Raising Poultry for Eggs
One of the most popular reasons why people decide to get chickens is for having their own fresh eggs. I thought I’d spend some time discussing the particulars of raising poultry for eggs, something that I’ve been doing since childhood….
A Note About Chick Handling and Salmonella
With the rise in popularity of backyard poultry, the Centers for Disease Control is seeing a rise in reports of salmonella. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, or abdominal cramping in humans. The illness can range from mild to life…
Chick care through 4 weeks of age
Your chicks are growing by leaps and bounds! You have been diligently feeding them chick starter everyday, changing out their water, remembering to add vitamins. You started off at 95 degrees, but are reducing that temperature by 5 degrees each…
Painting and/or waterproofing the inside of your chicken coop?
A couple things to keep in mind if you are painting and/or waterproofing the inside of your chicken coop. If the waterproofing produces strong toxic fumes, leave plenty of time in the building process to let it dry/cure/and air out….