Articles from CuzChickens

Wound care for poultry. It is unfortunately much too often that we have to deal with wounds on our little feathered friends. Be it from pecking one another, or predator attacks, whatever the case may be, it is not fun to deal with, but I hope this article will help you care for your chicken so it may be back out with the flock in no time! The most common reasons for wounds on chickens are the ones I stated above, but sometimes you will have freak accidents, and they will get hurt on...
Using Essential Oils on chickens. Hello! I have looked around and not found a ton of information about using essential oils for chickens, so I decided to create something about how I have used essential oils on chickens and some of my success stories. You may need to help them open the bottles....... My first big success story with chickens was on a rainy day. It had been raining for quite a few days, and currently had 100 broilers that were about 6 weeks old. When I went to feed them...
Raising your own meat-in your own backyard! I have been raising broilers for three years, and I wanted to share some things I have learned along the way. I and my family started our journey into raising our own meat with chickens, wanting meat that we could eat without having to treat our food as a biohazard. I believe you can do the same, and I hope this article will help you to do so. A five week old Freedom Ranger broiler cockerel Common breeds used for meat production: Cornish Cross...
Hello there, I would like to introduce you to a special little hen of mine, her name is Rey. I received Rey as a birthday present from my brother along with her 14 sisters. Rey is a Partridge Plymouth Rock. I loved all of them, and spent many hours picking them herbs, making them special water with tea that I made out of Oregano herb. I may have spoiled those babies just a bit. When Rey was 2 weeks old, I moved them to a cage I had made out of chicken wire (BAD IDEA) and put them in...
A tribute to my first year of chicken keeping How I got into chickens: Two years ago, I started baking bread for my family, I have always loved to bake, so I started making sandwich breads and banana bread for our own personal consumption. Well, a friend of my moms found out and ordered a loaf, and I obliged her, but I was not planning on getting into anything big. She told her friends and soon I had quite a few orders each week, so I decided I would start my bread baking business. I...
Well, ya wanna know what I just did? Typed up a whole friend page, and then I don't even know what happened, but all I know is it dissapeared. :th I'd been working on it for at least an hour. Take two, scene one, and action! Wow, it has been a whole year on BYC as of today! As I recall my first post was a bit frantic asking for help with a sick chicken. Typical newcomer first post. Lol. But, over the year, I've made some great friends and I just want to give a big thank you to y'all. So,...
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