Feed & Health

Feed for Orange Yolks
October 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Healthy Feed By Lisa Steele One of the first things you will likely notice when you start raising your own chickens is how thick the egg whites …

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin Seeds & Guts?
October 15, 2021 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

When raising backyard chickens, it’s important to understand what to feed chickens to keep them healthy on a daily basis. But they absolutely love pumpkin, which is loaded with so many great nutrients.

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All Cooped Up: Marek’s Disease
October 15, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) is one of the best-known poultry diseases. It causes tumors and immunosuppression in mainly chickens, but is occasionally seen turkeys and quail.

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A Guide to Recognizing and Treating Chicken Foot Problems
October 12, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Two common chicken foot problems and leg ailments are leg mites and bumblefoot, both of which are easy to treat. Less common, but sometimes mistaken for either leg mites or bumblefoot, is a type of arthritis known as gout, which is far easier to prevent than to treat.

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Do Your Chickens Need Supplements?

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert A stroll down the poultry aisle in your favorite feed store may display more options for chicken supplements than you knew existed. …

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
October 12, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods (think yogurt, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, buttermilk, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, even beer and wine!) and chicken diets as well, although the process has been used for hundreds of years as a food preservation method.

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
October 12, 2021 · · Feed & Health

With so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it’s good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered pets feel better quickly. We are all uncertain at times, but there are certain criteria you can use to assess if your bird has sick chicken symptoms.

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Discover Honey’s Antibacterial Properties to Treat Traumatic Injury in Poultry
October 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Throughout the ages, honey has traditionally been used to treat and prevent infections, and our ancestors knew well honey’s antibacterial properties. Honey has been found in the …

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The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens around Your Family Dog

Knowing your pet is extremely important before diving into the world of chicken husbandry, along with training and safety if you decide to take the leap. Here are some things to consider when raising chickens with dogs.

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How to Build an Automatic Chicken Feeder
October 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

I thought, “Why not have the animals together? The chickens could roam to their hearts content and even help keep the bugs away from the goats.” It was a good thought, at least until the next day when it was time to feed the chickens some grain.

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