How to find out the sex of a chicken

How to find out the sex of a chicken

The sex of a hen can be determined in several different ways. Which method is best depends on the age of the bird, its breed and variety, and the skill of the observer. Here are the four common ways to sex a chicken. vent exaggerations Reveal sex can be performed soon after the chick has … Read more

Meet Mary Ann – Principal Supervisor at My Pet Chicken.

Meet Mary Ann from My Pet Chicken! We call the employees of My Pet Chicken “Peeps!” My Pet Chicken is very unique in that all of the staff are poultry farmers themselves, so we bring a wealth of experience and wisdom. Here’s your chance to see how Crazy Chicken People became. In this Meet the … Read more

How to choose a backyard chicken coop

Deciding what type of chicken coop to purchase for your backyard chicken flock can be daunting. However, it is essential for your flock to call home for years to come! We’ve broken this task down into three simple choices to help you make the best decision for yourself and your flock. Home, sweet, home for … Read more

What causes diarrhea in chickens?

Chicken diarrhea is often called enteritis, but the two words are not synonymous. Enteritis is inflammation of the intestines. Diarrhea is one of the signs of IBD. On the other hand, diarrhea has other causes than enteritis. For practical purposes, the two words are often interchangeable. Whether it is the result of enteritis or something … Read more

How to control cannibalism in chickens

In previous blogs, we have looked at different forms of cannibalism and the causes of cannibalism. But, despite your best efforts, your chickens keep pecking at each other. So let’s take a look at how to control cannibalism in chickens once it starts. Perp identification At the first sign of picking, remove the affected bird(s). … Read more

Feed Options – What do chickens eat?

Chickens of different ages have different nutritional needs. Thus, packaged poultry feed options include rations for baby chicks, raising chicks, layers, and breeders. Which one is right for your chickens depends on their age and the purpose for which they are raised. Beginner classes Young chicks should be fed a starter ration that contains the … Read more

Causes of cannibalism in chickens

Cannibalism appears in several forms. But they all start in the same basic way. One bird is attracted to peck another. This, in turn, attracts others to join him. Many different conditions can cause cannibalism in chickens. Cannibalism triggers The following conditions, alone or in combination, may lead to cannibalism: Chicks are raised in an … Read more

Chicken coop project or good ventilation?

Good ventilation in the chicken coop brings in fresh air without causing windy conditions. Ventilation is important for many reasons. So, too, avoid drafts. Today we’ll explore the importance of barn ventilation, as well as how to determine if your barn is over-ventilated or under-ventilated. Reasons for good ventilation The chicken coop needs good ventilation … Read more