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After more than a two-month absence, virulent Newcastle disease (vND) has resurfaced in the United States.
Resident asks city to consider allowing back yard chickens | Pipestone County StarPipestone resident Danielle Thompson has officially asked the Pipestone City Council to consider amending its current code to allow backyard chickens within city limits. "I am requesting this change because as a rural community, I believe it should be allowed that residents [can] have up to eight chickens at their residence," Thompson wrote in a letter to the city.
Lewiston's 'Chicken Cheat Sheet' The keeping of up to six female chickens is permitted in the rural-agricultural, low density residential, suburban residential, medium density residential and the neighborhood conservation "A" districts on lots of no less than 30,000 square feet developed with single family detached dwellings including mobile homes on individual lots.
How Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? (VIDEO) - Backyard PoultryHow Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? (VIDEO) AtBackyard Poultry , we love to tackle common reader questions, such as why have my chickens stopped laying? and why are my chickens laying soft eggs? With our popular Chickens in a Minute video series, we've created quick, informative videos to answer your common queries in an entertaining way.
Flystrike Treatment for Livestock and Poultry - Countryside Animals and flies seem to go hand in hand on a farm. So what is flystrike? If you have livestock, you most likely battle the common stable fly, and you're always on the hunt for effective fly deterrent strategies. If animal manure piles up and is not composted properly, your fly population will increase past the point of annoyance.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) recently certified Cobb-Vantress' U.S. operations as an Avian Influenza (AI) Clean Compartment, helping to continue Cobb's promise of making quality protein accessible worldwide.
Sometimes your backyard poultry need a little more than a dust-bathing—this just might be one of those times
Save Money on Chicken Feed by Sprouting Garden Seeds Your garden's been planted, the season is almost over, and more than likely you've got some partial seed packets, or packets that never got planted. Maybe you have some seeds from previous years that you've been hanging on to but haven't planted either.
How Big Should a Chicken Coop Be and Other Details to Design Your First Coop
7 Ways to Get Cleaner Chicken Eggs Raising your own flock of layers is a great way to get fresh eggs, but particularly during wet, mucky weather, the chickens will tend to get their eggs dirty. Here are a few things you can do to minimize that: Put nest boxes in the coop before your hens start laying.
Edmond City Council vote on urban chicken ordinanceAn ordinance making it easier to own chickens in Edmond has now passed. RELATED:Edmond City Council members vote to draft new urban chicken ordinanceIt would allow up to two chickens at properties from 8,000 sq. ft. to 9,999 sq. ft. and four chickens at properties from 10,000 sq. ft.
Chicken Coop Cleaning, Egg Collecting and More!
Things to know about keeping backyard chickensSaturday afternoon at Tractor & Supply, Kimberly Lester brought a few of her feathered friends to talk about raising backyard poultry. It's been trendy of late, across the nation, prompting some municipalities to change the rules to allow up to four hens, but Lester is a long-time aficionado of the practice.
Shawnee Planning Commission: Urban chicken ordinance proposed; permit requiredShawnee City Code may be amended to make allowances for chickens to live in town - under the right conditions. Shawnee City Code may be amended to make allowances for chickens to live in town - under the right conditions.
Poultry Diseases and How to Prevent ThemPoultry are not disease free, and it is important that you create an environment that will protect these birds from as many diseases as possible. If you intend to eat your chickens or consume their eggs, you will want them disease free for yourself as well as their own well being.
Sheffield Lake Council tables chicken proposalSheffield Lake City Council's chicken regulation controversy will go on as Council voted Aug. 13 to table an ordinance to create a legal framework for homes and businesses until the next Council work session in September.
Should I Get Chickens? Pros, Cons and a To-Do Checklist for Hobby Farmers - HomeAdvisorLivestock is not typically what comes to mind when you hear the word "hobby." Gardening? Sure. Pots filled with tomatoes and herbs, raised beds full of greens, and even rows full of corn are commonly found in the backyards of hobby farmers, especially in rural areas.
How to Build a Chicken Coop: The Essentials | The Tiny LifeAre you just starting out with chickens on your farmland or homestead? Chickens need a place to safely live, sleep, and lay eggs. Here is your beginner's guide on how to build a chicken coop, including all the essential factors like food & water needs, nesting boxes, and more.
How to Build a Chicken Coop: The Essentials | The Tiny LifeAre you just starting out with chickens on your farmland or homestead? Chickens need a place to safely live, sleep, and lay eggs. Here is your beginner's guide on how to build a chicken coop, including all the essential factors like food & water needs, nesting boxes, and more.
Chickens in the cityWe published quite an interesting story a week ago about two men questioning an ordinance that prohibits ownership of pet chickens within Ashland municipal limits. Justin and Chuck Literal want to challenge the ordinance preventing them from having chickens and rabbits in the city.
Do Skunks Kill Chickens? Take Steps to Protect Your Flock
Can I Raise Chickens In My Area? - Backyard PoultryBackyard chickens are becoming one of today's hottest pets. Big names including Julia Roberts, Lady Gaga, Oprah - and most recently a contestant on The Bachelor - have helped terms like #chickenenthusiast trend, bringing fame to the "pets with benefits" category. But backyard birds are not just for celebrities.
Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas - Backyard PoultryNowadays we're conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back to our rural roots. These desires have led to a trend in backyard chicken keeping that's not exclusive to those who own acres and acres of land.