Prepare your flock for emergencies. Meyer Hatchery shares tips and tricks for a flock preparedness kit and making sure your flock is ready for the unexpected.
Learn about cannibalism in poultry. Learn why it happens and how to prevent it by reducing stress, providing a balanced diet, and implementing other strategies to keep your flock happy and healthy.
Essential tips for selecting the perfect chicken coop size. Learn about flock capacity, coop height, ventilation, and see a helpful infographic with minimum square footage recommendations.
Learn how to assess the body condition of your backyard chickens! Discover the importance of body condition scoring (BCS), common reasons for poor chicken condition, and ensure your chickens live long and healthy lives.
External parasites like mites, lice, fleas and ticks can infest chickens. Read how to treat your chickens to eliminate these pests.
Poultry waterers and freezing winter weather can be a struggle. Meyer Hatchery has tips for how to manage winter waterers without electricity.
Supplemental lighting in your coop during winter can increase egg production from your hens. Read why it works and what to consider.
Waterfowl such as ducks and geese need access to water for bathing, to keep their feathers healthy, and keep the nasal cavities clear.
Nutritional deficiencies in waterfowl can be prevented and corrected. Learn symptoms and remedies for nutritional issues in ducks and geese.
Read on the Meyer Hatchery blog about how a hen’s diet can affect the quality, quantity and nutritional content of her eggs.
There may be times when you need to wrap a chicken’s foot. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on wrapping a chicken’s foot effectively.
Green Muscle Disease is a condition that happens in large meat chickens that grow rapidly. Read more about how to prevent it.
Fowl pox in chickens is seen in two forms: wet or dry. Read about fowl pox and how to protect your chickens from this viral illness.
Raising or treating your chickens naturally can seem daunting if you are unfamiliar with natural treatments or supplements.
Tessa shares her experience in dealing with a sick hen, then getting a necropsy performed to gain knowledge about her flock’s health.
Bumblefoot in poultry is a condition that can cause lameness. The cause can vary, but treatment is usually necessary.
You may occasionally find a weird egg like blob in your nest box. What is a lash egg, what causes it and what can you do about it?
Chickens have a wide variety of parasites, including the gape worm, or gapeworm. Read more about how to detect and deal with it.