sick-chicken

Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infection in Chickens
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes.

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A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms
November 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

With so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it’s good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered pets feel better quickly. We are all uncertain at times, but there are certain criteria you can use to assess if your bird has sick chicken symptoms.

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Rooster Comb Care

The comb, believe it or not, has more function than form when it comes to chickens. It’s more than a fancy top hat or proof of superiority. It’s actually a tool chickens use to cool off because they cannot sweat.

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need in Case of Emergency
September 29, 2022 · · Coops

What does a chicken coop need in case of emergency? Learn what you need to have on hand to be prepared for the unknown.

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Grit for Chickens: When in Doubt, Put it Out

Keep oyster shells and grit for chickens available free choice to provide vital nutritional supplements for egg layers.

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Prebiotics and Probiotics for Chickens
September 22, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Consider prebiotics and probiotics for chickens with your first flock to promote healthy microbiota.

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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
July 22, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, and they require some different things to maintain a healthy digestive system.

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Keeping Show Chickens Healthy
June 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Show chickens are hugely entertaining. Fun, as they may be, keeping and exhibiting show chicken breeds can be more involved than keeping run-of-the-mill egg layers.

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What Causes Double Yolk Eggs and Other Odd Eggs?
March 10, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

What causes double yolk eggs? As chicks start to lay eggs, odds are you may find a double yolk egg in your egg basket.

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Caring For Baby Chicks with Pasty Butt
December 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Chick season will soon be in full swing. If you are new to having backyard chickens and just starting out caring for baby chicks, you should be aware of a potentially life-threatening, but easily treatable condition that is fairly common, affecting mainly shipped day-old chicks.

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