Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes.
Feathers are actually a very complex part of the bird; the development of the feathers and the feather follicles is extremely involved.
Consider prebiotics and probiotics for chickens with your first flock to promote healthy microbiota.
Here’s what you need to know about raising baby chicks before you bring them home.
Do chickens need heat in winter? Only the babies, and only for a short time. But how long do chicks need a heat lamp?
Raising chicken eggs for hatching and incubating chicken eggs is something many of us do every year. Some of us set eggs for our own use at home and are not overly concerned about hatching rates.
‘Tis the season! And, no it’s not a national holiday like Christmas, but it might as well be. It’s chick season!
Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, shape, and color.
Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid them.
Add to Favorites Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the …