Harvesting Eggs 101: How to Take Your Eggs from Coop to Custard without Contaminants

So, you’ve built the coop, brooded your babies, and spent countless hours worrying about predators and whether or not you’re “doing it right.” Now we anxiously await the day that these ladies start “earning their keep.” And then it happens!…

Coop Wear – Why You Shouldn't Wear Your Coop Boots to the Local Feed Store

Your feet can track nasty things into your poultry yard. Even though it may be a bit of a badge of honor to walk into the local feed & grain in your best pair of dirty muck boots, you really…

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…