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My Chicken Ate Glass: What Should I Do?

So you just watched, in horror, as your chicken blissfully pecked at some broken glass; now what? Chickens are curious creatures who hunt and peck for anything dime-sized or smaller. And if that object is shiny or different, they are likelier to spot and try it–glass is no exception. In this article, we’ll understand the […]

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Infectious Bronchitis in Chickens 

Did you know that the coronavirus also affects chickens? Infectious bronchitis virus, often called IBV for simplicity, belongs to the same coronavirus strain that mostly affects poultry. It is highly contagious and will cause your flock many issues if infected. The good news is that there is a vaccine for IBV, though most backyard chicken […]

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Goat Mastitis: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Have you ever noticed your goat’s udder getting swollen? Goat mastitis is an inflammatory affliction of the mammary gland caused by bacterial infection. It can adversely impact milk quality and production. Plus, it is very uncomfortable for the mother goat and negatively impacts her growing kids because they will also get lower-quality milk. In this […]

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Java Chicken Breed Profile: Everything You Should Know

Did you know that the Java chicken is the second oldest chicken breed? Javas are an old heritage breed developed in the United States in the early 1800s but originated from the Java Islands before then. Unfortunately, the breed is not well documented. According to the Livestock Conservancy, they are listed as critical, making them […]

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Rickets in Chickens: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Are your chickens beginning to have weird postures? Do they walk funny or sometimes don’t walk at all? If you happen to see these unusual behaviors with your chickens, you might want to know about rickets in chickens. Rickets is often called “poverty of the bones” caused by an unbalanced diet with key nutrient deficiencies. […]

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My Chicken Ate a Frog: Now What?

So your chicken just ate a frog or a toad…what does that mean, and should you be concerned? Generally, it’s not an issue unless your chicken suffocates or eats a poison frog. Chickens are omnivores. They eat a variety of foods, including both plant and animal matter. While chickens primarily consume grains, seeds, insects, and […]

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Can Ducks Eat Chocolate? 

  Whether you’re raising ducks or greet them often in your nearby park with a pond, you’ve probably wondered which treats you can share with them and which you cannot. Perhaps there was a time that you had some extra chocolate in your hand and were tempted to give it to your ducks. The question […]

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Coccidiosis in Goats: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Ever heard about Coccidiosis in goats? Coccidiosis, a common parasitic infection in goats, is caused by various species of coccidia that affect the intestinal tract. Particularly threatening to young goats, this disease can lead to diarrhea, dehydration, and weight loss, impacting overall herd health. When left untreated, it is usually deadly—especially in young kids. Let’s […]

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Do Chickens Attack Humans

If you’ve ever mentioned that you have or want to have chickens in your backyard, someone is bound to mention the time they got attacked by a mean rooster as a kid. But why do chickens attack humans? And is there anything you can do to prevent it? We cover all of that and more […]

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Fowl Pox in Chickens: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Ever heard about fowl pox in chickens? Have you ever wondered if it’s contagious or fatal to your flock? Fowl pox in chickens is a viral disease that is contagious and needs your immediate intervention. The avian pox virus causes it and can manifest as wet or dry. Luckily, this is not a fast-spreading viral […]

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