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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Promoting Positive Behaviors and Reducing Negative Behaviors

Whether you are a chicken, parrot, parakeet or human, we are all products of our environment. If you have an environment that has adequate shelter, food and water, most likely you and your pet birds will be happy and healthy.   Promote Positive Behaviors Just like with human kiddos it’s good to offer enrichments at an early age. No matter what type of pet bird(s) you have, try to make sure your birds can do the following:   Fostering foraging/pecking/scratching Foraging and scratching (when birds look for food by “scratching” the ground with both feet) for food is a

Digestive Issues in Chickens

We all want to make sure our chickens are happy and healthy. Just like us humans, diet and nutrition are essential for the overall health of chickens. The following article focuses on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of chickens and how best to keep our birds happy and healthy with respect to diet and nutrition.   Gastrointestinal Tract of a Chicken From start to end, a chicken’s digestive tract is quite different than our own, though there are some analogous parts between our two species. The chicken picks up food with its beak and secretes saliva to help moisten the

Considerations for Selling Eggs

You may have noticed more farmer’s markets and restaurants that source fresh products from surrounding areas since many people have recently refocused on “eating local.”  As part of this interest, many want to buy fresh, local eggs. The benefits of taking part in the buying or selling of these local fresh eggs include increased agriculture region awareness, socialization, and togetherness within your community.   If you have laying hens, you may be thinking about gathering and selling your eggs to meet your area’s demand for fresh eggs. This article discusses what you need to know before selling your eggs 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 “The Chicken: A Natural History,” the domesticated chickens we see in our backyards today are descended from dinosaurs! They are closely related to the

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