Responsible Ownership2020-06-15T09:40:08-07:00

Responsible Ownership

Being a responsible owner involves more than knowing how to take care of your birds. It also includes following your city’s regulations for poultry and being a good neighbor. This section will include:
  • Debunking common myths about bird ownership
  • Finding your city’s regulations about poultry ownership
  • How to sell your eggs

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Preparing Poultry for the Big Show!

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Taking Care of Chickens in Cold Weather

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: Except for Chickens! A Guide to Keeping Your Flock Warm in Cold Weather Has the cold weather and almost freezing temperatures been getting you down? Well, just like us humans, it’s especially important for poultry (including chickens) to stay warm. If backyard chickens have to deal with prolonged cold, this can decrease their metabolism, reduce their egg production, and lead to increased sickness or even death. In this article, we’ll cover signs your chickens may be displaying in reaction to cold weather and ways to keep your feathered friends warm, so the cold

Compassionate Choices: Consideration for Euthanizing a Backyard Chicken

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The Marvelous Anatomy of Chickens: Nature’s Feathered Wonders

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