Sour Crop in Chickens: What is it And How to Treat it

Sour Crop In Chickens What Is It And How To Treat It Blog Cover

What is sour crop? It is something we all hear about from time to time, but hopefully will never experience with our hens.

We are going to delve into what it is, how to treat it and how to avoid it in the future.

Also we’re going to take a look at impacted crop which is something a bit different from sour crop and sometimes the two are confused.

They are very similar and one… [Read More]

Keeping Guinea Fowl with Chickens: 9 Things You Must Know

Keeping Guinea Fowl with Chickens 9 Things You Must Know Blog Cover

It’s becoming more and more common to raise Guinea fowl with chickens. So we have put together some useful information for you regarding these birds and what sort of room-mates they make for your chickens.

It’s important to know that Guinea fowl and chickens are vastly different in their lifestyle and habits. This may sound like stating the obvious but it does need to be understood that they are very different birds indeed.

This article… [Read More]

Bumblefoot in Chickens: The Complete Care and Treatment Guide

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Bumblefoot, also known as pododermatitis, is quite common in chickens.

When you think about chickens’ feet, they do even more work than your feet! They are up and about all day and then when they go to bed they still stand on their feet. It’s really not surprising that they do suffer from foot problems occasionally.

A chicken’s foot has sixteen small bones in it so that they have a great deal of flexibility with… [Read More]

Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment and Care

Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens Causes, Treatment and Care Blog Cover

There are several different causes of diarrhea in chickens.

Some are fairly normal and will resolve themselves on their own, yet others can be problematic.

Seeing it for the first time can be quite alarming!

In this article we are going to take a look at causes of diarrhea and explain what you can do to help your birds.

Chicken Diarrhea Causes and Treatment

At this point it would be helpful to have a visual… [Read More]

7 Natural Ways to Boost Your Chicken’s Immune System

7 Natural Ways to Boost Your Chicken’s Immune System Blog Cover

At this time of year, we are all suffering from the winter blahs to some degree.

Chickens too can get ‘low’, after all there is little fresh green food available, exercise is limited, and daylight is short.

So what can you do to help boost your chicken’s immune system and get them feeling ‘peppy’ for the spring season ahead?

We have come up with 7 natural ways to help your hens beat the winter blues… [Read More]