how-to-protect-chickens

Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothing and accessories on their chickens in order to dress them up. If you are going to costume your chickens, advises Brigid McCrea, PhD, associate professor at Delaware State University and extension poultry specialist, for the health and safety of your birds keep the following clothing guidelines in mind:

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Winter?
October 28, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites With winter setting in, you’re probably wondering what does a chicken coop need for winter. To keep your backyard chickens safe and comfortable this winter, make sure the …

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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
June 8, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper. When thinking about the onslaught of predators your …

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to …

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Do Dogs and Cats Kill Chickens?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do dogs kill chickens? Do cats kill chickens? These two questions come up a lot among chicken keepers. The simple answer to both questions is yes, but …

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What Killed My Chicken?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow – Keep a flock for long and sooner or later you’ll be asking yourself, “What killed my chicken?” Many marauders love our backyard chickens as …

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How to Protect Chickens from Hawks
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites When I walked out to the chicken coop and looked up, I was horrified to see a red-tailed hawk calmly eating one of my White Leghorns. When …

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Ask the Expert — Late Summer e-edition 2017

Add to Favorites Gardening with Chicken Manure Fresh chicken manure in the garden — let me know if I’ve come up with a technique that is okay, or please warn …

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Ask the Expert — June/July 2017
June 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Missing Feathers This is a photo of one of my black sex link chickens. She is a one-year-old that is losing her feathers from her head and …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2017
April 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Treating a Wound from a Predator My dear chickens have had two predator attacks in the past few weeks, resulting in some head feathers being ripped off …

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