Worming 101

Worming 101

A lot of new chicken owners worry about their chickens getting worms. In this case, we don’t mean earthworms, which your chickens will love eating. We mean intestinal worms, endoparasites, like roundworms. Worms can be very serious, not allowing your…

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…

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…

Niacin Deficiency in Young Waterfowl

Niacin Deficiency in Young Waterfowl

Different species and types of birds have different nutritional needs. This seems really simple and obvious, yet sometimes in the hubbub of feeding a group of young birds people find that they haven’t paid as much attention to what feed…

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