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

Defending Your Backyard Poultry Flock from Avian Influenza

2022-09-26T17:42:11-07:00

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is a dangerous disease for poultry, that oftentimes leads to death of not only the individual bird, but the entire flock. It is a highly contagious disease that poultry are extremely susceptible to, that can quickly jump from one flock to another. Not only does this disease affect chickens and turkeys, but also domestic ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, and guinea fowl.    As you may know already, the United States has been hit hard with a widespread Avian Influenza epidemic this year, occurring from January 2022 to present day. Commercial and backyard flocks have been decimated

Defending Your Backyard Poultry Flock from Avian Influenza2022-09-26T17:42:11-07:00
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