Feed & Health

Ask the Expert – Special Issue 2021

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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How Permaculture Chickens Improve Sustainability
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Chickens are one of the most versatile livestock for the small farmer, lending themselves to nearly any venture, from backyard to commercial. They also play a unique role in the exciting world of permaculture.

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Growing Fodder for Chickens
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

If you are a backyard farmer who frequents the internet for advice, chances are you’ve come across the concept of growing fodder for chickens.

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Protein and Enzymes in Organic Non-GMO Chicken Feed

Chickens’ diets influence the nutritional value of the eggs or meat they produce, so flock owners find it important to feed organically to avoid the genetically modified organisms, pesticides, and herbicides present in most conventional feed.

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Homeopathy for Poultry and People

Two homeopathic remedies I have used the most through the years for chickens and the people (me), who had to learn the hard way how to handle chickens, are homeopathic Arnica montana and Ledum palustre.

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Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no cause for concern.

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Dangers in the Coop
September 20, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Are dangers lurking in your carefully planned chicken house? A sturdy coop offers shelter from weather and predators and a quiet refuge for the laying hen.

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Poultry Feed For Molting Season
September 15, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites During the fall molting season, your chickens will begin to lose their feathers and grow in new ones in preparation for the upcoming cold weather. Old, broken …

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Chickens and the Complications of a Bird Respiratory System
September 14, 2021 · · 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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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin?
September 13, 2021 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

A pumpkin chicken treat is no trick. Can chickens eat pumpkin? Yes. It is a healthy source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and calcium, that the chickens love, with the added benefit of an immune boost.

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