How To Identify, Treat, and Prevent Chicken Lice

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It might seem strange to learn that even chickens can become infested with lice. They eat bugs, after all, but these external parasites are not the typical run-of-the-mill chicken treat-type bug. They spread fast and can cause severe problems for the entire flock. Identifying an infestation early, and treating the flock quickly, is extremely important […]

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Chicken Molting: What Is It and How to Fix It

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The autumn leaves are falling from the trees and feathers are falling from your chickens. Chicken molting, what is it? Shorter days and cooler temperatures trigger an automatic response in the chickens and so they molt, shedding the old and acquiring glossy new feathers. This article is a guide to what to expect, how to […]

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Chicken Swing: Which One to Buy and How to Train Your Chickens

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We are all guilty of buying toys for our hens – we just love to spoil them rotten! That’s ok, they deserve it after working hard laying those eggs and raising chicks. One ‘toy’ that has been popular for a while now is the chicken swing – wait, what? A chicken swing? Yes, you heard […]

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How to Train Chickens to Return to Their Coop

Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already.  It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, and if you don’t have the luxury of an automatic […]

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Coccidiosis in Chickens – How To Identify And Treat

Coccidiosis In Chickens

If your chickens start acting ill, your mind might start racing with all the things that could be going wrong.  Coccidiosis is a prevalent killer in chickens, and it’s pretty easy to identify and treat if you know how to catch it quickly.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about coccidiosis in […]

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How to Build a Chicken Coop (The Complete Step by Step Guide)

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Calling all flock keepers and backyard chicken enthusiasts, prepare for your next DIY adventure…Build a Chicken Coop! Once you have decided you want to raise chickens, you will have many questions: How can I build a chicken coop? Where do I purchase/find hens? How do I feed and raise my hens? A chicken coop is […]

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

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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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The Simple Way to Tell How Old Your Chickens Are

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Most people know the approximate age of their birds when they first get them. But how do you know their age if you are given some birds or rescue some? Knowing the age of your chickens is crucial. Without it, it isn’t easy to know their egg-laying ability, what to feed them and what their […]

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

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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

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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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