Following a first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a chicken flock in northern Israel earlier this month, cases have now been detected in a second flock in another region, as well as cases among captive water birds.
A case of Newcastle disease has been confirmed in a backyard flock of birds in southwestern Russia.
From Customer Lori B – North Carolina My little angels arrived they are so adorable they walk around and follow me when I talk to them around their nursery. I am going to let them be for a while and encourage them to use their brooder heat pad. They are really sweet they look very intently at me when I talk to them and they are eating and drinking. Thank you for making our dream possible!
From Customer Gary E - New York The chickens “fluffel” and “Petunia” are doing very well. Their trip across America has created a bond between them and they are visibly unhappy if they are separated. They are being very well cared for and getting lots of love. We have been giving them treats like berries and bananas. We have several silkie books and we check with them often to see what treats are favored and good for them. I have attached some photos for you. #Silkie_Chickens #amber_waves_silkies
Water is necessary for success on a poultry farm, yet it is often overlooked. Keeping a clean water system prevents disease, saves time and leads to greater flock performance.
A high throughput automated individual vaccine delivery system could enable the poultry industry to effectively vaccinate every individual chick on the day of hatch.
GPS technology could help manage the spread of disease on poultry farms within minutes of the first report of disease symptoms.
A new report urges European countries to prepare for likely outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry and other birds in the coming months. The advice follows a recent spike in outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Russia and Kazakhstan. There have also been new cases in Vietnamese poultry, while the mild form of the disease has been detected among more South African commercial ostriches, and in captive birds at a German zoo.
An audio-based monitoring tool that uses bird vocalizations could serve as an early detection system for problematic respiratory disorders in poultry flocks.
COVID-19 dominated news headlines in 2020, but the poultry industry is very familiar with another coronavirus called infectious bronchitis.
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to align with changes in the poultry industry and to incorporate new scientific information and technologies into the NPIP.
Avian reoviruses are a costly challenge for poultry producers, leading to lameness in broilers, increased culling and mortality and low rates of weight gain and poor feed efficiency.
Responding to an avian influenza outbreak is an ordeal under any circumstance. But when the virus struck in North Carolina and South Carolina during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal health officials had to deal with a new set of challenges.
How to start raising your own chickensWhich came first, the chicken or the egg Andrea Ridout and George the Rooster joins us to give us some advice on how to start your very own chicken farm. For any questions visit AskAndrea.com
Battle over backyard chickens resumes in North Huntingdon North Huntingdon officials this week once again clashed over how to regulate backyard chickens in a prelude to a future public hearing on a proposed ordinance that will set parameters on how hens can be raised in a residential neighborhood. Commissioners on Thursday expressed conflicting opinions on what they wanted
How to Start Raising Chickens For Eggs - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites More and more people, in both rural and urban areas, are starting to raise chickens. Raising chickens for eggs is a great family project and an easy way to be more self-sustainable.
How to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer - Chickens In A Minute Video - Backyard Poultry With summer heat upon us, it's important to remember that high temperatures can be harder on a flock than the cold temperatures of winter. The effects of heat are cumulative and can be enhanced by high humidity so be sure to keep vigilant during heat spells.
Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don't sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited in their ability to cool down. Lots of shade and cool water help immensely if you are wondering how to keep chickens cool in summer.
Michelle Harp looks back fondly on the time she raised chickens in the backyard of her southwest Bakersfield home. As a patient of multiple sclerosis, she said she bought five chickens around five years ago for the nutritious eggs, but she never would have guessed how fun it would be to raise the birds from about the day after they were born.
15 Tips to Reduce FLIES Around the Chicken Coop1. Remove the Poop : Promptly remove nightly droppings from the chicken coop. is the best solution to eliminating this stinky fly attractant and it takes less than a minute daily to keep the coop poop-free! 2. Sand for the Driest Coop Possible: Use sand as chicken coop litter and ground-cover in the run.