3 Innovative Ways to Utilize Chicken Blood

Even as a seasoned chicken owner, I sometimes struggle with staying sustainable and utilising everything my chickens offer me, so to help you here are some good chicken blood uses as inspiration. I’ve traversed the delightful journey of raising chickens, from the early days of awe at their pecking and scratching to the more complex challenges of ensuring their health and happiness. Today, I’d like to share a rather unconventional aspect of chicken care that might just pique your curiosity: The uses of chicken blood.

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Cracked the Code: Why My Hen Paused After Her First Egg and How We Got Back on Track!

Incubating and hatching chicken eggs is fun

Okay, my chicken laid her first egg and then stopped. As an experienced chicken owner, I’ve navigated the ups and downs of poultry parenting with joy, curiosity, and a fair share of surprises. One of the most puzzling moments came when one of my hens, whom I’ll affectionately call Daisy, laid her first egg and then… nothing. No more eggs.

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Keeping Your Incubator at the Perfect Temperature for Chicken Eggs

Chicken eggs prepared for incubator

Incubating eggs can be a tricky business for beginners. There are very specific conditions you need to maintain to ensure the highest hatch rates for your eggs. The window of appropriate temperatures is fairly small.

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Does Laying Eggs Cause Pain or Hurt Chickens? Unpacking the Health Impact

Laying eggs should not harm or affect the health of the chickens. This is how chickens are supposed to keep their species and population growth. But do eggs harm chickens?

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Should You Ever Help a Chick Hatch? Doing More Harm Than Good?

Helpless little baby chick in hands. Photo by Helena Lopes from Pexels

Keeping chickens as pets can be a great addition to your life and family, and like with all animals, it is essential that you know how to care for them correctly in all aspects. For some, a big part of raising chickens can be raising their chicks also, but how involved should you be when it comes time for a chick to hatch?

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Mating Trauma in Chickens: Fainting and Deaths Explained

Why angry roosters die

Having a chicken faint or die after mating is worrying. The first time I saw this, I was very surprised and of course, worried. So I did a bit of studying.

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DIY incubator for chicken eggs

The environmental benefits of organic chicken farming and the financial rewards and enjoyment that come with it make it a remarkable life and career choice. The question is, though, can all chicken breeds be organic? Some species of animals are more suited to organic farming since they have been selected for the unique features that they bring to the table in the field of agriculture. 

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