Dealing With Chicken Flock Illness

Dealing With Chicken Flock Illness

Dealing With Chicken Flock Illness This post is written for Meyer Hatchery by our guest blogger: I’m Hannah of Muddy Oak Hen House sharing my story on illness hitting the backyard flock.  I have had the displeasure of learning the hard way and was forced to...
Flock Health: What is Marek’s Disease?

Flock Health: What is Marek’s Disease?

What Is Marek’s Disease? Marek’s disease is a type of avian cancer caused by a virus. It primarily affects chickens between the ages of 4 – 20 weeks. It can rarely affect turkeys. It is not zoonotic, which means it cannot be transmitted to humans. Marek’s...
Biosecurity for Your Backyard Flock

Biosecurity for Your Backyard Flock

Biosecurity For Your Backyard Flock In recent news, southern California is dealing with an outbreak of a highly virulent strain of Newcastle disease. This outbreak means that many backyard flock owners must have their flocks humanely euthanized for the protection of...