Taking Care of Chickens in Cold Weather


The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: Except for Chickens! A Guide to Keeping Your Flock Warm in Cold Weather Has the cold weather and almost freezing temperatures been getting you down? Well, just like us humans, it’s especially important for poultry (including chickens) to stay warm. If backyard chickens have to deal with prolonged cold, this can decrease their metabolism, reduce their egg production, and lead to increased sickness or even death. In this article, we’ll cover signs your chickens may be displaying in reaction to cold weather and ways to keep your feathered friends warm, so the cold doesn’t

Taking Care of Chickens in Cold Weather2024-04-02T20:30:24-07:00

The Marvelous Anatomy of Chickens: Nature’s Feathered Wonders


Written by ChatGPT and edited by Maurice Pitesky and Joseph Gendreau from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine-Cooperative Extension   ChatGPT Generative Term: Write a 1 and a half page lay article on the unique aspects of the anatomy of a chicken   The Saturday Night Live skit “Deep thoughts with Jack Handey”stated “Chickens are just like you and me except they are chickens.” As much as we loved Deep thoughts, Mr. Handey was probably not referring to their anatomical differences with homo sapiens. To that point, this article focuses on the anatomical differences between humans and chickens from

The Marvelous Anatomy of Chickens: Nature’s Feathered Wonders2024-01-23T16:32:48-08:00

Getting Goose Bumps about Basic Care of Geese


Backyard poultry-keeping has grown in popularity, with chickens being the most common choice for many enthusiasts. However, an increasing number of individuals are discovering the joys of raising geese in their backyards. Geese are delightful, sociable creatures that offer unique benefits to poultry enthusiasts. This article will delve into the basic care of backyard geese while highlighting the similarities and differences with backyard chickens. Housing and Space Both geese and chickens require housing to protect them from predators and extreme weather conditions. Coops and enclosures should be secure, well-ventilated, and spacious enough to allow the birds to move freely. Geese

Getting Goose Bumps about Basic Care of Geese2023-07-19T13:54:07-07:00
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