Chicken Bullying: How to Stop Them Pecking Each Other

Chicken Bullying

Todays’ article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – chicken bullying. It is more than establishing the ‘pecking order’- it is systematically picking on one or two hens for no apparent reason. Bullying can be limited to feather plucking or escalate into full-blown warfare, with the receiving hen being severely […]

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What Is The Best Drake to Hen Ratio When Raising Ducks?

Drake to Hen ratio

“Drake to hen ratio” is a common term in the duck raising and breeding world. What does this mean, and why should you care? Perhaps more importantly, have you ever wondered what the drake to hen ratio is for your favorite duck breed? Wondering which type of ducks are better suited for laying eggs than […]

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All You Need To Know About Rooster Crowing

rooster crowing

Cock-a-doodle-do, is a universally known sound that just about everyone knows. Roosters are loud and proud and like to let everyone know they are in the neighborhood! But seriously, why do they crow? There are several reasons why a rooster may crow, and we will run through those here, but maybe a rooster crows just […]

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Diatomaceous Earth For Chickens: Why and How To Use Properly

Diatomaceous Earth and chickens

Diatomaceous Earth For Chickens: Why and How To Use Properly If you’re looking for natural ways to treat your flock for parasites, you may want to add to your care plan diatomaceous earth for chickens. More and more chicken owners have jumped on board with natural methods of coop care in recent years. Luckily, more […]

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Chicken Life Cycle (Learn the 4 Key Stages)

Life cycle of chickens

We all love our feathered friends, but how much do we know about their life? What happens after the egg is fertilized? What developmental stages do they go through? How long do they live? We thought we would take the time to look at the life stages of our lovable chickens and answer some of […]

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Ducks In The Summer Heat

ducks in summer heat

It’s the middle of summer, and it is boiling outside. Nobody wants to complain – after all, the bitter chill of winter is likely still fresh on your mind! – but there are some considerations you need to make when raising livestock, including ducks in the summer heat.  Ducks are enjoyable animals to raise, especially […]

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All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

Today we are going to focus on Infectious Coryza– a fairly common respiratory disease in chickens. It’s also known as ‘roup’, catarrh, ‘pip’ or IC. We are going to explain what it is, how the chickens get infected, the problems it causes, the treatment for infected birds and finally, how to help prevent your flock […]

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7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning

7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning

I’m betting that some of you are already going ‘eww’ and have started scratching! The good news is that chicken mites live on chickens (in general) – not people, although they can and will bite you, possibly causing local skin irritation. If left untreated, mites can be extremely harmful to your chickens and can even […]

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Aggressive Rooster: How to Train Him to be ‘Mr. Nice Guy’

Aggressive Rooster How to Train him to be ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ Blog Cover

We constantly hear of roosters that are mean to the hens and their keepers. Today we are going to give you a few tips on how to make a rooster ‘Mr. Nice Guy’. That means you’re going to learn how to tame your aggressive rooster! It will take some time and patience, so have a […]

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Electric Fence for Chickens and Goats

electric fence for chickens and goats

We’ve all heard that “good fences make good neighbors” and once you deal with animals it makes a lot more sense! While you may have the courtesy not to wander onto your neighbor’s property and scatter their mulch, the same can’t be said for your chickens! Hoofstock is a whole other ballgame – particularly goats. […]

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