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Boredom Busters 2.0

Boredom Busters 2.0

f you experience harsh winters, your flock may get “coop fever”, much like cabin fever that so many of us humans experience when we are unable to enjoy the great outdoors due to bad weather. I’ve put together a few fun and easy ideas to keep your birds moving and grooving throughout the winter.

Winter Chicken Keeping Tips

Winter Chicken Keeping Tips

Customers frequently ask if their coop needs a heat source during the winter. The answer is no. The important thing is to keep the drafts down on your girls while protecting them from the winds and precipitation. They need to be kept dry and have access to fresh water and feed.

Dealing With Chicken Flock Illness

Dealing With Chicken Flock Illness

Dealing With Chicken Flock IllnessThis 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 reevaluate...

Crooked Toes in Chickens: Causes and Treatment

Crooked Toes in Chickens: Causes and Treatment

Crooked or bent toes in chicks can be an unsightly condition, but in the majority of cases, having bent toes does not affect the chicken’s ability to live a completely normal life. Crooked or bent toes (bending sideways) is different from a condition called curled toes paralysis (toes curl under causing the bird to walk on the top of the foot). Here are a few reasons when and why your chicks may develop curled or bent toes and how to treat them.

Coccidia Vaccine Versus Medicated Feed

Coccidia Vaccine Versus Medicated Feed

Coccida thrive in humid and warm locations, so the first line of defense is to keep that brooder litter clean and dry! Spilled waterers and a build up of chick manure will very quickly allow the coccidia in the environment to gain a foothold and explode, allowing your chicks to become heavily infected very quickly.

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