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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, […]

Brooder Temperature: It’s More Than Just A Number

Brooder Temperature

Brooder temperature is the most important element that you need to monitor to ensure young chick survival. However, there are many ways control brooder temperature and baby chick comfort.

An American Classic: The Rhode Island Red

rhode island red chicken

The Rhode Island Red Chicken came about in the same Frankenstein-ish type of way that has given birth to so many other popular heritage chicken breeds.

Mail-Order Chicks: What You Need to Know

mail order chicks

Ordering chicks by mail might seem strange, but it’s actually pretty safe! Read more about how to handle getting your own chicks shipped!