Healthy Hens

  Photo by iStockphoto/Thinkstock Herbs and garlic can help keep your flock in fine shape. Poultry are susceptible to a dismaying variety of diseases and health problems caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, nutrient deficiencies and other factors. Marek’s disease, infectious coryza and Newcastle disease are just a few of the nasty illnesses circulating the bird […]

Chicks Week 1: Feeding and Heating Urgencies

Courtesy Rachel Hurd Anger Five future egg layers arrived safely to the post office this week. Two different postal employees called within minutes of each other to announce the chicks’ arrival, which says something about the infectious joy these little peeps can spread. With caution, I asked the first employee who called, “Are they chirping? […]

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6 Essentials For Piglet Care

Provide warmth, bedding and milk for your newborn pigs, and you’re on your way to a healthful hog operation.

Drought Management of Livestock

Use these four tips for proper drought management to keep your grazing animals healthy during this summer’s dry weather.