Have you ever wondered about diatomaceous earth uses in poultry? When I first started raising chickens for eggs, I noticed that many poultry people talked about using something that they only referred to as “DE”.Read More
Pullorum disease and fowl typhoid are both caused by two strains of the Salmonella enterica bacteria. Though virtually eradicated from commercial flocks in most developed countries, outbreaks in backyard flocks, game birds, and wild birds still happen.Read More
Add to Favorites Oregano is one of my favorite herbs to use for backyard chickens. It’s easy to grow from seed in the spring, preferring well-drained soil in the full …Read More
Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them a fighting chance. Precocial as they may be, chicks are still vulnerable to their environment, which is why we as good stewards must give them the tools to survive and thrive.Read More
If you have cats and are raising meat chickens, be aware of the potential dangers of toxoplasmosis in humans.
Anyone who has had chickens for more than a few minutes becomes aware of the devastating protozoal disease coccidiosis, which happens wherever chickens are.Read More
What is coconut oil good for in your chicken coop? Well, plenty! We started using coconut oil on our homestead a few years ago, and haven’t looked back since.Read More