Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu: How to Spot It and Why It Matters

Backyard Chickens and Bird Flu How to Spot It and Why It Matters Blog Cover

In December 2014, they confirmed that bird flu (also known as Avian Influenza or HPAI H5) has spread to the US for the first time since 2004. Since December, more than 40 million turkeys and chickens have been killed due to the virus. This is a worrying time for many backyard chicken keepers, with many […]

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Quick Guide for Beginner Bird Owners – 8 Bird Facts You Should Know

Quick Guide for Beginner Bird Owners

Most beginner bird owners may have been drawn to the world of bird ownership mainly because of their visually appealing feather colors and patterns.  However, these feathery friends are more than just their colorful plumage.  They can bring you joy and entertain you with their vocal talents. But they also come with a responsibility and […]

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Old English Game Chicken — Everything You Need To Know

Old English Game Chicken

Can you recognize an Old English Game chicken?  This fierce, powerful chicken breed exudes a strong disposition and indomitable spirit, and they were once the dark aces in cockfighting.  They boast stunning feather colorations ranging from iridescent black to a glossy silver duckwing, classy wheaten, and crele plumage.  No wonder why they drew many poultry […]

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The Cornish Chicken Breed Profile – All You Need To Know

cornish chicken

If you’re confused about the Cornish Chicken and the Cornish Cross, you aren’t alone. Even for a chicken fanatic, digging up the correct information on these two varieties of chickens can take time. So, let’s sort that out right off the bat—the Cornish chicken is not the same as the Cornish Cross broiler. The Cornish […]

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Marek’s Disease Is 100% Preventable

Marek's disease

Are you worried about Marek’s disease in chickens? Whether you’re raising chickens for eggs or meat, this is a disease you’ll want to be on the lookout for since it can decimate your flock. What is Marek’s Disease? By far, Marek’s disease is one of the most common poultry diseases out there. Merek’s is one […]

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Best Bird Cages – Buying Guide and Review [2021]

Best Bird Cages

There’s a wide variety of bird cages online, but how can you find the best one for your feathery companion? Birdcages are more than just a basic need for birds. It should feel more of a home where they’ll find security and freedom at the same time. But choosing between different types and sizes may […]

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How To Tell A Rooster From A Hen (Is it a Boy or a Girl?)

rooster from a hen

So, how do you determine the sex of those just-hatched fluff balls in your incubator? And how do you tell a rooster from a hen? Sexing a chick can be easy (sex link chicks), or it can be a mysterious art form that takes years to perfect (vent sexing). This article will give you some […]

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Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It

feeding chickens to death

We all love our chickens and want to do what’s best for them. I know I love nothing more than spoiling them with kitchen scraps and homemade treats, but did you ever stop to think you might be feeding your chickens to death? Over-feeding your girls can lead to obesity and a whole lot of […]

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The Miracle of Chickens’ Feathers

miracle of feathers

All birds are covered to a greater or lesser extent with feathers. We really don’t think about the amazing ability of chicken feathers and their use. The very first birds, Archaeopteryx, were huge, terrifying beasts. They are one of the first known appearances of the feather, enabling this dinosaur to fly! Several others dinosaurs also […]

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