The Dark Side of Beaks: Preventing & Treating Black Spots in Your Flock

One of my most dreaded situations has been when one of my chicken’s beaks is turning black. As an avid chicken owner with years of experience under my belt, I’ve encountered my fair share of curious situations. But perhaps one of the most puzzling was the first time I noticed one of my chickens developing a black discolouration on her beak. If you’re finding yourself in a similar situation, you’re not alone. Today, I want to share my journey — from the initial shock to understanding and managing this condition.

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A Vet’s Guide To Investigating Blood On The Chicken Feeder Or Water

If you own a chicken coop, blood on the chicken feeder or in the water can cause concern. You may immediately think that one of your pet chickens may have been harmed in some way. This vet’s guide to investigating blood in these areas will help you to find the source of the problem.

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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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13 Superfoods To Feed Your Chickens More Protein [Vet Approved]

Chickens can eat oats to get more protein in winter and during moulting

During moulting season, high-protein, healthful food can aid your chickens. Shrimp shells, intestines, as well as lobster shells, as well as lobster but also shrimp meat, can be fed to your hens raw or cooked. Chickens go crazy for dried mealworms or grubs, which are one of the greatest protein sources available.

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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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The Environmental Impact of Organic Chicken Farming vs. Conventional Methods

Are chicks noisy?

With the rising demand for poultry products and a heightened awareness of environmental impacts, the question arises: How sustainable is our chicken farming? As someone who enjoys the company of pet chickens in my backyard, I’ve always been curious about the broader world of poultry farming.

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Can Backyard Chickens Eat That? An Alphabetical List

Keeping backyard chickens as pets

Raising backyard chickens is not just about having fresh eggs every morning; it’s also about ensuring your feathered friends are healthy and happy. One common question among chicken owners is, “Can my chickens eat this?” To help you out, we’ve compiled an alphabetical list of various foods, along with whether or not they’re safe for your chickens, and any benefits or precautions you should be aware of.

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How Many Backyard Chickens Should I Get? 1, 2, 3, 4…? How Many Are Just Right?

One of my chickens has worms

Can I get backyard chickens? How many backyard chickens should I get? Is it ok to start with a minimal number? So, you are planning to raise backyard chickens. But you are confused about the number and other requirements. I understand your confusion. In this article, we will help you to address all your queries so that you can decide with a well-informed mind.

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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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Pee, Urinate, or Not at All? What Do Chickens Actually Do?

What chickens eat

Chickens are fascinating animals to study because they can be used as an example of many different things in biology. They are also one of the most popular pets around the world. In this article, I will elaborate on how chickens behave when it comes to pooping and peeing.

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