Taking Care of Chickens in Cold Weather

2024-04-02T20:30:24-07:00

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

Chicken Coop Spring Cleaning

2023-04-28T15:50:29-07:00

Cleaning a chicken coop after winter is essential to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for your chickens. Here are some tips on how best to clean a chicken coop after winter: Clean out bedding material: Start by removing all bedding material from the coop, as well as any feces and feathers. Sweep and scrub the coop: Sweep the coop thoroughly, and scrub the floors and walls with warm, soapy water to remove any dirt or debris. A mixture of one-part vinegar to three parts water makes a natural and effective cleaning solution. Make sure you remove all the bedding

Chicken Coop Spring Cleaning2023-04-28T15:50:29-07:00

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
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