Natural Supplements for Chickens

If your interested in introducing herbs and natural supplements to your chicken keeping regiment these articles are very helpful.
Personally, I’ve no experience with using herbs on my flock, but I’m certainly open to the idea if it will help keep my chickens healthy.
A big thank you to these content contributors for sharing their knowledge. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Basics of Natural Chicken Keeping

by Home & Garden NJ

Using herbs and edible flowers, along with some natural supplements, you can keep your flock healthy relatively easily and very inexpensively and thereby avoid vet visits, antibiotics and medications….

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Chickens & Herbs

by Bitchin’ Chickens

For the last few years Iโ€™ve been a member of several Facebook farm and chicken groups. I also check out other chicken blogs. Iโ€™m curious about, and frankly sometimes question, some of the claims that are made.
Recently I posted an article on Feeding Chickens. I know something about basic nutrition and filled in my knowledge gaps with some online research. I wanted to do a follow-up piece on using herbs to improve the health of your flock.

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Resource Library for Chicken Keepers

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Charts & Diagrams
Chicken Anatomy, External, Internal, and Skeletal
Chicken Anatomy, Full Color
Chicken Combs and Wattles
Chicken Egg Color Chart
Chicken Feather Variations & Markings
Chicken Feeding Chart
Development of a Chick
Checklist for Chicken Coop

๐Ÿ™‚ Raising Baby Chicks | TBN Ranch

Preparing for, and managing baby chicks.
Everything you need to know, step by step.

Raising Baby Chicks
๐Ÿ™‚ How to Buy Chicks from a Feed Store|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Brooder to Coop, When? | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ How to Care for your Mail Order Chicks|TBNRanch
Raising Chicks|Micro Farm Life Micro Farm Life
Solutions for Spraddle Leg Fresh Eggs Daily | Poultry Help.com
Chapter 4: Caring for baby chicks My Pet Chicken
๐Ÿ™‚ About the Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Controlling Temperature in the Brooder|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Choosing a Radiant Heat Chick Brooder| TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Introducing Hatch-a-longs to the flock | TBN Ranch

๐Ÿ™‚ Fecal Impaction / AKA Pasting-Up | TBN Ranch

Young chicks commonly suffer from fecal impaction, and if left untreated they will die. The warning signs are listlessness, stumbling, and sometimes a swollen abdomen. Most likely your ailing chick has a dirty bum with caked on fecal matter hindering the ability to poop. What to Do

Managing the Flock
Coop Building Plans
๐Ÿ™‚ Backyard Chickens, Know What you’re Getting into | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Can Chickens Fly? | TBN Ranch
Chicken Keeping in Winter City Girl Farming
๐Ÿ™‚ Chicken TERMINOLOGY|TBN Ranch
City Chickens, Getting Started wikiHow
Chicken Care The Chicken Chickยฎ
๐Ÿ™‚ Intervention and Management of Problematic Pecking | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ How Long Does a Chicken Live?|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ How Much Space Chickens Need | TBN Ranch
Understanding the Molting Process Murray McMurray
๐Ÿ™‚ All About Molting|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Introducing New Chickens|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Keeping Chickens Cool|TBN Ranch ๐Ÿ™‚ MORE
๐Ÿ™‚ Pecking Order | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ The Chicken’s Senses|TBN Ranch

๐Ÿ™‚ Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers

Hundreds of collected articles from across the web.
Content contributors sharing their experience and expertise.

Broodies & Incubation
๐Ÿ™‚ Keeping Hens with Eggs or Chicks safe Among the Flock| TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ BREAKING THE BROODY HEN | TBN Ranch
Broody Hens vs Incubators Pros & Cons Backyard Chickens
How to Incubate & Hatch Eggs Backyard Chickens
My Pet Chicken Guide to Incubation & Hatching My Pet Chicken
Caring for Broody Hens The Chicken Chick
How to Choose the Perfect Incubator The Happy Chicken Coop
Beginner’s Guide to Incubation Backyard Chickens
๐Ÿ™‚ Why a Hen Leaves the Nest After Laying an Egg | TBN Ranch
When is it Safe to Open the Incubator? Cluckin mad about chickens
Solving Incubation Issues When Hatching Eggs Hobby Farms

๐Ÿ™‚ Over 500 Coops to Ponder Over

Which coop is right for you and your flock? Traditional, unique, DYI, or maybe you’re looking for an elaborate set-up? View Now

Feeding Chickens
๐Ÿ™‚ Choosing a Feeder, View the Many Choices | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Feeding Chickens Rolled Oats | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Feeding Hemp Seed | TBN Ranch
Fresh Food List for Chickens Backyard Chickens
๐Ÿ™‚ Toxic Food List for Chickens | TBN Ranch
Feeding & Watering Chickens Willow Creek Farm
Feeding Chickens at Different Ages The Chicken Chickยฎ
How Do Chickens Digest Food? Backyard Poultry
Natural Supplements for Chickens Home & Garden Guides
Gardening with Chickens, Plants to Avoid the good life ain’t easy
๐Ÿ™‚Understanding Chick Starter & Grower Feed | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ About Grit and Chicks & Chickens | TBN Ranch

๐Ÿ™‚ Breed Profiles & Characteristics

Building a flock? There are many beautiful chicken breeds to choose from, each having something special to offer. The breeds we chose in this article are primarily birds we are familiar with.
Details are specifically about temperament, egg size, egg color, egg production, primary use, and weight.

Ancestry
Chickens, History and Ancestry Phillip Clauer
A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2016) The Happy Chicken Coop

๐Ÿ™‚ Managing the Brooder Temperature | TBN Ranch

The brooder is where your chicks will live until they are fully feathered. This article will help you keep them comfortable by understanding their behavior while using a traditional heat lamp or today’s radiant heat alternative. Read Article

Managing Eggs
๐Ÿ™‚ Brittle Eggs | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Cleaning Farm Eggs | TBN Ranch
Incubate & Hatch Eggs Backyard Chickens
๐Ÿ™‚ Why Homegrown Eggs Are Better | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Why Your Hens Aren’t Laying Eggs, Solution | TBN Ranch

๐Ÿ™‚ Understanding the Pecking Order

It is often the stronger or larger birds that rank highest in the social order. This article will help you learn how to minimize the drama when the bullying becomes excessive.

๐Ÿ™‚ When to Expect the First Egg | TBN Ranch

If you buy your birds as chicks, you can expect to feed and care for them for 22 to 24 weeks before they reach their point of lay. However, this depends on the breed, time of year, and the level of care they have received. Learn in detail how to determine the point of lay HERE.


๐Ÿ™‚ Breaking the Broody Hen|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Identifying Chicken Predators AFTER They Attack|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Getting Chickens to Roost in the Right Place|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Clipping Chicken Nails | TBN Ranch
Winterizing the Chicken House ART & BRI
5 Different Types of Coop Heaters The Happy Chicken Coop
Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter The Spruce, Lauren Arcuri
How to Keep your Chickens Safe from Possums The Happy Chicken Coop
Pros & Cons of Keeping a Rooster Rural Living
Ultimate Chicken Coop Guide Mile Four

๐Ÿ™‚ Drinkers/Waterers

So many to choose from, but which one best fits your flock’s needs? Auto-fill, nipple, standard fill, or DIY, view them all in one convenient place HERE.

๐Ÿ™‚ Keeping Chickens in Extreme Heat | TBN Ranch

 Is your chicken yard and coop suitable to sustain the well-being of your flock in the summer? Itโ€™s essential to prepare for extreme heat, or your birds may suffer from heat exhaustion… Read More

How to Humanely Euthanize a Chicken The Chicken Chick
Guide to Chicken Keeping in Extreme Cold Scoop from the Coop
๐Ÿ™‚ The Best Way to Catch a Chicken|TBN Ranch
Chicken Coop Ramps, The Ultimate Guide The Featherbrain
๐Ÿ™‚ Chicken Roost Types & Ideas|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Raising Chickens, Pros & Cons|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Winter Chicken Keeping in Phoenix | TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Keeping Chickens Safe From Fox|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Salmonella Safety Practices for Chicken Keepers|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Less Waste, No Mess Chicken Feeders|TBN Ranch

๐Ÿ™‚ Hatcheries & Retailers

A list of our favorite hatcheries & retailers. We have purchased chicks from all these hatcheries and have always been satisfied. Online retailers are also included, especially useful for those hard to find items. Visit Now

Poultry Health & Medical
๐Ÿ™‚ About Worming Chickens|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Dosages of the Good Stuff… For Chicken with Parasites|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Backyard Biosecurity|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Loss of Baby Chicks|TBN Ranch
๐Ÿ™‚ Salmonella|TBN Ranch
How to Treat Bumblefoot Hobby Farms
Diseases: 5 Common Flock Problems & How to Treat Them The Happy Chicken Coop

๐Ÿ™‚ Nest Box & Bedding Gallery More than 100 to View!

Nesting boxes are essential and extremely useful for chickens and their keepers. A clean, private and peaceful space encourages hens to lay eggs all in one place. Without nest boxes, hens will lay their eggs in random places, which is inconvenient for keepers. Here are many ideas to help you find the right nest boxes for your flock. View Now

How-To Videos
Sexing Chicks

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Which Holiday Leftovers are Safe for Chickens?

Most of us end up with leftovers after our Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter feast – that’s part of the fun of the holidays. I am asked all the time what is okay for chickens to have and what’s not.
Here are some popular holiday food items and my recommendations on sharing. Let’s start  with some leftovers that are okay to share…

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by Fresh Eggs Daily
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Helpful Article on Feeding Chickens

Managing Chickens: Feeding and Watering

I think sometimes feeding can become a controversial topic these days, with organic, non-GMO, etc.ย  We are simply going to share how we handle feeding and watering here at Willow Creek Farm and not go into all the controversial parts of it… Continue Reading

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Thanks Willow Creek Farm for this wealth of information.
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