Feeding Healthy Chickens for Life

Keeping your chickens healthy isn’t terribly hard.  It boils down to three things – keep their living area clean, give them plenty of fresh water, and give them proper feed. The first two are easy, but feeding your flock right can be a little trickier.  Starter, grower, medicated, pellets, crumbles…there is a lot to learn!  …

Backyard Poultry & Salmonella

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), Salmonella is one of the most frequently reported food borne illnesses in the US.  Salmonella is a bacterial disease that lives in the intestinal tracts of animals (including humans & birds).  Approximately 380 people die annually in the United States from the disease which can cause vomiting, …

Combs, Wattles & Lobes

Combs, wattles & lobes – oh my!  What is up with all those fleshy bits on your chicken’s head? A comb is the fleshy growth that sits on top of the head of chickens (and some other domesticated birds like pheasants & turkeys).  Not to be confused with a wattle, which is a fleshy growth …