New Chicken Keeping Articles | August 26, 2015

This week’s Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers.
An updated collection of chicken keeping articles from  across the web archived in one convenient library on our menu bar.

August, 26, 2015
Considerations for Keeping a Rooster.
Why are Eggs Sold by the Dozen? | Fresh Eggs Daily®.
Do Different Chicken Egg Colors Taste Different? | Backyard Poultry Magazine.
Speckled Sussex: A Favorite Chicken Breed | Backyard Poultry Magazine.
How To Photograph Your Flock by Kathy Baca from the February/March, 2010 issue of Backyard Poultry | Backyard Poultry Magazine.
Feeding Chickens – An Introductory Guide – BackYard Chickens Community.
About Sex-Links.
5 Favorites: Backyard Chicken Coops for Small Flocks: Gardenista.
Mites & Lice – Health and Common Diseases – The Chicken Vet – Home of the healthy chickens.

 

Ridding the Chickens of Hitchhikers

Well it’s my turn to deal with poultry mites!  This is a new problem for me, so after much research on how to rid my flock of parasites, this article by the Chicken Chick was the one I chose for my game plan. Great information and easy to follow instructions.

When I noticed one of my Silkies having feather loss, at first I just assumed she was molting. However, it was obvious after time passed that she was not following the ordinary sequence of feather loss. The tip off was her vent area looking irritated, which suggests she might have mites. Although I couldn’t really see any  signs of cooties, her feathers are dull, she’s feather pulling, and picking at herself.

Last night I treated all the birds, the coop, the coop area, and changed bedding. I was lucky, yesterday the temperature was only 100, at least I was able to work without sweating to death. Hopefully those 115 days are over now that we’re in the monsoon season.

The joys of chicken keeping isn’t always joy, sometimes we just have to accept the unpleasant stuff, take the good along with the bad, laugh, and sometimes even cry. It’s all a part of owning chickens!