Chicken Articles

  1. How can I prevent... (fill in the blank) naturally

    Okay, first I just want to tell you one of my greatest pet peeves and that is searching for information online and, for example, I search for "list of herbs that contain piperazine" and all I get are long, drawn out articles with the author's personal experiences since they were a child or 3 pages of background information on piperazine etc. All I want is a concise list of herbs that contain piperazine! ugh! You have to spend an hour sifting through information you don't really want or need...
  2. How to diagnose coccidiosis in chickens

    What is coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is an internal parasite, which rapidly multiplies and then damages the lining of the chicken’s intestine. The parasite bloats the intestines and can even take no symptoms before the shock of it’s death comes. How do I prevent it? What are the symptoms? droopiness and listlessness, loss of appetite, loss of yellow color in shanks, pale combs and wattles, ruffled, unthrifty feathers, huddling or acting chilled, blood or mucus in the feces,...
  3. Mareks Virus- The Big Informational

    This was written by a friend of mine Jennifer Miller, who gathered the most correct information I know. This FAQ has been checked over for accuracy by a group of people who are known to be very very knowledgeable about Marek's Virus and have spent hours/years researching information from the best resources in the world. Still, there are many unknowns. The Great Big Giant Marek's Disease FAQ BY Jennifer Miller Nambroth By: Nambroth (user name) Posted 10/25/13 Last updated 9/18/14 87,115...
  4. 9 Comb Types Recognized by the American Poultry Association

    One of the most noticeable parts of a chicken is the comb. One purpose served by the comb is to regulate the body heat of chickens and variations in comb styles exist largely based on the place of origin of different breeds. For example, combs on chicken breeds from warm climates will be larger than breeds that are native to cold climates. Having a small comb if you are a cold climate bird is also useful in the fight against frostbite as there is less comb present to become frostbitten....
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