backyard-chickens

What is the Best Feed for Chickens in Summer?
May 28, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Serving your flock the best feed for chickens in the summer months makes a big difference. The feed you use will affect how they handle the stress of …

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How to Bathe a Chicken
May 25, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Do you know how to bathe a chicken? Do chickens like baths? Hell no! There is a reason for the saying, “I’m madder than a wet hen.” …

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Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens
May 20, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don’t sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited …

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Chicken Mites & Northern Fowl Mites: Controlling Infestations

Add to Favorites By Laura E. John – The goal of most poultry flock owners is to reap all of the benefits from their investments of time, money and labor. …

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A Guide to Clipping Chicken Wings
May 16, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Clipping chicken wings is a good skill to have if you’re going to raise backyard chickens. Unlike humans, who periodically get a hair cut, shave, and nail …

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Chicken Spurs: Who Gets Them?
May 14, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites I’ve got a flock of mixed breed hens and a few roosters. In the beginning, my knowledge of chicken spurs was limited to the roosters. But then …

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How To Administer the Marek’s Vaccine to Poultry Chicks

Add to Favorites By Laura Haagerty — Do you know the proper way to administer the Marek’s vaccine to your chicks? Marek’s disease is very prevalent everywhere there is poultry, and …

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Training a Chicken or Turkey to Come When Called
May 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Dogs and dolphins aren’t the only animals you can train to come when called. Almost any mammal will “come” for food … even backyard chickens and turkeys. …

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Poultry Cognition—Are Chickens Smart?
May 6, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Are chickens smart? Research reveals that they learn fast, feel emotions, have good memories, and use complex logic and social tactics.

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
May 5, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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