Articles from Gallo del Cielo

Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
Keep pests away from your chicken's food with this amazingly ingenious feeder!
My Extreme Heat Coop (in progress) I live in the Sonoran Desert, where it gets very hot and my chicken coop and run have to provide a cool and safe refuge for my birds. I also live in the city and have limited space. In fact, there was only one place for me to put them, a 4’ X 50’ strip. Fortunately, the coop could be positioned directly under a large eucalyptus tree. The coop and run I built were designed to provide as much shade and ventilation as possible. Our plan was hatched...
Chronic tick infestation can lead to severe anemia resulting in reduced egg production, loss of body weight and depression.
My exploration into parasitic worms—this is completely a work in progress. Please check back for updates. Here’s what I learned about testing for worms. Let me start by saying that I’m not an expert on veterinary parasitology. I’ve been quite interested in parasites in backyard flocks and decided to take this opportunity to learn and share what I’ve discovered. I spent a few days delving into the primary literature as well as web sites discussing worming issues. My aim is to present...
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