When, Why, and How to Quarantine

Quarantining is a common practice for poultry owners. It is used both as a biosecurity measure and as a general safety and comfort measure. We’ll explore the two main reasons why you quarantine birds…   Reason 1: If one of…

Biosecurity: Integrating New Birds into your Flock

There are two instances where you would be adding new birds to your existing flock. The first is adding young new pullets that you received as day-old chicks and have been brooding in a separate facility until they are the…

The 4-H Avian Bowl Champions

Wisconsin has won its first ever 4-H Avian Bowl! I am sure some of you are wondering what exactly is the 4-H Avian Bowl? First and foremost it is officially called the 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Avian Bowl. It…

Best Results at the Fair

Showing Poultry is a growing hobby in the U.S. and a great way to take your poultry raising experience to a whole new level. Poultry Shows are one of the main ways that poultry breeds are kept at their optimum…

Diatomaceous Earth has a place in treating external parasites in poultry, but it needs to be used responsibly and with full knowledge of how it works. First of all, what is Diatomaceous Earth or DE?  Diatomaceous Earth is a fossilized…