Infectious Coryza is a common acute respiratory disease that can affect chickens Australia wide. The medical fraternity uses coryza as a medical term for the common cold, but coryza can be more debilitating to chickens than the common cold usually is for humans. Read on to find out how to spot Coryza symptoms and treatments.
Every chicken farmer needs to worry about predators treating their flock like the drive-through at KFC as chickens are fairly defenceless against teeth, claws, and fangs. Predators come in all shapes and sizes and if you don’t take the necessary precautions, all will consider your birds for their next meal. Read on to learn more
No matter how fastidious you are in cleaning the coop, or whether you provide nothing but the best quality feed, even the most well cared for chicken can occasionally become a sick chicken. Unlike a human with a case of the flu, a chicken won’t complain about how they feel, and most won’t even show
So why do chickens eat their eggs? It can be quite a shock seeing a chicken eat an egg for the first time, as it can conjure up horrible images of cannibalism, not to mention that in some sense the chicken is also eating its own young. More often though, it's an annoying habit because
If you are new to chicken raising, then you no doubt have a ton of questions to which you need answers. As with most things in life, there are some questions asked more than others, but that doesn’t mean they are any less important. Here are a few of the most common keeping chickens FAQ
The Diminutive winter chicken is a surprisingly tough bird and can handle weather extremes which would have most humans shivering in their boots. It’s all thanks to the layers of downy feathers hidden underneath the outer plumage, which chickens can manipulate and use to control their body temperature. The Winter Chicken In cold weather, the
Chickens aren't laying? If you’ve become accustomed to receiving a certain amount of eggs from your flock each week, it can be quite disconcerting when your usual collection routine comes up empty or produces a significantly reduced harvest. Chickens can have off days, but if subsequent egg runs also fail to deliver, many chicken owners
Broody hens can occasionally be an inconvenient situation that requires you to intervene and break the cycle. However, having a broody hen in the flock can also be an advantage in the right circumstances. Identifying a Broody Hen A hen that can be classified as broody is a hen that is dead-set on hatching chicks,
Chickens have their own form of government we humans call the "pecking order," and it doesn't take kindly to strangers attempting to enter the fold. there is more to Introducing new chickens than one might think. Here's a quick guide with the steps you must take. The pecking order demands that you use a
Chickens are social creatures. Well, they are too a point; anybody who has tried to add new chickens to their flock can attest that there are certain situations in which chickens will become quite anti-social (Introducing New Chickens To Your Flock). Yes, in fact, the pecking order does not just exist in the work place...