Maintaining A Healthy Flock

Raising chickens requires proper care. Learn how to maintain your flock so they remain healthy, safe, and happy.

Are your hens escaping your yard? You may need to clip their wings. Learn how to safely perform this process and this article.
Before free-ranging your chickens there are some steps you should take to make sure your flock gains the most benefits from free-ranging, that they remain safe, and that they return to the safety...
Many of a start with just a few chickens and then quickly learn that we want to add more to the flock. Here's how to do that properly and safely
For many of us backyard chicken enthusiasts, biosecurity is a big word that hints of government intrusion, regulatory oversight, and a host of issues we’d rather not have to deal with. However,...
Many of us are used to the uniformity of whole chickens at the grocery store. When choosing to process chickens at home, the differences between the size and type of chickens vary greatly.
Although many people may say egg eating is impossible to break, and to just cull the hen, in many cases this is not true.
Raising chickens to sell for meat can be a daunting task, when it comes to understanding the laws and regulations.
Keeping your chickens healthy
A guide to understanding and dealing with roosters and their behaviour
So you have found yourself in a predicament. You have had your heart captured by an innocent bird that wants nothing better than to lay her egg, cluck happily, run through the meadows chasing...
A year ago I started my chicken venture. My Dear Husband, in all his doubting, was happy to finance my insanity. Me, armed with my Green Horn Book of Knowledge, felt that every flock should have...
When we all order a shipment of chicks from a hatchery, most offer optional vaccination for Marek's disease. You may have known nothing about the disease and are wondering what the risks versus...
This is an index of pages for information on raising and processing meat birds. Some of the links have graphic pics.
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...
Here's what I've found works to point the girls back toward the nestboxes.
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