Save Money on Chicken Supplies at your local dollar store!
Save Money on Chicken Supplies at your local dollar store!
Raising chickens can get expensive at times, especially when a supply run is necessary. With the plethora of items you go through on a regular basis combined with the medical supplies you should be stocking, the dollars y ...
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The Benefits of Molasses
The Benefits of Molasses
For many years, molasses has been an important part of livestock feeds. In some cases it is used as a binder to hold feed components together and in other cases it is used to increase palatability. It is also used in water ...
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Treating Vent Gleet
Treating Vent Gleet
With chicken ownership comes experience in dealing with unpleasant illness and disease, and vent gleet is no exception. Also known as cloacitis or thrush, vent gleet is a fungal infection that, as the name suggests, shows ...
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Small, Bold, and Mighty: The Malaysian Serama
Small, Bold, and Mighty: The Malaysian Serama
With their puffed out chests and small stature, the parts of the Malaysian Serama come together to create a specimen that is both bold and proud in appearance. Although they are small, being a bantam breed, the Serama ce ...
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Omphalitis: Preventing Mushy Chicks
Omphalitis: Preventing Mushy Chicks
Omphalitis is a disease responsible for a lot of chick deaths during the first week of life. Also referred to as Mushy Chick Disease or Navel Ill, Omphalitis is essentially a navel-yolk sack infection in which a plethora ...
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The Legal Realities of Backyard Chickens
The Legal Realities of Backyard Chickens
If you read the news you will see that backyard chicken laws are being changed and adopted all over the country. As people fight to start keeping chickens or even to keep the ones they already have, the law has been the f ...
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Giving Shots to Chickens
Giving Shots to Chickens
It can be tough to give a shot to an animal for the first time. In some cases, the animal probably will not take it as badly as the person giving the injection. At least that was the case with me; when I gave my first sho ...
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Chicken Socialization
Chicken Socialization
It is important to take the time to socialize young chicks so they become good citizens. Having animals that are well-socialized means that if you have visitors, it will be safe for them to move about your yard and proper ...
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Baby Chick Care
Baby Chick Care
If you've recently hatched or acquired baby chicks, congrats are in order first and foremost! Now that your babies are here, it is up to you to ensure they get the best start in life possible. This means attending to thei ...
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Incubating and Hatching Chicks
Incubating and Hatching Chicks
Hatching your own eggs is an interesting experience that many of us are tempted to partake in or may have already done. For 21 days, we wait and watch excitedly for baby chicks to appear, eagerly welcoming them when they ...
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