How to Get Chickens and Ducks Ready for Winter

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Getting your flock of chickens and ducks ready for winter is essential to not just their egg laying, but their overall health and protection from predators. While chickens and most poultry birds have a higher internal body temperature than humans (about 105F to 107F degrees on average, that’s around 40C – 42C) that does not … Read more How to Get Chickens and Ducks Ready for Winter

Chicken Mites: Getting Rid of and Prevention

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Are your chickens scratching relentlessly, losing feathers, and generally in a miserable mood? If so, they probably have mites – or poultry lice. These nasty little infestations happen frequently, especially when birds are living in close quarters. Chicken mites will not kill your birds unless untreated for an extended period of time. Thankfully, mites and … Read more Chicken Mites: Getting Rid of and Prevention

10 Chicken Predators and How to Keep Them at Bay

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Chickens draw in several animals that could endanger our flock. Due to the loss of their habitat, they have made their way closer to our homes in search of food. Some of these predators lurk in the shadows during the day, waiting for a stray bird to wander close. Or, like me, you may have … Read more 10 Chicken Predators and How to Keep Them at Bay