Feed & Health

Can Chickens Eat Oatmeal?
December 7, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can chickens eat oatmeal? Yes. They certainly can! Oatmeal for chickens is one of my favorite treats to serve my flock in the winter. Warm oatmeal for …

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Winter Windowsill Herbs for Chickens

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson — Growing herbs inside is a great way to beat the winter blues. Right now, most of us are bundling up, hunkering down with …

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Winterizing Your Flock; A Winter Menu for Poultry

I receive calls each winter concerning loss of chickens or the reduction in egg production. Both of these issues are related to diet.

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6 Ways to Prepare for Raising Chickens in Winter
December 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

As winter is soon to set in, fall is useful for making some necessary preparations. Raising chickens in winter has its challenges, but these six tips for fall flock preparation will help your chickens get through the colder months in good health.

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Winter Feed Supplements
December 2, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Just as in human diets, excess fat in your chickens’ diet should be limited to prevent unhealthy weight gain and health issues, but when it comes to providing an energy source for your flock through the winter, you just can’t beat it.

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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
November 29, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, …

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Four More Diseases That Specifically Threaten New Chicks

Chicks lack immunity to a wide array of viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal diseases that may be found around the world and at all times. Strong biosecurity measures are particularly important when caring for newly hatched chicks.

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All Cooped Up: Fowlpox
November 22, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Fowlpox is an old viral poultry disease that frequently affects backyard flocks. It is found worldwide and was first described as early as the 17th century. It is most commonly seen in chickens and turkeys, but almost every bird species can become infected including wild birds and indoor birds like canaries.

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DIY Chicken Treats That Kids Can Make

Add to Favorites By Jenny Rose Ryan These easy projects are great for kids of all ages and can be adapted to use what you have on hand.   Seed Ring:  …

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All Cooped Up: Erysipelas
November 18, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Erysipelas is found worldwide and most commonly affects turkeys. Fighting, picking, and artificial insemination in birds like broad-breasted turkeys are risk factors for contracting erysipelas because they all have the potential to create lacerations.

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