Did you know that chickens will not overeat?
It’s true that chickens will not overeat no matter how much food is in front of them. Chickens will automatically stop eating once their body’s sense that a certain amount of food sources has been ingested during their day. (wouldn't that be a nice problem to have)
But, they are unaware if they consumed the proper amounts of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water. They too can fill up on “junk food”.
After all this rain your chickens are really messing up your coop. They bring all their muddy feet into your pristine bedding. They even have the audacity to poop in there too! If this rain will ever clear up try these steps to deep clean your coop and shake off this gloomy weather we've been having.
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.
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.