Chicken Heat Stroke and 7 Shade Ideas for Your Flock

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 12:21 pm

The temperature here has reached a blazing ninety one Fahrenheit in the Northeast, with oppressive humidity to match. It’s almost impossible to go outside without wilting.

Chickens cannot sweat like us, so hot weather can be seriously problematic for them.

Whilst they can acclimate to hot climates pretty well, they do not do well in sudden heatwaves- these are the dangerous for your birds.

We have… [Read More]

The Simple Way to Tell How Old Your Chickens Are

How to Tell the Age of Your Chickens

Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Most people know the approximate age of their birds when they first get them.

But how do you know their age if you are given some birds or rescue some?

Knowing the age of your chickens is crucial, without it it’s difficult to know their egg laying ability, what to feed them and what their general health should be.

Ageing a chicken is obviously not… [Read More]

Seven of the Biggest Chicken Myths

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Sometimes old wives tales linger on long enough to become folk legends that people still believe in to this day.

As people become more and more disconnected from their food source, the ‘legends’  continue and can even expand.

Over the years I’ve heard many myths about chickens, some entertaining, but others just outright lies!

We are going to straighten out some of those for you in… [Read More]

Top 11 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Chickens

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 12:35 pm

Over recent years, many people have taken the plunge and decide to keep chickens.

Unfortunately, some people have done so without doing even basic research into the care and upkeep of their flock.

Subsequently, some birds languish or die simply from lack of appropriate care or attention.

This is certainly something you don’t want and something which can be easily avoided.

We have put together some of… [Read More]

Are You Prepared For Chicken Trouble? How to Create a Backup Plan

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Today we are going to look at a few of the problems and issues that can come with caring for chickens.

Of course, these issues don’t arise solely for chickens, but for any livestock you are caring for- even pets.

Your animals and birds rely on you to feed, water and house them so it’s impossible to just ‘drop the ball’ and ignore their welfare.

However sometimes… [Read More]