Boredom Busters 2.0

Boredom Busters 2.0

Boredom Busters 2.0 Chicken boredom is something you definitely want to avoid within your flock.  Boredom can lead to trouble like feather picking, egg-eating, and an overall unhappy flock. If you experience harsh winters, your flock may get “coop fever”,...
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...
Meyer Hatchery Welcomes Lisa Steele!

Meyer Hatchery Welcomes Lisa Steele!

Meyer Hatchery Welcomes Lisa Steele In any realm of backyard chicken keeping, the name and wisdom of Lisa Steele has most likely been shared.  Lisa is the creator of Fresh Eggs Daily, a blog and a Facebook page that has quickly grown to include multiple books such as:...