Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Scientists Suggest Checking Your Chickens for Fleas


Scientists Suggest Checking Your Chickens for Fleas

Attention, backyard chicken farmers: the cage-free lifestyle may not be as good for your birds as you think. A new study out of California found that infestation with fleas, mites, and lice was common among cage-free birds. Researchers Amy C. Murillo and Bradley A. Mullens blame the free-range lifestyle.