Feed & Health

Winter Feed Supplements
February 26, 2019 · · 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 …

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Keep Biofilm Out Of Your Flock’s Drinking Water
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Poultry drinkers that aren’t regularly scrubbed often develop bad-tasting biofilm that discourages drinking. Reduced drinking, especially during hot weather, can lead to dehydration, poor health, and fewer eggs. Biofilm is …

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Feed for Orange Yolks
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

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 are and how …

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3D Printer Gives A Chicken A New Leg, Better Life

By Kenny Coogan, Florida A team at Tufts University and a Massachusetts farm have combined efforts to create a prosthetic leg using a 3D printer for a hen named Sweet Cicely. It is …

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Coping with Losing a Chicken

By Brittany Thompson, Georgia Yes, you read the title of this article correctly. Special people like us who do love their chickens like family members, occasionally losing one or more …

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Breakfast of Champion Poultry Layers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Good-quality layer feed is all your chickens really need to eat, but by adding a few supplements to their feed you can provide your flock a healthy boost to their immune systems …

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Respiratory Distress in Chickens

By Wendy E.N. Thomas, New Hampshire Abnormal breathing in a chicken could mean the bird is hot, scared or it might mean that the bird has a respiratory disease. The average respiratory rate …

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Are Chickens Lactose Intolerant?
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

One of the many sources of nutrients my chickens enjoy in their varied diet is milk from my Nubian dairy goats. Sometimes they get it fresh and warm, straight from …

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How to Compost Chicken Manure
February 25, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Chickens provide us with hours of companionship, fresh eggs, and manure! Lots of manure. About one cubic foot of manure is produced by each chicken in approximately six months. Multiply …

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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar for Chickens (and You!)
February 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Apple cider vinegar for chickens is a great way to keep your flock healthy. Chicken experts advise adding apple cider vinegar to your chickens’ water. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar, with …

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