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Common Chick Illnesses and Injuries, and How to Prevent them!

There’s no doubt about it, baby chicks are adorable and fun. However, they come with a lot of responsibility for their health and well being, and it’s good to be prepared about chick illness and injury before it happens! Most new chicken keepers spend a lot of time worrying over their chicks, after all, they’re fragile …

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5 Common External Chicken Parasites

Parasites are nasty critters.  According to Dr. Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky: “Parasites are organisms that live in or on another organism, referred to as the host, and gain an advantage at the expense of the host. There are several external parasites that attack poultry by either sucking blood or feeding on the skin or feathers.” As I …

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What Not to Feed Chickens: 33 Foods to Avoid

One of the most confusing and hotly debated issues in chicken keeping is what NOT to feed chickens. There are many sides to this issue, some people feed their chickens absolutely everything and leave it up to the chickens to decide what’s best for them. Others are uber careful about every morsel that enters the …

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Top 3 Tips for Healthy Chickens

Here at Backyard Chicken Project we get a lot of questions about illnesses and how to keep healthy chickens. Prevention is key, and prevention is easy with these top tips for healthy chickens. Caring for a sick or injured hen is a chicken-keeper’s worst nightmare. It’s expensive, nerve-wracking, stressful, and confusing. Where do you even start? …

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8 Fly Control Products That Really Work to Get Rid of Flies

Raising chickens can bring its fair share of flies! We tried every fly control product out there to get rid of flies in the coop. These are the best fly traps! As urban chicken keepers and composters, we’ve dealt with a whole lot of flies! Trust me when I say, we’ve tried every fly control product on …

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