Poultry pest management is an important topic for backyard chicken owners. Lice and mites are the most common poultry pests in Florida. Fleas can also pose an issue to your flock. Understanding the basics about these pesky external parasites ... READ MORE
It is important to maintain a healthy backyard flock. One unhealthy chicken can infect the entire flock with a disease, creating problems that can, in certain cases, result in death. To help us minimize the risk of diseases and pest infestations, ... READ MORE
The color of an egg shell has influence on people's buying choices. Some believe that brown, green, blue, or pink eggs are healthier than white chicken eggs.
The truth is, there is no nutritional difference between colorful chicken eggs and ... READ MORE
Did you know that the chicken has come a long way from the plains of Southeast Asia some seven to ten-thousand years ago, to a sacred animal to the Romans, and finally to household food and agricultural product in modern times?
Chickens, thought ... READ MORE
Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some?
Biosecurity is also known as "Health & Sanitation" and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock.
The main goals of biosecurity are to help ... READ MORE
One of the best things you can do to keep a healthy chicken flock is to observe their behavior. If you’ve ever watched your chickens roam around, you might’ve wondered ---why do they scratch and peck the ground?
Chickens seem to be constantly ... READ MORE
Los pollos de traspatio en el condado de Polk son muy populares. Cada día son más las personas que crían pollos en su propiedad. Es importante que cualquier persona que esté criando o esté planeando criar aves verifique siempre sus ordenanzas ... READ MORE
Backyard chickens in Polk County are very popular. Everyday more people are raising chickens on their property. It is important for anyone that is raising or is planning to raise birds to always verify their local ordinances. Whether it is just ... READ MORE
Coccidiosis is a common, potentially deadly disease that is spread through the environment, primarily through infected litter. It is normal for chickens to peck their surroundings. Therefore, the more contact the flock has with fecal material ... READ MORE