Understanding and Preventing Bumblefoot in your Chickens

2022-11-10T04:07:37-08:00

When dealing with any disease we have a tendency to focus all of our energy on treating the disease and then moving on to other issues. However, like most diseases and conditions in poultry, bumblefoot is largely a consequence of less-than-ideal husbandry practices. This means that you can prevent bumblefoot by optimizing a few simple husbandry practices. What is Bumblefoot? Bumblefoot is a bacterial infection or abscess of the foot. It’s caused by a cut/scrape to the chicken’s foot that gets contaminated by different species of bacteria that are present and often ubiquitous in the environment including the bacteria Staphylococcus

Understanding and Preventing Bumblefoot in your Chickens2022-11-10T04:07:37-08:00

Preparing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in SoCal: Tips and Resources for Backyard Owners

2022-11-10T03:29:04-08:00

Our temperate winter climate is not only appealing to the estimated 39 million people that reside in California; it is also the perfect habitat for the approximately 6 million ducks and geese that migrate south in the fall and winter. This migration of waterfowl follows the “Pacific Flyway” which traverses Alaska to the southern tip of Chile. In addition to the birds, any diseases they may be infected with, including viruses, migrate south in the fall and north in the spring with them. One of the viruses that are endemic in waterfowl is Avian Influenza (AI). Unfortunately for our chickens

Preparing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in SoCal: Tips and Resources for Backyard Owners2022-11-10T03:29:04-08:00

Collecting Eggs: Dos and Don’ts

2022-11-10T01:33:54-08:00

Eggs are in many ways the ultimate food.  They come in their own protective shell, they can be eaten alone for breakfast, lunch or dinner and they are one of the key and healthy ingredients to many dishes including desserts.  In addition, eggs have historically served as an inexpensive source of high-quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids required by humans as part of a balanced diet. Compared to other food animals, chickens are relatively easy to raise and provide eggs in a short period of time. However, like other foods, eggs are susceptible to food-borne pathogens and can

Collecting Eggs: Dos and Don’ts2022-11-10T01:33:54-08:00
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