How Do Chickens Digest Food | Purina Animal Nutrition

How do chickens digest food? How does the chicken digestive system differ from a human’s? Learn how a hen’s feed and nutrition becomes an egg.

by Patrick Biggs, Ph.d
When the dinner bell rings for a backyard flock, the hens come running. There’s nothing like a complete, balanced layer feed. But what happens after your chickens are finished pecking away at the feeder? Read Article

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How To Keep Your Flock Safe from Possums

by The Happy Chicken Coop

Do opossums will eat chickens? In this article we explain how to spot the signs of an opossum attack, and how to protect your flock against an opossum attack.
Before you can protect your flock of chickens, you need to know what you are up against. The possum is more correctly known as an Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana) and it is Americas’ only marsupial animal. Continue Reading

 

 

Ways to Keep your Chickens Water from Freezing this Winter

Chickens need access to water year round, but keeping it from freezing can be a challenge in the winter. Read my best tips!

One of the most-often asked questions we get from readers is how to keep their chickens’ water from freezing in the winter. Chickens need access to unfrozen water every day in order to stay healthy, laying well and alive, so it’s very important to keep their water from freezing… Read Article

 

The Facts About Aggressive Roosters

Most roosters are not aggressive towards people, but when one is, what is a backyard chicken keeper to do? Continue Reading

Most roosters are not aggressive towards people, but when one is, what is a backyard chicken keeper to do? Nobody wants to live in fear of being flogged, attacked, spurred or chased by one of their pet chickens and no one wants a child to be hurt or traumatized in their backyard.

Kathy, The Chicken Chick®by Kathy Mormino, The Chicken Chick®