Posts Tagged ‘chicken health’

Small flock guidelines for FDA’s new rules January 22, 2017 No Comments

If you keep chickens and haven’t yet heard about the FDA’s recent rules and standards changes please take a moment to read them. In this post, we’ll provide some small flock guidelines and reminders to help you understand what this means for your pet chickens. New rules set in place for increased food safety and security have changed the […]

Chicken feed supplements and your flock July 15, 2016 4 Comments

Recently we’ve been asked about a pretty sensational story: whether the deaths of some chickens purportedly caused by necrotic enteritis (NE) were due to using feed or chicken feed supplements mixed at home. We think there must be some confusion somewhere in the chain of information, a misunderstanding that should be cleared up. Let’s get this out of […]

How to keep clean water in the coop September 8, 2013 15 Comments

How do you keep clean water in the coop? Having clean water in the coop at all times is important for keeping healthy chickens, but achieving this can be a challenge.   I don’t know about you, but for me, litter and poop in the water is the main problem I encounter.  It seems that no […]

The scoop on chicken poop June 14, 2013 31 Comments

One of the weird things about owning chickens is that you have to pay a lot of attention to chicken poop. It’s strange, but it’s an important indicator of health or illness, just as it is in humans. Healthy chicken poop is generally greenish or brownish, depending on diet, and (when fresh), about the consistency […]

Cross beak / Scissor Beak May 23, 2012 25 Comments

Crossed Beak / Scissor Beak, can be severe, but many times, this beak malformation is not hazardous to your chicken’s health.   This condition can afflict any breed, but seems to be more prevalent in Easter Eggers or Ameraucanas. My only experience with cross beak / scissor beak occurred with one of my Blue Wheaten Ameraucana pullets that I had so […]

Crooked Toes February 29, 2012 9 Comments

If you have chickens long enough and especially if you incubate fertilized hatching eggs yourself, there’s a good chance you’ll have a chicken with curled or crooked toes. Curled toes is when a chick or chicken walks on the tops of this curled toes and crooked toes is when they walk on the sides of […]