Feed & Health

Chicken Diseases And Your Backyard Flock

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino With the rapid and seemingly unstoppable spread of avian influenza across the United States in 2015, the containment and control of this disease is at the forefront of most …

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De-Stress Your Chickens With Prebiotics And Probiotics

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert There is a lot of buzz around the chicken world these days about prebiotics and probiotics. First, it’s essential to break down …

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Healthy Poultry Feed: Satisfying Supplements
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Raw Oats or Cornmeal Adding a bit of raw oats or ground cornmeal to your chicks’ feed can help prevent pasty butt, an affliction most common in shipped chicks that …

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Poultry Feed For Molting Season
February 26, 2019 · · 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 and dirty feathers don’t …

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Aspergillosis in Chickens and Other Fungal Infections

Add to Favorites By Brittany Thompson, Georgia One of my oldest hens and the matriarch of my flock, Chirpy, a six-year-old Rhode Island Red, was diagnosed with a fungal infection …

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Winter Feed Supplements
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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