Feed & Health

How to Make Homemade Black Drawing Salve for Your Chickens
May 24, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Black drawing salve is an extremely easy salve to make for your chickens. You can use this salve to treat and heal wounds, or to keep flock members from pecking at wounds.

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Dangers in the Coop
May 24, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Are dangers lurking in your carefully planned chicken house? A sturdy coop offers shelter from weather and predators and a quiet refuge for the laying hen.

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
May 24, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. …

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Herbs and Pasture Plants for Chickens to Eat

Add to Favorites By Amy Fewell – Chickens are the gateway livestock to every homestead, and if you’re a natural chicken keeper, you’ve probably wondered what are some good herbs …

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When Can Chicks Go Outside?

Keeping brooders at optimal temperatures helps babies stay healthy. But when can chicks go outside?

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All Cooped Up: Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis, also known as mycotic pneumonia, is a fungal disease resulting from the inhalation of mold spores. This disease can affect most animals, including humans.

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Introducing New Chickens to Established Flocks — Chickens in a Minute Video
May 19, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Once chicks are fully feathered, they are ready to stay outside. But introducing new chickens directly into an established flock can be rough.

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Feeding Backyard Chickens: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
May 19, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Nutritional deficiencies are a relatively rare problem for a flock of backyard chickens, ducks or other poultry. Of greater nutritional concern are the following five easily avoidable mistakes commonly made in feeding poultry.

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Oviducts and Salpingitis
May 17, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Chickens are the original egg assembly factories. Inside those fluffy bodies are conveyer belts where eggs are “built” through assembly-line techniques.

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
May 17, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods (think yogurt, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, buttermilk, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, even beer and wine!) and chicken diets as well, although the process has been used for hundreds of years as a food preservation method.

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