Europe's poultry sector will be hoping that the coming winter does not turn out to be a repeat of last year's in terms of a series of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.
Adding foliage such as hedgerows to pasture-raised chicken operations could help reduce heat stress, improving growth rate and immune response, according to the findings of a study published in Frontiers in Animal Science.
Do Chickens Attract Rats in the City?
How to Compost Chicken Manure - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Chickens provide us with hours of companionship, fresh eggs, and manure! Lots of manure. About one cubic foot of manure is produced by each chicken in approximately six months. Multiply that by the six chickens in an average backyard chicken flock and you have a mountain of manure every year!
How to Start a Chicken Business | Community ChickensKeeping chickens can easily turn into a rather addictive hobby. If you have the space for it, it's usually not long before a small flock turns into a larger flock. After all, it's hard to resist the cute faces of peeping chicks, or the draw of adding a few Easter Eggers to your flock, or the thrill of breeding some rarer varieties.
Avoiding Moldy Chicken Feed Problems
How to Feed Chickens Corn and Scratch Grains - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites When I first started keeping chickens, I felt that feeding scratch grains was necessary. I don't remember where I heard this, but I fed scratch grains with corn daily. A short year later, I learned how to feed chickens corn and scratch grains.
A Few Dos And Don'ts When Winter Sets - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia Before I go too far, let's take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior. Feathers are designed to resist wind, sun, and precipitation. Duck and goose feathers shed water due to natural oils.
Pick Red and Green Foods and Alternate the Colors as Your String Them
Types of Chicken Combs - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites How many types of chicken combs are there? When I was gifted a Leghorn by a neighbor, I was scared that it was a rooster and not a pullet. The comb was so large that it gracefully flopped over to one side.
The History of the Bantam
Can Chickens Eat Corn Cob? Yes! - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites JFA Speckled Sussex with Corn Cob Treat Leftover corn cobs don't need to be thrown away. You may wonder can chickens eat corn cobs? Yes they can. They can be used to make a nutrient-rich activity treat.
How to Use Diatomaceous Earth For Your Chickens
They are doing very well! They are so fluffy after their baths! Then they actually slept all afternoon wrapped in towels. First on my lap each individually then all together in the towels in the coop. Poor babies were exhausted from their long trip!! The grays are Calypso & Jazzy & Blanca the white lil gal!
How To Tell If Eggs Are Bad - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites If you've ever wondered how to tell if eggs are bad or not, you're not alone. The internet is awash with tips, tricks, and partially informed answers that may or may not be correct. Today I hope to clarify a few things. Firstly, let's define what I'll be calling a "bad egg."
What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, shape, and color. People who have a small flock of backyard chickens with several different chicken breeds can learn to recognize eggs from each hen.
Age-Appropriate Chores for Children with Chickens - Backyard Poultry He was only a few years old when I let him go down to the chicken coop all by himself to collect morning eggs. I should've known it was not an age-appropriate chore, but he was excited. Full of pride, joy, and giggles, he brought one little egg from the coop.