Grit and Oyster Shells: Do Your Chickens Need Them?

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Unfortunately, a lot of people think that grit and oyster shells are the same things. They are not. Your hens require both oyster shell and grit. Without it, serious health issues can arise, such as Sour Crop and Brittle Bones. So now we know that our ladies need oyster shells and grit as additives to […]

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Hen Eating Their Own Eggs. How Do I Stop Them?

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Hen eating their own eggs can be a huge problem once it takes hold. It’s a behavior that needs to be stopped quickly as other hens may decide to join in and that is a difficult thing to stop. This is one of the last problems you want as a chicken keeper because many of […]

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Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them

Fisher Cat: How to Protect Your Chickens from Them Fearless, vicious, sneaky, and deadly; is the common perception of a fisher cat. While some of this is true, we will 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 […]

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Chicken Roosts: What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them

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Chicken Roosts, you would think that there isn’t much to write about regarding roosting perches, right? As ‘seasoned’ poultry keepers, we sometimes are surprised by seemingly simple questions that new folks ask – but keep on asking! We take for granted things that we have found or worked out, maybe second nature to us, but […]

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7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning

7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning

I’m betting that some of you are already going ‘eww’ and have started scratching! The good news is that chicken mites live on chickens (in general) – not people. Although they can and will bite you, possibly causing local skin irritation. If left untreated, mites can be extremely harmful to your chickens and can even […]

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Chicken Bullying: How to Stop Them Pecking Each Other

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Todays’ article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – chicken bullying. It is more than establishing the ‘pecking order’- it is systematically picking on one or two hens for no apparent reason. Bullying can be limited to feather plucking or escalate into full-blown warfare, with the receiving hen being severely […]

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Dried Mealworms: Should Your Chickens Eat Them?

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Mealworms! Shake that packet and chickens come running from every corner of the yard. Chickens love dried mealworms, no doubt about it. But should you be feeding them to your flock? It really depends on the supplier. As always, higher quality ones are more expensive but in terms of your flock’s health it’s definitely worth […]

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Chicken Diseases: 5 Common Flock Problems And How To Treat Them

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Today’s topic is common disease and problems found in your flock that you can usually treat at home. Some of the diseases and problems that can plague chickens are easily dealt with at home using common remedies that you likely have in your medicine chest. As we all know, running off to the veterinary every […]

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