Maintaining A Healthy Flock

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

Just as school officials often overlook the importance of dealing with the victim of bullying in a school situation, we chicken folk often neglect the importance of dealing with the victim of...
This article will discuss how you can keep a happy and healthy flock, without free ranging.
This article provides a general overview of what to expect if your hen or rooster is dying of old age.
Most chickens are known to be egg-laying machines while others aren't, But do you ever notice that one of your birds is really slowing down or isn't laying at all? There may be multiple reasons...
This article will help you get the most out of your laying hens and help you identify factors that can influence egg laying.
There are a lot of different opinions on roosters. Some people hate them and think them the devil, some think that roosters can never be our friends or pets, some think that they're unintelligent,...
Chickens have a natural pecking order that, once established, can wreak havoc once a new hen or roo is introduced. That's why when you bring your new bird(s) home, you need to take extra care...
Crops And Their Story - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treating Crop Issues
A quarantine period when bringing new birds onto your property can lower the risk of you unknowingly infecting your birds with something nasty, and it's recommended that everyone invest the time...
Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities.
On December 18, 2015, a friend and I embarked on a long trip of several hundred miles to pick up a two-year old Buff Orpington hen at an animal shelter where she had been brought after a neighbor...
Everyone wants to get the most out of their birds and not just eggs. People want happy, healthy birds. I have listed some things you can do to keep your birds happy healthy and productive....
Egg Binding refers to a very serious condition in any female bird that has an egg stuck in the oviduct that she is unable to pass.
This is a hot button topic for a lot of people, so I'm not looking to give advice. I'm looking to make people aware of something that's a reality in chicken keeping.
Just as a dog or cat will occasionally need its nails trimmed, you may find your chickens will occasionally need their nails trimmed. Though this may sound like a scary task, it is all quite...
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