Guineas, More Than Just Tick Control

Guinea Fowl or Guineas are very well known as tick-control birds – they seem to be the first fowl-based solution that comes to mind when someone complains about ticks. Indeed Guineas do voraciously feed on insects including ticks and many…

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…

Why Should I Raise Wild Geese?

Having a flock or family group of Canada Geese on one’s property usually incites strong emotions – some people really dislike their presence, and others find the atmosphere they produce to be sublime, interesting, and beautiful. Canada Geese are the…

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 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…