Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

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Fearless, vicious, sneaky and deadly; this is the common perception of a fisher cat.

While some of this is true, we are going to take a look at this solitary creature and then assess how you can best protect your chickens from predation.

The native Indian people admired the bravery and ability of this solitary hunter in their native tales and imagery.

Known by the Indian names of uskool, pekane, or wejack, depending on the… [Read More]

Chicken Diapers 101: Should Your Chicken Use One?

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Did you ever imagine in your wildest dreams that you would be putting a diaper (nappy) on a chicken?

No?

Well, read on my friends. Chicken diapers may have seemed like a harebrained idea a few years back, but now it is commonly done.

Around 1% of urban households in the larger US cities (New York, Los Angeles) keep chickens. Whether they were backyard or strictly house pets wasn’t differentiated, but judging by the sales… [Read More]

Heated Chicken Waterer: What’s Best for Your Flock?

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It’s getting to be that time of year again when those of us in ‘the frozen North’ can all look forward to frozen drinking troughs and waterers and a trek through the snow to take fresh water to our flock.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to do that trek several times a day? Well, you can avoid some of it and we’re going to talk about how today.

Heated chicken waterers… [Read More]

Chicken Water Nipples: All You Need To Know

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Chicken drinking nipples are a fairly recent innovation in the backyard poultry world although the commercial industry has been using them for several years.

In fact, regular drinkers have not been used in the commercial poultry field for years.

One of the biggest benefits of drinking nipples is the fact that it keeps the water fresh and clean.

In this article we will explain how to set them up, how to train your chickens to… [Read More]

Chicken Wormers: All You Need To Know

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Chickens, like most mammals and birds, are prone to worms.

Some of these little beasties can cause all sorts of problems for your chickens.

We are going to give you a ‘worm primer’; what they are, what they do and how to treat them, before explaining how to prevent occurring in the first place.

There are a few different types of worm so we will take each one individually and run through symptoms, causes and… [Read More]