Chickens can eat a wide variety of foods from your kitchen, but there are some foods to avoid. Read about those foods on our blog.
Keeping waterfowl healthy is easy with proper care. But knowing about the three most common illnesses in waterfowl may help if yours get sick.
If you experience the loss of your young chicks, Meyer Hatchery is here to help. Read about many common health issues that happen in chicks.
Let’s take a look at what exactly is coccidia and how to diagnose an infection in your poultry, and how to best deal with an infection.
Wild birds in your chicken coop can bring diseases and parasites to your flock, Read how to deter wild birds from gathering in your coop.
If you have chickens, they probably have worms. Read about what to do about worms in your flock and why you would worm them.
Keep your chickens from getting bored with our ideas for enrichment activities to help prevent aggressive behavior.
Proper feed storage is important to keep chickens healthy and protect feed from spoilage. Read some tips on proper poultry feed storage.
Egg eating is a bad habit that sometimes happens in a flock. We have some helpful tips on how to deal with a hen that develops an egg eating habit.
Here are a few ways to help your chickens learn to lay in their nesting boxes.
Eggs that have deep yellow yolks definitely catch the eye. Here’s a list of foods to give your chickens to help enhance that yellow yolk color.
Learn what signs to look for when your pullet (young hen) is ready to begin laying. Around age 16-20 weeks old, a pullet begins laying eggs.
Meyer Hatchery carries a wide range of poultry feed for your flock. Read about different types of poultry feed and nutritional needs for each age.
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.
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.
Do you live where the winter temperatures can be extreme? If so, your flock could be susceptible to frostbite on their combs, wattles, and toes. Learn how to deal with frostbite in your flock here!
Coop clean out is an important part of chicken husbandry, and doing it safely is important for your health as well. Read more for best practices.
New to raising chicks? Spraddle Leg can sound like a scary term. What can be even scarier is when you experience it for the first time! Learn about it here!