Good Riddance to Rickets


Causes of Rickets Rickets in humans’ chickens and every other animal that gets rickets is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D3, phosphorus, or imbalance between Calcium and Phosphorus. Of all these, a deficiency of Vitamin D3 is the most common, and that is often secondary to bad feed that has been depleted of fat-soluble vitamins including Vitamin D. Ultimately, rickets usually occurs due to improper nutrition which results in poor skeletal calcification. Signs and Symptoms In chickens, rickets typically causes soft and pliable or rubbery bones and beaks that appear deformed. You can see this and other clinical signs

Good Riddance to Rickets2023-04-27T00:19:34-07:00

Foods Toxic to Chickens


What NOT to Feed Your Bird Many backyard chicken owners will give their feathery friends a multitude of treats or table scraps without hesitation. Although some foods that we eat are also edible for chickens, it is important that you don’t mistakenly feed them any foods that are toxic to them but safe for humans. When considering if a food item is safe for chickens, you must consider the food item itself and the factors that may contribute to the toxicity of the food. Below is a list of toxins dangerous for all bird species, not just poultry.   Types

Foods Toxic to Chickens2022-06-25T01:39:18-07:00

Basic Nutritional and Dietary Needs of Parrots (Psittacines)


Psittacines, colloquially known as parrots, have been a staple bird companion for humans for thousands of years. Parrots come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes, and some species can be very talkative. Although parrots are very cute, fun pets, they have very strict dietary and nutritional needs that are necessary for them to stay healthy. This article is meant to introduce you to the basics of psittacine nutrition.    Psittacine Nutrition Basics: Psittacines comprise over three hundred different breeds and each one has slight differences in their nutritional needs. That being said, their diets basically consist of pellets

Basic Nutritional and Dietary Needs of Parrots (Psittacines)2022-03-11T14:08:15-08:00
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