Category Archives: Poultry Health

Are Backyard Chicken Eggs Healthier?

We’ve talked before about all the positives of having your very own backyard chicken eggs; they’re delicious, fresh, organic and, to some degree, even free. But what about nutritious? Are backyard chicken eggs truly healthier or are they just more delicious? Let’s find out! Healthier Environment Eggs from backyard chickens (or any free-range, pasture raised […]

Mites and Backyard Chickens; Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Girl with Her Grandmother checking chicken for symptoms of lice and mites

Even a world-class poultry keeper can encounter infestations of lice and mites on their chickens. After all, these pests are everywhere and love to travel. For many, just the thought of these tiny intruders is enough to bring on itching. While some species will bite humans, they can be deadly for chickens. Early detection, eradication, […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Chicken’s Water Clean

A chicken prepares to drink clean water from a water dish in a chicken coop surrounded by wire fencing in backyard

Chickens are delightful pets to watch, care for, and spend time with. While your chickens may be happy to see you, they can effectively keep each other company if you don’t have time to hang out, and they produce a sometimes unseemly number of eggs. Unfortunately, they’re also somewhat untidy creatures and take a reasonable […]

Wintertime Flock Nutrition

Wintertime Flock Nutrition. Feeding a Barred Rock hen by hand in winter.

Ah, ’tis the season…to chow down on every carb that’s not nailed down! Humans store energy during cold weather, but chickens actually crave more protein in their diet to get them through winter. While you’re shopping to stock up on pasta, grains and delicious baked goods, what kinds of feed and supplement are on your […]

How to Brood Baby Chicks

Jumbo Cornish Cross Chickens for Sale

Learn about brooding baby chicks in a fun and simple way geared towards first-time raisers or anyone looking to learn how to breed newborn baby chicks!

Battling Bumblefoot: What You Need to Know

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Learn the basics on battling the inevitable bumblefoot. Though it’s not usually a life threatening infection, you should be prepared to treat it!

The Low-Down on Poultry Vaccines

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Learn more about poultry vaccines! Knowing when to vaccinate or not can be the difference in your flock. Educating yourself is key in protecting your flock.