Keeping Your Flock Cool: Assessing and Reducing Heat Stress in Backyard Chickens

2023-07-19T14:06:57-07:00

Just like us humans, heat stress can be a major concern for backyard chickens. Poultry, particularly chickens, are susceptible to heat-related issues, which can lead to reduced egg production, poor growth, and even fatalities if not properly managed. Understanding how to assess and reduce heat stress is essential to ensure the health and well-being of your flock. In this article, we'll delve into the basics of identifying heat stress in chickens and implementing effective measures to keep your feathered friends cool and content. Identifying Heat Stress in Chickens Chickens are most comfortable in temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to

Keeping Your Flock Cool: Assessing and Reducing Heat Stress in Backyard Chickens2023-07-19T14:06:57-07:00

Don’t Judge your Chickens…Unless of course you are a Chicken Judge

2023-07-18T16:04:16-07:00

Judging chickens is a fascinating skill that requires a keen eye, attention to detail, and a deep understanding of poultry standards. Whether you're a backyard chicken enthusiast or aspire to participate in poultry shows, knowing a little about the basic of poultry judging is a good skill to have. In this article, we will delve into the basics of judging chickens, providing a comprehensive guide for beginners to start their journey in the captivating world of poultry evaluation. If you really get interested in poultry judging, get in touch with your local 4-H and FFA chapters to start participating in

Don’t Judge your Chickens…Unless of course you are a Chicken Judge2023-07-18T16:04:16-07:00

Good Riddance to Rickets

2023-04-27T00:19:34-07:00

Causes of Rickets Rickets in humans’ chickens and every other animal that gets rickets is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D3, phosphorus, or imbalance between Calcium and Phosphorus. Of all these, a deficiency of Vitamin D3 is the most common, and that is often secondary to bad feed that has been depleted of fat-soluble vitamins including Vitamin D. Ultimately, rickets usually occurs due to improper nutrition which results in poor skeletal calcification. Signs and Symptoms In chickens, rickets typically causes soft and pliable or rubbery bones and beaks that appear deformed. You can see this and other clinical signs

Good Riddance to Rickets2023-04-27T00:19:34-07:00
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