Common Parasites in Chickens

2020-10-02T20:20:15-07:00

Most of us are familiar with the parasites that affect dogs and cats, but what some people don't know is that parasites are a common problem in poultry as well. It's essential to be familiar with which parasites affect birds, so we can be vigilant and protect our flocks. What are parasites? A parasite is an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (also known as a host). These parasites benefit from the host by getting food at the host’s expense. There are internal and external parasites that affect our feathered friends. Internal parasites live inside

Common Parasites in Chickens2020-10-02T20:20:15-07:00

Poultry Nutrition through the Life Stages

2020-09-23T19:03:10-07:00

Different types of poultry need different nutrients. A variety of diets should be fed based on the age, sex, and intended use of your birds.  These diets have varied amounts of water, protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.  Each specific diet will help support basic body functions first and foremost, but can then be tailored to providing rapid growth for meat birds, consistent egg production in layers, and a full glossy plumage in show birds. If your poultry is not getting the nutrients that they need for meeting their full performance potential, your birds will grow slowly, lay fewer eggs

Poultry Nutrition through the Life Stages2020-09-23T19:03:10-07:00

The Eggcellent Guide to Raising Chickens With Kids

2020-09-22T09:13:12-07:00

Many people think of dogs as the ideal best friend. However, we would suggest that chickens also make great friends and wonderful additions to your family, especially if you have children. Whether you are already raising chickens with your children or considering getting them for the first time, it is important to remember that keeping them requires a lot of care and attention. Having chickens can be an exciting adventure and we have great tips to help, no matter where you are in your chicken-raising journey.  Pick child-friendly breeds Just as every child has a distinct personality, certain breeds of

The Eggcellent Guide to Raising Chickens With Kids2020-09-22T09:13:12-07:00
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