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

Protecting Your Poultry from Pests, Wild Birds, and Predators

2020-10-01T08:12:22-07:00

Raising poultry is exciting, but it definitely takes some work to keep your birds safe while outside. You’ll want to protect your birds from hungry predators, pests and wild animals that can pass on diseases to your birds and to you!   Wild Birds  It’s important to keep your poultry separate from wild birds, turkeys, and waterfowl, like ducks and geese. As fellow members of the bird family, wild birds can pass-off certain diseases to our domestic birds. That means it’s very important that we create barriers around our poultry, and practice good biosecurity, to minimize the risk to our

Protecting Your Poultry from Pests, Wild Birds, and Predators2020-10-01T08:12:22-07:00

Environmental Enrichment for Backyard Chickens

2020-09-23T19:00:24-07:00

Environmental enrichment may initially sound like a fancy term, but it really just refers to activities you can provide in your flock’s coop and surrounding access areas that can promote their natural tendency to investigate and explore! At the same time, enriching your chickens’ environment can boost their health and egg production. Environmental enrichment is known to be beneficial for many types of animals from zoo animals to our own dogs and cats. Backyard chickens aren’t any different. Wild birds love to forage and so do our backyard birds, but sometimes we only have a small space for them to

Environmental Enrichment for Backyard Chickens2020-09-23T19:00:24-07:00
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