Maintaining A Healthy Flock

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

Information on Chicken Eyesight Chicken eyesight is amazing! They can see better in color than humans, can detect and see light and color shades better than humans, have three eyelids, can move...
Heat lamps have been shown to be incredibly unsafe and unhealthy for growing chicks. In this article, I discuss reasons why heat lamps are not ideal, and alternatives that can be used in their...
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....
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...
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,...
Introducing New Chickens: Using the “See but don’t touch” Method Chicken keeping is addicting. Along the road of your own chicken raising adventure, you are bound to add new chickens to your...
If you have only a few birds, it can be devastating to lose one. Even if you have a large flock, it is still unfortunate to lose a bird, especially if you could have prevented it with a little...
This is an index of pages for information on raising and processing meat birds. Some of the links have graphic pics.
Most flock owners keep hens as either pets, or for their eggs, the latter being the highest priority.
Egg eating can be frustrating and worrying for first time chicken owners. Where are all your eggs going? Why are your hens full of egg yolk? They wouldn't eat their own eggs would they?...
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...
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.
TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING CHICKENS Lots of times when we get excited about things we jump right into them before even considering what...
Tame chickens are no doubt something important for most of us. I personally hate few things worse than a chicken that starts squawking and flying everywhere at my presence. That being said, it’s...
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...
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