The No Eggscuses

Guide to Bird Care

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ABOUT SOCAL NESTBOX

If you’ve got questions about your poultry and pet birds—you’re in the right place! We’ve collected reliable information from across the web and brought it together in one place. Whether you’re a single bird owner or have a flock, we hope you use this information to keep your birds healthy and happy!

Learn more about SoCal Nestbox, get answers to our most frequently asked questions, and drop us a line to see if we can help you with your bird-related question.

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Learn your turkin from your toucan and your francolin from your finch.

POULTRY VS PETS BIRDS

If there’s a sudden death in your flock or an unusually high number of sick birds, it is critical that you report it to help limit the spread of disease.

REPORT SICK BIRDS

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Setting Up a Brooder

The goal of the brooder is to simulate the environment that would normally be present for chicks after hatching. In other words, the brooder keeps your chicks safe, warm, fed and watered.  Big picture, your

  • Newly Hatched Chick On Grass

Sources of Baby Chicks

From a disease, welfare and husbandry perspective, the best place you can source your fertilized eggs or baby chicks from is a farm or hatchery that is part of the National Poultry Improvement Program (NPIP).

  • Chicken At Coop Entrance

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chicken Coop

Maintaining a clean coop is important to reduce the potential for disease transmission. To maintain good sanitation, you will need to periodically clean your coop. Good sanitation includes proper cleaning and disinfection of your coop.

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Common Parasites in Chickens

Most of us are familiar with the parasites that affect dogs and cats, but what some people don't know is that parasites are a common problem in poultry as well. It's essential to be familiar

LATEST BLOG POSTS IN DISEASE PREVENTION

  • Chicken At Coop Entrance

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chicken Coop

Maintaining a clean coop is important to reduce the potential for disease transmission. To maintain good sanitation, you will need to periodically clean your coop. Good sanitation includes proper cleaning and disinfection of your coop.

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Biosecurity at the Feed Store

A feed store is a great place to pick up food, bedding, and equipment for tending your flock. On the other hand, it may also be a place to bring home disease to your flock.

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