Articles from cluckcluckgirl

The question is asked many times, "What's wrong with my chicken?" Not that there's anything wrong with that question, in fact, it is a perfectly fine question to ask. We all have asked that before, but hopefully this article can lead you in the right direction as to what exactly is wrong with you chicken. Please note- This article is only intended as a guide. Further research is encouraged. My chicken is puffed up and walking funny This symptom is very common in that of an egg-bound...
Note: this article is based purely off my own experience. Results may vary, however, I swear by these treatments. I'm all for fixing any problems my chickens have with a cost-effective option. Surprisingly, most of my findings were accidental, but my results were astounding. These remedies have helped me and all my flock, as I hope they will help you and yours. Garlic This one herb has helped me more times than I can count. It has properties to fight off infections and diseases, but...
What better pet than one that comes up to you, follows you around, and lays a tasty treat? If you haven't caught on, I'm talking about chickens here. When handled properly, most chickens can become quite friendly, smart, and sociable. As I've learned through the years, there is most certainly an art to socializing your chickens and while it is simple in some ways, it can be very difficult in others. Why socialize? That's a very reasonable question. After all, media typically shows...
It's something just about all chickens work and figure out- the pecking order. Now what exactly is the pecking order, is it necessary, and should you encourage it? First, lets take a look at what the pecking order is. The pecking order is a ranking among chickens in a flock to see who is higher up in the order than others. Commonly, two chickens come up to each other, flare their feathers, bump into each other, and try to look tall, and the first one to walk off is lower in the pecking...
If you are considering whether or not to raise chickens, what the disadvantages of raising them are, as well as the benefits of raising them are, this article could be of much help.
The difference in knowledge between chicken owners and non-chicken owners is like the difference between night and day. I walked into the wonderful world of chicken owning believing many stereotypes and myths about them. But in the now 4 years of owning them, I've learned much from and about them. Chickens stereotypes I originally thought that chickens were dumb and cowardly. Hence why someone who was a coward could be called "chicken", right? That's not true for many of my birds. In...
Faced with this issue recently, I was struggling in my mind to think of the most humane way to put my suffering hen out of her misery. She was one of my sweetest hens, and I could not bring myself to do some methods of euthanization. So, I did some thorough research and found out there are many ways to let your chicken pass peacefully. But first off, let's discuss when to and when not to euthanize. When it may be Best to Euthanize The times when euthanasia may be best include (but are...
As the fall and winter months roll in, daytime and egg production decreases. In addition to the daylight decrease, other factors may affect your chickens' egg production as well. You may ask yourself, "What is it about the daylight difference and this time of year that slows egg production?" or "How can I increase my chickens' egg production?" The solutions are relatively easy and has boosted my chickens egg production by a large margin. So what about daylight? Chickens require 14 hours of...
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