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Planning on raising backyard chickens? There's lots to know, but don't worry, we've got you covered. Learn the basics in this "How To Raise Chickens" article!
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From a goopy egg to a fuzzy-breathing live (and adorable) baby chick in just 21 days? Learn more about this amazing process!
You're the proud owner of a little "fuzz-butt"... now what do you do to keep it warm, happy, and healthy?
The chicken nesting box is where your hen will do her most important work, so make sure it's a place in which she'll feel comfortable.
Are your hens escaping your yard? You may need to clip their wings. Learn how to safely perform this process and this article.
We've been amazed at how many common every-day sayings originated from people who owned and raised chickens.
From Message Board member Kent in WA: "You can make free waterers and feeders for about $4. Check at your local grocery store. If they have a deli or bakery then ask for their buckets. My local Albertsons has all the free buckets you'll ever need. I've picked up a couple dozen 2.5 - 5 gallon buckets. Buy a 20 inch plastic planter base ($4) and drill 1" holes all the way around the base of the bucket. Bolt the planter base to the bucket. 5 gal bucket will hold about 40 lbs of feed. If you...
Avian pox is a relatively slow-spreading viral disease in birds, characterized by wart-like nodules on the skin and diphtheritic necrotic membranes lining the mouth and upper respiratory system.
This section provides information about diseases specific to poultry. BYC makes no guarantee as to the validity or effectiveness of any information presented here. DISEASES Avian Pox Bumblefoot Surgery Bumblefoot in your Flock Impacted Crop Marek's Disease Vaccinating for Marek's Disease Marek's Disease Fact Page The Great Big Giant Marek's Disease FAQ Coccidiosis: How to Treat It Coccidiosis: Prevention, Cure & Natural Healing Avian Influenza Mushy Chick Disease (Omphalitis) Egg...
Ever wondered what the correct terms are for all the chicken's body parts and plumage?
Mites and lice: Protecting and treating your flock.
These pages provide information about some of the predators & pests that might impact your backyard chickens.
Submitted by John Riddell. A chicken can open it herself by stepping on the platform. "When she stands on the platform the door opens. It means pests can't get to the food, so less wastage. She took about three weeks to learn to use it."

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