Animals don’t like fireworks, and that includes chickens, too. Here’s what to watch for and what to do if your flock’s terrorized by neighborly pyrotechnics.
A laddered perch allows chickens to express their social hierarchyâ€”a necessity that, when denied, can cause some unhealthy and destructive behavior.
Chickens, especially older ones, can develop cataracts, leading to blindness and difficulties. Here’s what you can do to help vision-disabled birds in your flock.
It’s a real question: Is cannibalism common among chickens? And while there is a clear answer, keepers do need to keep an eye out for certain behaviors and conditions.
It’s not uncommon for a chicken to become sick, and illness isn’t a major catastropheâ€”though keepers do need to take a few precautions when a case arises.
A flock of hens will naturally establish a pecking order, but in some instances it’s possible for a hen to develop the traits and behaviors of a rooster.