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The first time you see a chicken dust bathing it can be a bit worrisome. Is it having a seizure? In its last death throes? Nope, just playing around in the dirt. It’s a bit counter-intuitive: you...
Here’s a follow up to my article “Pullet or Cockerel? Understanding Sexual Dimorphism Will Help You To Figure It Out”. Sexual dimorphism is the differences in appearance between males and females...
Warning: Photos are not for sensitive viewers Several years ago, I was given an 18-month old Gold Laced Wyandotte. The previous owner, who had had her for 9 months, said she had only ever laid a...
Research poster on the effect of manure on crops
Getting new fluffy chicks in the mail or older chickens is always exciting. For one, more chickens, and two, new egg colors to add to your Easter basket, but what if your favorite out the bunch...
This gravity fed PVC waterer can be refilled from outside the coop and is ideal for chicken tractors and locations where a faucet is out of reach.
Why there is no one simple answer—but lots of interesting ones!
You heard it right, chickens love oatmeal, so why not mix them up a batch or make a little extra for them? It's healthy, nutritious, and they love it! So, here's my go-to recipe for the best...
Circuits for a homemade electric fence charger and a smartphone remote controlled coop door.
Reviews etiology, risk factors, clinical signs, prevention, and treatment.
Hi, today I am gonna talk about Therapy chickens! Yaaaa!! So therapy chickens are chickens who give therapy!!! Therapy chickens where diapers and a harness so they don’t Run Away! Or poop...
If you keep chickens long enough you’ll run into most parasites, injuries, illness and disease. I’ve only had to deal with one prolapsed vent, and there’s a reason they call it ‘blow out’. A vent...
We all know that calcium is required for egg shell production. If we have a hen that lays soft or thin shelled eggs we boost her calcium intake. So what should we be giving our flock to assist our...
One of the challenges of keeping chickens is to determine the sex of chicks and young birds. It’s not an exact science, but it does get easier after looking at many birds – you begin to recognize...
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