One of the best things about small residential flocks of chickens is that they tend to be exceptionally healthy. Many of the chicken diseases that affect larger commercial flocks are just not a big deal for small backyard homesteaders. However, there are a few chicken diseases you should be aware of, just in case. Some […]
This is one of those questions that long time chicken keepers all have strong opinions on. Should you worm your chickens regularly or should you rely on dietary supplements to keep them healthy? In the end, it’s a question that every flock owner needs to answer for themselves based on their on their own personal […]
If you have kept chickens for any length of time you may find yourself wondering, how do I know if I have a sick chicken? It’s a good question to ask, because part of keeping a flock of birds is knowing the signs of illness, and what you can do about them. If you have […]
Eww! My chicken’s feathers are dirty in the back. These feathers are broken, but it’s not time for a molt. What’s this thing crawling around in her feathers? Why aren’t my chickens laying; it’s spring! Are chicken’s legs supposed to be so scaly? Is it normal for chickens to peck at themselves? Are these red […]
Most chickens have some worms, but it isn’t a problem until the chicken becomes overwhelmed with too many. Then it can cause health issues, decreased laying, and even death. 🙁 Deworming chickens isn’t difficult, but the tricky part is deciding if your flock needs dewormed or not!
Raising chickens naturally has been my goal since my first flock. I’ve learned that you can improve the health of your chickens with 2 things: garlic and apple cider vinegar. This is a simple and inexpensive way to keep your flock healthy and I will show you how to do it. To improve the health […]