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  • What you need to know about Ducks

    Ducks are great to have in your mixed flock as they are quite self-sufficient and can lay large, richer flavored eggs than other poultry. Ducks are...
  • Egg Eating and How to Stop it

    Egg eating among chickens is quite common. It requires the chicken to break and eats an egg and then develops a liking to it. It often starts as an...
  • Dealing with and/or preventing Broody Hens

    Broodiness occurs when a Hen insists on sitting on the eggs hoping they will hatch. Broody Hens occupy the nest for extended period of time, thereb...
  • Worms in Chickens

    The presence of parasitic worms such as Roundworm, Tapeworm, Hairworms and Caecal Worms. Worm infections usually occur after the wet periods during...
  • Vent Problems in Chickens

    A problem with the Vent (the area where the egg, urine, faeces and urate pass) due to infection, being egg bound or a prolapse. Symptoms of Vent Pr...
  • Sour Crop in Chickens

    Sour Crop describes a yeast infection of the crop (found at the base of the chickens neck and forms part of the esophagus). Symptoms of Sour Crop a...
  • External Parasites on Chickens

    External parasitic infections includes ticks, lice and mites which can live on the birds or in the hen house and feed off the chickens when they ro...
  • Coccidiosis in Chickens

    Coccidiosis is caused by an intestinal parasite, Eimeria. Its the cause of most deaths in chickens between hatching and 14 weeks of age. Chickens b...
  • Calcium Deficiency in Chickens

    Calcium deficiency occurs when a bird is getting inadequate calcium intake from their diet. Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency are as follows: Weaknes...
  • Bumble Foot in Chickens

    Bumble Foot is severe swelling of the foot caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus Auerus. The bacteria enters via a cut or ulcer and begins to infec...
  • Ammonia Poisoning in Chickens

    Ammonia is a gaseous product formed from the breakdown of chicken wastes within the environment. Ammonia accumulates when there are poor litter con...
  • Did you know? (Chicken facts)

    Thought we would have some fun with this one. Are you ready? Did you know: DNA analysis has shown that chickens are the closest living relative of ...