Safe Feeding and Chicken-Proofing your Yard

Safe Feeding and Chicken-Proofing your Yard

I am often asked questions regarding foods and plants that are poisonous for chickens. There is a very long lists of plants that are potentially poisonous to chickens. And I say potentially because the chickens have to actually eat these…

Bedding for Baby Chicks

Bedding for Baby Chicks

What to use as bedding for your baby chicks is an important consideration. Pine wood shavings are an obvious choice, but there are other things to consider before you fill your brooder with pine shavings. I usually wait until my…

I want Quiet Chickens. What breed should I choose?

I want Quiet Chickens. What breed should I choose?

It is very hard to officially state that a particular breed of chicken will be the most quiet. This is mainly because quietness, or lack there of, tends to be more of an individual trait than a breed-wide trait. So…

Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis is one of the most common ailments that affect chicks and is one of the most likely causes of death in chicks under 6 weeks old. Coccidiosis in chickens is caused by one or more of 9 species of…

Starting a Poultry-Based Business

Starting a Poultry-Based Business

Now is a good time to start a poultry-related business. The popularity of poultry raising in backyards, as well as a growing concern over food quality, has opened new windows of opportunities for new businesses with poultry focuses. As the…

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