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Although many people may say egg eating is impossible to break, and to just cull the hen, in many cases this is not true.
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.
A list of information and Frequently Asked Questions about Marek's disease of chickens, as told from a backyard hobbyist point of view.
Keep pests away from your chicken's food with this amazingly ingenious feeder!
CANDLING PICS: Progression Through Incubation Thanks to ZooMummzy, I am doing a test run of my little plywood bator and her little rooster! And I'll be sharing pics! These images are all taken...
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...
What is important is how much space is available when they need it. Whether that space in in your coop, coop and run, or they sleep in trees and totally free range doesn’t matter...
Ever wondered what the correct terms are for all the chicken's body parts and plumage?
A broody hen is the absolute best way to hatch chicks for you and your flock. She will do all the work, she’ll have a better hatch rate than you ever will, and, best of all, no stinky brooders to...
It’s common for people to give their chickens light in the winter, or even all year round. Some chicken-owners aren’t so sure. Here’s a look at both sides to help you make a decision.
Vent Gleet is a chronic disease of the cloaca, also called the "vent" ,"butt", or as my 5 year old sons suggests "The Tweeter".
Mites and lice: Protecting and treating your flock.
One of the many benefits of raising chickens is composting with chickens!
Raising your baby chicks - A quick, short, instructional guide
HomeMade Brooder After deciding we were hooked on hatching we decided to build a durable brooder that we could us over and over. We decided to make it in 2 sections that could be taken...
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