Can people catch Avian Influenza from their poultry?

Can people catch Avian Influenza from their poultry?

Avian Influenza has the potential to infect people. Currently, according to the FDA, a person would need to have extensive direct contact with infected birds in order to catch it. So keep your hands away from your face, and wash…

What do I need to know about Avian Influenza?

Avian Influenza or Bird Flu is a serious issue in the U.S. this Spring. Since December 2014, there have been many cases of the disease reported, and there will certainly be more to come. So everyone with birds – whether…

What are the Biggest Challenges When Raising Poultry?

What are the Biggest Challenges When Raising Poultry?

What are you getting yourself into? You know you want to be self-sufficient and raise birds for either nice fresh eggs or your own meat or both. You’ve researched the basics for their care. But what are the biggest challenges that…

freaky facts about chickens

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Ready for Chickens

So you have decided that you want chickens! First of all, I can say that chickens are easy to care for! They are healthy and hardy, and most people don’t experience any issues or problems. Chickens are truly a pleasure…

raising quail

Raising Quail – Alternative Small Space Production

Alternative farming enterprises and especially those that fit into small scale farms and homesteads are gaining lots of interest lately. Raising quail is one such enterprise that is becoming more and more popular. And there is a good reason for…

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