First Day Nerves: Introducing A New Bird To Your Flock

2020-09-23T19:01:17-07:00

Adding a new bird to your flock takes a watchful eye and some trial and error. For chickens, in particular, flocks naturally have an established social hierarchy called the pecking order. Though chickens have different methods of communication, including using distinct calls and whistles, new members of the flock might be welcomed with aggression and some pecking. A bit of fighting and roughhousing should be expected while your chickens are figuring out how the new member fits in the aforementioned pecking order. Here are some guidelines and tips for introducing new birds to your flock.  The Pecking Order The pecking

First Day Nerves: Introducing A New Bird To Your Flock2020-09-23T19:01:17-07:00

Don’t Wing It: All You Need To Know About Stocking Reliably

2020-09-22T10:23:00-07:00

Sunshine is here again! The threat of Virulent Newcastle Disease has been banished for now, so some of you may be thinking about welcoming chicks into your homes again. But where should you go to get chickens? Are all hatcheries the same? We’ll give you the inside s-coop here.    Not all hatcheries are created equal While all fluffy chicks look adorable, they may not all be healthy and safe to bring home. For this reason, only purchase chicks from reputable sources. But not to worry! If a hatchery or other seller is a member of the National Poultry Improvement

Don’t Wing It: All You Need To Know About Stocking Reliably2020-09-22T10:23:00-07:00
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