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Usually, a large number of chickens are kept in poultry houses to maintain a safe environment for them and provide protection from bad weather. High temperature combined with high humidity levels can result in heat stress, which has an adverse effect on the health of your poultry.
Summer is in full swing and just like you need to keep yourself well hydrated to survive the hot weather, your chickens need it too!
Chickens can tolerate cold much better than they can deal with extreme heat. Water is essential to keep them cool and safe from heat strokes.
Raising chickens in your backyard is good fun, but it comes with some responsibilities. Looking after your chicken housing is necessary to maintain the well being of your birds.
Are things in your barnyard turning rougher than what happens in a school playground? Do you have a bunch of bullies amidst your flock?
If yes, then it’s time that you take action against them and save the vulnerable victims.
As important as water is for human beings, it is equally essential for animals to stay alive, healthy and well-hydrated.
Animals can probably go longer without food than they can without water. This goes to suggest that your farm animals need a constant and an adequate supply of water daily in order to stay active and healthy.
Once the long and cold winter is over, it’s time for spring cleaning! Cleaning and disinfecting your chicken coop is an important part of chicken rearing that must not be skipped, especially if you plan on bringing in new birds or replacing your flock.
Have your chickens been extra itchy lately? Are their feathers a little too ruffed? If this sounds like your flock, you may have an infestation at your hands!
Mites and lice are pesky little parasites that can pose serious threats to your flock. A serious infestation can be deadly!
So, what exactly causes poultry infestation? Here’s a list of things that can bring mites and lice into your chicken coop.
Is your chicken coop crawling with red mites?
Are you sure?
Red mites create havoc in the feathered flock’s life. Due to this, they are the most feared parasites in a poultry farming community.
Did you know? Rodents are sworn enemies of your chickens.
Unlike gardeners, poultry breeders are not too worried about worms and slugs. However, they may break a sweat as soon as they set eyes on a lurking rodent.
You might be wondering why you have an extra amount of fallen feathers around the coop. Are we right?
You may have figured it out already; moulting is a natural process that causes birds to lose their feathers. You see the reason behind this strange process lies in the fact that feathers are essentially ‘dead structures.’