It seems like there are outbreaks of salmonella every other week. An outbreak can cause millions of eggs to be recalled every year. Can you prevent salmonella in your chickens? How do they even get salmonella? How can you remain safe from it? What is salmonella? Salmonella is a bacteria that can live in many […]
Your chickens are more than happy to spend their entire day scratching through the dirt and eating everything in sight. While quite natural for a chicken, their constant churning is hard on grass and other plants inside your run. With the right landscaping, you can create an area that is healthy, beautiful and safe for […]
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, […]
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 […]
Learn the basics on battling the inevitable bumblefoot. Though it’s not usually a life threatening infection, you should be prepared to treat it!
Chickens and other backyard fowl don’t need much. Just make sure they have a clean and safe space with plenty of food and water and they’ll be happy.