Raising Chickens in the City

As people become more invested in their health and more concerned about where their food comes from, there is more demand for backyard chickens. Factory farmed eggs are cheap, but they lack the flavor, color, and nutrients of pastured or backyard-raised ones! If you want to raise hens in a compassionate way for eggs that […]

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Caring For Ducklings In The Winter

Duckling winter care involves diligent, but not complicated or overly time consuming husbandry techniques. The cute little fuzzy ducklings that you hatched or bought will be totally dependent upon your care in order to survive their first few days to weeks of life.  While ducks are incredibly more winter cold hardy than chickens, who can […]

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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.  A very common killer in chickens is coccidiosis, and it’s fairly easy to identify and treat if you know how to catch it quickly.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about coccidiosis […]

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

The Pecking Order What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit’. From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order’. The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy […]

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10 Mistakes Made In Winter With Your Chickens

10 mistakes made in winter with your chickens

It is very important for chicken owners to know how to care for their flock when the weather outside gets colder. Some places might not get snow, but others get several feet of snow, and either way preparing for winter is a wise thing for everyone to do. I will share ten different mistakes chicken […]

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6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops

6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops

Whether you are a new chicken owner, or a long-time lover, one of the most important aspects of keeping a healthy happy flock is their housing. Walk-in chicken coops fit the bill because they are easy to clean, accessible, and allow for chickens to have enough elbow room to stretch and grow. When looking for […]

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Raising Quail On The Ground And Ground Pen Information

Ground-raising quail is gaining popularity among farmers and fanciers. Quail lovers have rediscovered the benefits of allowing their quail to live in a ground-pen. Watching their birds interact with the natural environment has become an entertaining hobby for game bird enthusiasts.  Typically, quail are kept in cages, similar to that of a house bird or […]

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Newcastle Disease Causes Massive Culling of Poultry in California

newcastle disease

Imagine waking up to a knock on the door, and a slew of people alleged to be government officials alert you that your entire flock of beloved chickens is scheduled to be destroyed. This is the reality many California residents are facing due to a recent outbreak of Newcastle disease (vND). The disease started out on […]

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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 […]

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Bumblefoot in Chickens: The Complete Care and Treatment Guide

Bumblefoot in Chickens The Complete Care and Treatment Guide Blog Cover

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 […]

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