Feed & Health

Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
March 30, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Buying baby chicks from a reputable breeder or hatchery and providing them a clean, warm place to grow with 24/7 access to clean fresh water and good-quality chick starter feed will generally result in healthy chicks, but sometimes you’ll still encounter issues.

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Treating Livestock and Chicken Eye Problems
March 27, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Livestock and chicken eye problems need to be treated as soon as possible. When our chickens and livestock get an eye injury or any type of wound, …

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How to Make Suet Cakes for Chickens
March 21, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Need some ideas for what to feed your backyard chickens over the winter? As the weather gets colder, the treats I feed my flock focus more on energy and warming properties instead of being cooling and hydrating like summer treats.

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When Can Chicks Go Outside?

Keeping brooders at optimal temperatures helps babies stay healthy. But when can chicks go outside?

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Chicken Feed: Does Brand Matter?
March 20, 2020 · · Feed & Health

It’s a common question when you’re figuring out what to feed chickens. What chicken feed brand should you choose for your feathered friends?

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
March 17, 2020 · · 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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Diatomaceous Earth Uses in Chickens
February 27, 2020 · · Feed & Health

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”.

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All Cooped Up: Fowl Typhoid and Pullorum Disease
February 25, 2020 · · Feed & Health, Members Only

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.

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Oregano for Chickens: Build Stronger Immune Systems

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 …

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Make an Herbal Snack Bar Wall Hanging
February 22, 2020 · · Feed & Health

You can quickly construct an herbal snack bar using a shipping pallet. We made two different gardens using pallets.

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