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Newcastle Disease In Poultry: What It Is, and Why There Was A Massive Culling of Poultry in California

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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. In 2019 many California residents had to face a bleak reality. It was a Newcastle disease outbreak (vND). The disease started on […]

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Herbs for Chickens: How I Use Herbs in My Coop

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Using herbs in your coop can not only make it smell nicer, but it can also provide medicinal and protective benefits for your chickens. Today, we are going to look at some of the herbs that are most useful in and around your flock for their health and wellness. I have chosen herbs that are […]

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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 […]

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6 Beautiful Walk-in Chicken Coops

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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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Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment and Care

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There are several different causes of diarrhea in chickens. Some are pretty normal and will resolve themselves independently, yet others can be problematic. Seeing it for the first time can be quite alarming! In this article, we will look at the causes of diarrhea and explain what you can do to help your birds. Our […]

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10 Mistakes Made In Winter With Chickens

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Chicken owners need 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. I will share ten different mistakes chicken owners make, why they are wrong, […]

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Raising Chickens in the City

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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

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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 depend on your care to survive their first few days to weeks of life.  While ducks are incredibly more winter cold hardy than chickens, they can only comfortably tolerate 45-degree temperatures […]

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Raising Quail On The Ground And Ground Pen Information

Raising quail on the ground 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 […]

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Sand In Your Chicken Coop-Should You Use It?

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Sand in your chicken coop is a good question. Most folks use conventional bedding materials in the coop and run. Spreading straw, hay, or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people, however, use sand as a flooring material. This prompted us to take a look at the positives and negatives of […]

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