A randy rooster will damage a hen’s back feathers with his spurs, but there are a couple things you can do to minimize the natural but unappealing effect.
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 hierarchy—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.