Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Best Bedding Options for Your Backyard Chickens



Best Bedding Options for Your Backyard Chickens

We know you want the best bedding for your chickens that works in your particular coop. That is why we created this list of the pros and cons of the different types of chicken coop bedding! One of the first factors in selecting a bedding is whether you will use the deep litter method.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sun Prairie Plan Commission OK's chicken ordinance



Sun Prairie Plan Commission OK's chicken ordinance

The proposed ordinance, which is scheduled to be considered by the Sun Prairie City Council on Sept. 19, includes requirements to protect neighboring properties and minimize potential nuisances, including: * Chickens would be limited to four hens or fewer. Roosters will be prohibited.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Extension: Application must be filled out to keep chickens in Winston-Salem city limits

Extension: Application must be filled out to keep chickens in Winston-Salem city limits

Q: I want to keep c hickens inside the city limits. What department in the city handles backyard chickens? Answer: There is an application which you must complete to keep poultry, pigeons, or other fowl inside the city limits. The city of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Inspections Division handles the application process.


How to Choose a Livestock Guard Dog - Modern Farmer


How to Choose a Livestock Guard Dog - Modern Farmer

Loss of livestock to predators is such an enormous problem that the USDA publishes lengthy reports on the subject. According a recent Sheep and Lamb Death Loss report , for example, about 170,000 sheep are lost to predators each year in the U.S.-nearly 2 percent of adult sheep and 4 percent of lambs.

Last Chance for Animals - 5 Things You Didn't Know About Chickens


Last Chance for Animals - 5 Things You Didn't Know About Chickens

Last chance for Animals is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and media attention. The organization believes that animals are highly sentient creatures who exist for their own reasons independent of their service to humans; they should thus not be made to suffer for the latter.

How to Help a Sick Chicken


How to Help a Sick Chicken

Finding a trained poultry veterinarian or any vet who will agree to treat chickens is extremely difficult, if not impossible for many and nothing leaves a chicken keeper feeling more helpless than not knowing how to help a sick flock member. This article covers basic guidelines to follow when caring for a sick chicken without a vet.

Chickens Don't Have Teeth and More Fun Digestion Facts!

Chickens Don't Have Teeth and More Fun Digestion Facts!

I'LL TAKE THAT TO-GO How do chickens eat without teeth and why don't they have teeth? The answers relates to their unfortunate status as prey animals. Being near the bottom of the food chain, chickens developed a dine-and-dash system of eating to avoid being eaten themselves by predators.