Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stress in Chickens

2020-09-23T19:02:26-07:00

Summer is a fun season of the year, filled with lots of outdoor time. It also means we will likely spend a lot of time trying to cool off! Just as we feel the effects of the hot weather, chickens are sensitive to the heat. Unlike us, they do not have sweat glands; when it gets hot, they can overheat. This makes them more sensitive to heat stress, a condition that occurs when a bird’s body temperature rises to fatal levels. Heat stress often results from a variety of environmental factors including humidity and air temperature as well as characteristics

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stress in Chickens2020-09-23T19:02:26-07:00

Poultry Diseases in SoCal

2020-09-11T18:19:17-07:00

Think your chicken is depressed?  Has Tom Turkey stopped strutting? Birds often show signs of illness in subtle ways and it may be hard to detect. The first step to knowing if your chicken, turkey, duck, goose, or other feathered friend is sick is to know what is normal for your flock. We recommend that you start by watching your birds for a short time every day. Observation is a great tool for both veteran poultry farmers and new owners. Be sure to keep a record of your observations so that you don’t have to guess if something has changed.

Poultry Diseases in SoCal2020-09-11T18:19:17-07:00

Biosecurity Tips for Any Flock Size

2020-09-08T12:19:58-07:00

We take precautions to protect our health every day. We wash our hands, throw out expired food, and stay home when we are sick. But what about the health of our flock? That’s where bird biosecurity comes in. Biosecurity is vital to ensuring that your flock -- no matter their size -- stays healthy. For bird owners, it is especially important to have proper biosecurity measures in place given that diseases can quickly spread through one’s flock. Let’s shed some light on the importance of biosecurity and what you can do to help.   What is biosecurity?  Biosecurity refers to

Biosecurity Tips for Any Flock Size2020-09-08T12:19:58-07:00
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