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A Hen Or A Rooster? How Do I Know What My Chick Is? (Pictures)

Probably the most asked question in my chicken group on Facebook, especially in the spring and early summer is, how do I know if my chick is a hen or a rooster? It’s a complicated question with no clear-cut answers. Let’s get into it… How Do I Know If My Chick Is A Hen Or A Rooster? …

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Scaly Leg Mites in Chickens: Symptoms, Treatment, And Prevention

The scaly leg mite is a common parasite found in backyard chicken flocks. Let’s discuss the signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of scaly leg mites in chickens. What Are Scaly Leg Mites? Scaly leg mites (Knemidocoptes mutans) are external, burrowing parasitic mites that live on the legs of chickens. They are round with four legs …

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6 Common Types of Worms In Chickens: How To Prevent, Detect, And Treat

Worms are a common ailment in backyard flocks. As a chicken owner, it’s scary when your babies aren’t doing well. In this article, we will discuss the 6 most common types of worms in chickens, how to detect and treat them and prevent them from coming back. Common Types of Worms in Chickens It’s so …

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Do You Need A Rooster In Your Flock? Your Questions Answered!

Do you need a rooster in your flock? I get asked this question a lot in my Facebook group and the answer is not always black and white. There are definitely pros and cons to having a rooster in your flock. Let’s talk about them before you decide. Do You Need A Rooster In Your …

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7 Respiratory Diseases In Chickens And What To Do When Your Chickens Get Them

As a chicken owner, you will inevitably experience a respiratory disease within your flock at some point. Chickens are notorious for respiratory ailments. Today we’ll look at respiratory diseases in chickens, what causes them, how you can take steps to avoid them, and how to treat them. Respiratory Diseases In Chickens There are several types …

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What Is Molting In Chickens And How To Help Them Through It?

You may notice in the fall that your chickens begin to lose their feathers. This can be alarming if you are experiencing it for the first time, but it is actually a normal occurrence called molting. In this article, we’ll take a look at what is molting in chickens and why does it happen. If …

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How To Care For Baby Chicks – Guide To Raising Chickens In Your Backyard

Baby chicks are so cute! These days, many families are choosing to raise chickens in their backyards. If you are homesteading or starting your tiny backyard farm, raising chicks is something you might need to know about. You may already have egg-laying chickens or maybe planning to get baby chicks for the first time. But …

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What Is Bumblefoot In Chickens And How To Treat It

When raising chickens you will run into all kinds of different scenarios, health-wise and otherwise.  Let’s discuss treating bumblefoot in chickens because it is something you will most likely have to deal with at some point in your chicken-keeping adventure. Bumblefoot in Chickens Guide What is bumblefoot? Bumblefoot, or plantar pododermatitis, is essentially an abscess …

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