Learn how trace minerals can increase the hatchability, quality and survivability of chicks. Sponsored by Zinpro.
Researchers at the University of Hawaii have sequenced the intestinal microbiome of the Hawaiian feral chicken.
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.
How To Get NPIP Certified - Backyard PoultryAdd to Favorites Knowing how to get NPIP certified is key to taking your poultry hobby to the next level. Many of us sell eggs off the farm, and some of us even sell birds to friends and family, but for those of us who aspire to grow bigger, knowing how to get NPIP certified is the first step in the right direction.
Dust Bathing 101 | Community Chickens Flinging around dirt to get clean seems counterintuitive, but Mother Nature knows what She's doing. Dust bathing is an instinctive activity for many animals, including some mammals and many types of birds like sparrows, ostriches, and most game birds.
Are Chickens Allowed in Your City? | How To Find Out What's Allowed The other day, a friend of mine asked me whether backyard chickens are allowed where they live. Since so many people have this, I thought I would right out everything I've found out. This is the most definitive way to figure out what you can actually do on your land.
Why Do Roosters Crow? Reasons for Crowing While rooster crowing might seem like nothing more than mindless noise to us, it plays a variety of important roles in mating, security, and more. Why do roosters crow? Let's take a closer look, including how you can potentially limit any disturbance.
Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Feeding chickens scraps from the kitchen is a great way to give them healthy treats and make sure your leftovers don't go to waste. Next time you clean out your refrigerator, scrape the dinner plates or bring home leftovers from dinner out, why not set some aside for your flock?
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.
Free-Ranging Your Chickens Free-ranging your chickens can seem idyllic and peaceful. Watching them roam in the backyard, pecking at bugs, can be soothing. But in reality, there are some dangers to be aware of. Nutrena poultry expert Twain Lockhart offers some tips for the care and feeding of your free range flock in this video.
Countering the negative effects of Campylobacter on the poultry gut can help to prevent Campylobacter colonization.
Advancements in data science and digital technologies could help unlock the potential of the microbiome to make poultry and other food production more efficient.
Integrating New Chicks into Your Flock | Community Chickens Excited about new chicks, but nervous about introducing them to your existing flock? Elizabeth Mack walks you through bird dynamics to keep everyone safe. Bringing new chicks home can be a stressful time, but it's especially nerve-wracking when you have an existing flock.
How to Tell if a Coyote Killed Your Chickens, Livestock, Pets | Nite Guard Have your pets or livestock or chickens been mysteriously disappearing? Are they showing up with inexplicable wounds? Are you finding signs that point to struggle? Or are you finding cryptic remains that leave you frustrated? Closure is important to humans, especially with animals we've raised or with whom we've bonded emotionally.
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.
The same technology used in COVID-19 vaccines may one day be used against two poultry diseases, infectious bronchitis and infectious laryngotracheitis.