Disasters can hit at any time and, as luck would have it, they seem to occur when you least expect or can least afford them. From tornadoes that ravage the Midwest and South to the recurring and intensifying cycle of wildfires and floods along the Pacific coast, disasters have devastating consequences for humans and animals alike. Emergency plans rarely take animals into account and almost never consider backyard poultry. In this article, we’ll discuss how to best prepare to care for your backyard chickens when in anticipation of a disaster. Know The Dangers In Your Area Understanding how specific disasters
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 big
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 food.