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…

Washing and Refrigerating Eggs - is it necessary for your own eggs?

Washing and Refrigerating Eggs – is it necessary for your own eggs?

According to egg sales regulations in this country, eggs have to be kept refrigerated at or below 45 degrees F. If you are in the business of selling your eggs, you should legally abide by this rule. Your state’s Agriculture…

Giving Poultry as a Gift

Giving Poultry as a Gift

Holiday Gifts from Purely Poultry The season of giving and holiday gifting is upon us, and many poultry enthusiasts may be thinking of giving poultry as a gift. It is important to be responsible when gifting live poultry. Be certain…

Is Your Bird a Boy or a Girl?

Is Your Bird a Boy or a Girl?

Once chickens are full grown, it becomes clear which are the roosters (males) and which are the hens (females). Roosters are larger and taller in stature than hens. Roosters also crow or Cock-a-doodle-do! They act differently than hens – being…

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