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.
Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Keep your layer chickens healthy by allowing them to free-range in a safe place on your urban farm. Getting fresh eggs from your backyard isnâ€™t as easy as just plopping a chicken in a coop. To get quality eggsâ€”keep your layer chickens healthy in the processâ€”you need to provide your hens with a […]