Pests & Parasites2020-06-15T09:43:08-07:00

Pests & Parasites

Keep out those critters. While your birds may love the great outdoors, it does come with some dangers in the form of little and big pests and parasites.

This topic includes:

  • What are the common parasites?
  • Basics of pest management
  • How to protect your birds from wildlife and feral birds

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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 with which parasites affect birds, so we can be vigilant and protect our flocks. What are parasites? A parasite is an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (also known as a host). These parasites benefit from the host by getting food at the host’s expense. There are internal and external parasites that affect our feathered friends. Internal parasites live

Protecting Your Poultry from Pests, Wild Birds, and Predators

Raising poultry is exciting, but it definitely takes some work to keep your birds safe while outside. You’ll want to protect your birds from hungry predators, pests and wild animals that can pass on diseases to your birds and to you!   Wild Birds  It’s important to keep your poultry separate from wild birds, turkeys, and waterfowl, like ducks and geese. As fellow members of the bird family, wild birds can pass-off certain diseases to our domestic birds. That means it’s very important that we create barriers around our poultry, and practice good biosecurity, to minimize the risk to

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