Feed & Health

Building Your First First Aid Kit for Chicken Injuries

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino, Idaho Dealing with an illness or injury is unavoidable when raising any animal. Usually medical help for your sick pet is no further than …

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Poultry & Produce—Keeping Your Poultry In Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida “When we were given five or six adult chickens, we learned that we had to keep the chickens out of the garden area, …

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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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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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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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Respiratory Distress in Chickens

Add to Favorites 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. …

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