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Necrotic Enteritis in Chickens: A Complete Overview of Enteritis in Poultry

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Are your chickens not looking well? Are they experiencing diarrhea and not moving as much? It could be a symptom of an underlying condition. One common sickness is necrotic enteritis in chickens. Enteritis in poultry is a controllable disease increasing in number, causing about $6 billion loss worldwide in poultry production. A warning sign that […]

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Amberlink Chicken Breed – Laying, Temperament, Characteristics

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Having an Amberlink chicken in your flock pretty much guarantees it a year-round spot on the “Employee of The Month” wall!  With a terrific blend of sought-after traits, the Amberlink is a very well-balanced, all-around performance chicken with an excellent temperament. A champion egg layer with strong shelled and beautiful medium-dark brown eggs, Amberlink is […]

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Delaware Chicken: Care, Egg Laying and Pictures

delaware chicken

Delaware chickens are a relatively new breed of chicken to the chicken world. In the 1940s it was all set to become the broiler industry ‘superstar’, but things went awry and Delaware languished and fell into obscurity. They are only around today thanks to a few dedicated individuals who kept and raised this breed. In […]

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Chicken Predators: Signs of Attack and Prevention

Just last week, mid-day, I noticed my hens clucking far out from the coop, not just one hen, multiple. They would also idle by the chicken coop but not enter the run. A chicken predator during the day is not common in this area, but I immediately went to check. Sure enough, a younger opossum […]

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How To Raise Chicken And Quail Together

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When it comes to backyard birds, it would be wonderful to adopt the mantra, “The more, the merrier.” In the case of many types of barnyard poultry, it is easy to keep a melting pot of birds together. It’s possible to raise chicken and quail on your farm, it’s not such a good idea to raise […]

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The White Rock Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

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The White Rock chicken is an all-star chicken that will get the job done on the farm, and serve up dinner too. This American breed originated in Massachusetts and was named after Plymouth Rock. While the White Rock is often referred to as a breed on its own, it is actually a variety of the […]

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New Hampshire Chicken All You Need To Know: Color Varieties and Temperament

New hampshire chicken

Although they look very similar to the Rhode Island Red, the New Hampshire chicken never attained the Rhode Island Red’s runaway success. It was overshadowed by the success of the Rhode Island Red, even though they created the two just several years apart. The fact that they look very similar may have had something to […]

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Why Using Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs

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In an ideal world, we would let our chickens free-range all year round, and we’re sure they would appreciate us for this. However, what do you do during the winter, when predators such as foxes are desperate and risk an attack during the daytime? The answer is chicken tractors. You could keep your chickens in […]

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Chicken Parasites: The Complete Guide Part 2

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Note: This is the second of a two-part series on chicken parasites. This article will focus on internal parasites and the first part of the series focused on external parasites. In the first half of this series, we focused on discussing the harm that parasites can cause your chickens. We won’t repeat this information again; […]

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Chicken Scratch: What You Need To Know Before Feeding

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Have you fed your chickens some chicken scratch before? They love it. They will come running when you shake that bag – but should they have it? Is it good for them? Do they need it? We love to give our hens treats, but we need to remember that they need a properly balanced diet. […]

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