Molting Season: High Protein Treats

Molting Season: High Protein Treats

High Protein Treats For Your Flock’s Molting Season Fall molting can disrupt your flock’s laying habits, but there are lots of ways to supplement their feed to help their feathers grow back healthy and strong! Not all hens will stop laying during their molt, but...
Dealing With Poultry Mites

Dealing With Poultry Mites

Dealing With Poultry Mites Mites. Just the word gives me the feeling of creepy crawlies. Chickens can become infested with many different types of external parasites, and mites might just be one of the worst. A mite infestation can cause health problems for a flock,...
Fly Control In The Chicken Coop

Fly Control In The Chicken Coop

Fly Control In The Chicken Coop Controlling the fly population in your chicken coop and run is important for several reasons. Let’s take a look at why you need to keep the flies in check and how you can go about doing that. Be a Good Chicken-Owning Neighbor If the fly...
Importance Of Calcium For Laying Hens

Importance Of Calcium For Laying Hens

Importance Of Calcium For Laying Hens The modern laying hen has been bred to produce a staggering amount of eggs each year. The White Leghorn and Golden Buff are particularly adept at laying approximately 300 eggs per year as long as they are managed appropriately....
Overgrown Beaks: Care And Management

Overgrown Beaks: Care And Management

Overgrown Beaks: Care And Management While there is so much planning and consideration that goes into raising chickens, one of the more overlooked aspects of their care is the potential need for beak care and maintenance.  The tips of our chickens’ beaks are made out...
How to Identify and Treat an Egg Bound Hen

How to Identify and Treat an Egg Bound Hen

How to Identify and Treat an Egg Bound Hen When a hen has an egg stuck inside her oviduct and is having difficulty passing it, that is a term we chicken keepers call being egg bound. Regardless of the cause, a hen that is egg bound has a life-threatening emergency. If...