Backyard Poultry Care2020-09-11T07:23:58-07:00

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

Much like areas of your home need a deep-cleaning regularly to get rid of the dirt and grime that’s left behind after day-to-day cleaning, your beloved birds’ homes should be cleared out, cleaned and disinfected frequently. Cleaning and disinfecting aren’t the same thing. Cleaning means clearing out the cage or coop, removing all dirt, litter, feathers, manure and spilled feed, and washing with soap.  Disinfecting involves applying a specific solution to kill harmful microorganisms and

Don’t Wing It: All You Need To Know About Stocking Reliably

Sunshine is here again! The threat of Virulent Newcastle Disease has been banished for now, so some of you may be thinking about welcoming chicks into your homes again. But where should you go to get chickens? Are all hatcheries the same? We’ll give you the inside s-coop here.    Not all hatcheries are created equal While all fluffy chicks look adorable, they may not all be healthy and safe to bring home. For this

The Eggcellent Guide to Raising Chickens With Kids

Many people think of dogs as the ideal best friend. However, we would suggest that chickens also make great friends and wonderful additions to your family, especially if you have children. Whether you are already raising chickens with your children or considering getting them for the first time, it is important to remember that keeping them requires a lot of care and attention. Having chickens can be an exciting adventure and we have great tips

Environmental Enrichment for Backyard Chickens

Environmental enrichment may initially sound like a fancy term, but it really just refers to activities you can provide in your flock’s coop and surrounding access areas that can promote their natural tendency to investigate and explore! At the same time, enriching your chickens’ environment can boost their health and egg production. Environmental enrichment is known to be beneficial for many types of animals from zoo animals to our own dogs and cats. Backyard chickens

Raising Backyard Ducks for Eggs

When we think about eggs, we often assume that chicken eggs are the only option! However, waterfowl (birds that spend a lot of time in the water) like geese and ducks are often great egg layers, and their eggs carry significant nutritional benefits for human health. In this article, we will share some of these amazing benefits: Duck egg whites are often richer in albumin, a healthy source of protein that our bodies need to

About Poultry’s Past

Have you heard the one about when the chicken crossed the road… to domestication? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s a question many poultry fans have, but many don’t know how chickens got their start. Bird owners might not be aware of the fascinating history of our modern-day chicken, so read below for a scratch on the surface of the long and interesting history of poultry. According to Joseph Barber, author of

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