Even though backyard flocks tend to be exceptionally healthy, there are things that you can do to avoid chicken illnesses within your flock. Perhaps you are already naturally doing many of these things! Great! Even so, hopefully there are a few ideas of things you can do to improve the wellness of your flock and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!