery.)...
As you can tell by my username, I am a big bantam fan! Here's the story how I fell in love with bantams: When I first start raising chickens, I got 4 standard chickens: 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Black Australorp, 1 "Light Brahma", and 1 White Leghorn. During the time I bought those chickens, I knew little about them, and I assumed all breeds were easy to tame. A month after I got those chickens, I lost my "Light Brahma" (I actually think she was a bantam Brahma, since she was SO small), as all...
(The common Avian Influenza virus under a microscope.) Avian Influenza, also known as Influenza, Bird Plague, AI, or Avian Flu, is a worldwide virus, birds being the carriers. It is the most dangerous virus known, to any animal. Avian Influenza is extremely lethal, wide-spreading, and commonly has acute symptoms; it is a virus every chicken raiser and non-chicken raiser should know well. This virus is wide-spreading and makes chickens drop like flies. Avian Influenza’s main carriers are...
Bumblefoot Bumblefoot is a chicken illness that can be a common issue among a myriad of chicken keepers. When many chicken raisers encounter Bumblefoot, they have no idea what to do and how to surmount this problem. This should help you garner helpful and useful information about Bumblefoot. Bumblefoot is an infectious disease in chickens caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which is always around when chickens are present. Bumblefoot is also called staphylococcois or plantar...
Having trouble taking good pictures of your chickens? Or are you getting a myriad of blurry photos? Well, I'm going to give you some ideas, tips, and suggestions on how to take extravagant and amazing photos. First, how can you avoid blurry photos? One helpful thing is too have a camera that takes pictures quickly. If you don't have one, take lots of pictures, that way, at least a few won't be blurry! Also, with the high-tech programs we have these days I'm sure you can get a program that...
Welcome to Evergreen Creek Farms Winter (2013-14) Photos shoot! I am a amateur photography who loves chickens, other animals, and nature! So I thought, I'd put the two together and I get this! My current flock: April Dannielle Liz (Elizabeth) Lily Victoria Odysseus Summer Sweety Savannah Please take a look at some of my photos! Enjoy! (: Savannah, my Mille Fleur d'Uccle, sunning herself. Since we don't get a whole lot of sun around here, she's trying to take advantage of the days that we...
Merry Christmas!!!! From my flock to yours! :) Evergreen Creek Farms: Christmas Photo Shoot! Ivan, Mixed Ameraucana, in the snow. Ivan, Mixed Ameraucana, on a round of wood in the snow. Ivan, Mixed Ameraucana, in the snow. Ivan, Mixed Ameraucana, on a round of wood in the snow. Ivan, Mixed Ameraucana, on the edge of the brooder in the snow. Ivan, Mixed Ameraucana, enjoying the snow. Ivan, Mixed Ameraucana, looking hansom for the camera B-). Ivan, Mixed Ameraucana, on the edge of the...
Welcome to: Evergreen Creek Farm's Pet Chickens and Production Birds Hello, thank you for visiting my chicken page! I'm chicken CRAZY I personally own 13 chickens, although the rest of my family owns like 15 more. I'll start with my production birds: First there's Stacy: As you can see she's a beautiful White Leghorn pullet. She is a survivor of prolapse, which she got about two months ago. She's a pretty sweet chicken too the other chickens although not to much with me. She's...
Chicken Breed Info: Breed Purpose: ornamental Comb: Single Broodiness: Frequent Climate Tolerance: Tolerant in cold weather. General Egg Info: Egg Productivity: Poor Egg Size: small Egg Color: light brown to white Breed Temperament: Friendly, docile, easily handled, quiet, Breed Colors / Varieties: Buff, Lace, Black, White, Mottled, Lemon Blue, Etc. Breed Details: Cock should be about 30 oz and hens should be about 26 oz. The Cochin breed was imported to England from China in...
Chicken Breed Info: Breed Purpose: Dual purpose Comb: Single Broodiness: Average Climate Tolerance: All General Egg Info: Egg Productivity: High Egg Size: Large Egg Color: Brown Breed Temperament: Kind, Calm, Skittish, Sweet, Docile, Over Protective Cocks Breed Colors / Varieties: Black and White Barring Breed Details: Chicken Breed Photos: Primary Image Rooster Hen Egg (left) Chick Adolescent
Chicken Breed Info: Breed Purpose: Comb: Broodiness: Climate Tolerance: General Egg Info: Egg Productivity: Egg Size: Egg Color: Breed Temperament: Extremely flighty, hyper, does not do well with confinement or human interaction. Will fly away if it can (you will need netting on top of all your runs) MUST be hand held at an early age. Breed Colors / Varieties: Breed Details: Chicken Breed Photos: Primary Image Rooster Hen Egg Chick Adolescent
Chicken Breed Info: Breed Purpose: Ornamental Comb: Rose Broodiness: Frequent Climate Tolerance: All Climates General Egg Info: Egg Productivity: High Egg Size: Small Egg Color: Light Brown Breed Temperament: Aggressive,Friendly,Easily handled Breed Colors / Varieties: This Breed has 14 recognized varieties: Quail, Black, Self Blue, Blue, Mottled, Cuckoo, Mille Fleur, Blue Quail, Buff, BBR, Porcelain, White, Colombian and Buff Colombian. Breed Details: Some males can be very...
Chicken Breed Info: Breed Purpose: Dual Purpose Comb: Rose Broodiness: Frequent Climate Tolerance: Cold General Egg Info: Egg Productivity: High to Med Egg Size: Large Egg Color: Brown Breed Temperament: Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile Breed Colors / Varieties: Golden laced, silver laced, colubian, buff, partridge, silver penciled, blue, blue laced red, black Breed Details: Wyandottes are very good egg layers even in winter! they make a good table bird,...
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