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Coronavirus Propels Interest In Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs

Coronavirus Propels Interest In Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs

Picking the Best Chicken Breed for You

Are you ready to take the plunge and get your own flock of chickens? Choosing the right breed is a critical part of the decision to raise chickens. The right breed will flourish in your regional climate, which means happy hens and more eggs for you and your family to enjoy. But how do you decide which breed is best for your situation? We break it down for you.

Bullies in the Chicken Coop

Today's article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – bullying.

It is more than establishing the ‘pecking order’- it is systematically picking on one or two hens for no apparent reason.

Bullying can be limited to feather plucking or it can escalate into full blown warfare with the receiving hen being severely injured or possibly killed.

In this article we will cover what the usual causes of bullying are, how to stop them pecking each other and finally what to do when you need to intervene.


How to Keep Nuisance Flies Away from your Chickens

The hot summer is around the corner.  That being the case, the flies are going to start becoming a problem around the chicken coop.  We have discovered that the best way to get rid of the flies is to stop them from breeding.  

While you’re never going to get rid of ALL of them, you can do a good job decreasing the population, especially if you have just a few chickens.  Studies show that if you get rid of flies in your chicken coop, Campylobacter is less likely to spread, keeping you, your family, and your flock healthier. 

Chicken Bed Lining 101

Last week took dove into the world of poultry rearing, for folks who enjoy their chicken and and eggs even more home cooked than usual (or maybe they are just trying to see which one comes first).  This week we are going to dig a little deeper into one of the most useful and beneficial tools you can utilize in your efforts to raise quality, happy birds:  their bed lining.  Bedding for poultry comes in a wide variety of different forms.  Deciding which one is best for your situation and animals is up to you.