Feed & Health

Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infection in Chickens
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes.

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Bird Flu 2022: What You Should Know
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Highly lethal and easily transmitted, this particular strain of influenza can cause severe illness, especially in chicken and turkey flocks. The resulting mortality losses can reach 75 to 100% within days.

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The Truth About Mycoplasma and Chickens
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Mycoplasma — it’s the word you never want to hear when it comes to your chicken flock. Yet, it’s probably the ailment you need to learn about the most since it affects flocks all across the world.

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Complications of a Bird Respiratory System
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

The bird respiratory system is quite different than most animals. Chickens are no exception. It’s one of the reasons chicken keepers become concerned when their chickens show signs of have respiratory issues — like sneezing, wheezing, and coughing.

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
November 7, 2022 · · 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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A DIY Chicken Cone Harvesting Station
November 4, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Whether you are trying out raising meat chickens or you just have a few birds from your laying flock that you’d like to stew, a chicken cone is a basic tool to have on hand and it can be made quite cheaply.

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Chicken Enrichment: Toys for Chickens
October 24, 2022 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Should you provide toys for chickens and other poultry? Professionals agree chicken enrichment is a vital component of chicken welfare.

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Chicken Pecking Order — Stressful Times In The Coop
October 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Introducing a new chicken to your flock? Here are a few steps you can take to minimize the drama of additions to your backyard chicken pecking order.

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin Guts and Seeds?
October 14, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Can chickens eat pumpkin? Of course! They absolutely love pumpkin, which is loaded with so many great nutrients.

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Rooster Comb Care

The comb, believe it or not, has more function than form when it comes to chickens. It’s more than a fancy top hat or proof of superiority. It’s actually a tool chickens use to cool off because they cannot sweat.

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