Causes and Solutions for Chickens Losing Feathers

by Treats for Chickens

Photo: This is “NoName” {she’s a hard molter} Talk about a bad feather day, eh?
Chicken feather loss and what looks like your chickens balding is a sad case of yearly molting. All chickens are going to go through molt differently but the causes of feather loss varies from chicken to chicken and coop to coop.  Alright, let’s get down to business. Your chickens losing feathers isn’t cool. Especially since this odd feather loss situation with molting takes place just as the temperatures drop and you’d be thinking that your chickens need their feathers for all sorts of reasons… like staying warm!  In order to get a handle on chicken feather loss we need to first identifying the correct and real underlying problem.  I put a shout out for questions on feather loss on Instagram and put together the most… Continue Reading

 

Choosing a Chicken Drinker | Types, Ideas, DIY

Which drinker is right for your chickens? It depends on many factors to say the least.  Convenience should certainly be considered, but keep in mind, there are a variety of different drinkers available for many different reasons.
For every need (or problem) someone has no doubt found a solution. Visit my photo collection and see all the different drinker types, get some ideas, and even learn how to make your own!

Chicken Drinkers

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The Pecking Order: What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

Articles submitted by chicken keepers are always welcome because there is so much to learn from each other. Today we welcome an article from the Happy Chicken Coop offering valuable information about the pecking order.

The Pecking Order What Is It and How to Avoid Problems in Your Flock

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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the pecking order’. In our minds eye, we likely see colleagues and co-workers neatly arranged in order of ‘merit’. From the CEO down to the janitor, everyone has a place in the ‘pecking order’.

The term ‘pecking order’ was first coined in 1921 by Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe to describe the hierarchy of flock dynamics and it came into popular usage in the 1930s…. Continue Reading