If you feed local birds, you may wonder if it’s OK to provide your chickens with the same wild-bird feed. The answer, however, is no—here’s why.
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 […]
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? […]