Common Chick Injuries and Their Solutions

Caring for injured chicks can be challenging, mainly because most people who raise chickens are not familiar with what to do after an injury.  Fortunately, chicks are very resilient and are able to heal easily from many traumas.  There are several precautions that must be taken when caring for chicks.  The first thing to remember when handling them is to wear gloves.  This is to protect yourself from any diseases carried by the chick and to eliminate the risk of infecting the injury. [Read more...]

Chicken Coop Reviews: My Top 3 Chicken Coops

The urban ranching movement is becoming more popular every year. As consumers look to avoid growth hormones and genetically modified stock on one hand, and those looking to be more self-sufficient on the other hand, city-dwellers are looking for ways to avoid going to the supermarket. Laws regarding domesticated animals are being rewritten in towns throughout the United States in order to allow city-dwellers to keep and raise their own animals, especially chickens. [Read more...]

Chick Bedding: What Is The Best To Use And Why?

Regardless of the number of chickens or chicks you have, you will need to make use of a lot of bedding on the floor of the chicken coop.  Bedding is an essential component of keeping the chickens both healthy and happy.  On the floor of the coop, chick bedding serves to absorb urine, droppings and odor and this enables the environment of the chickens to be sanitary and have a fresh smell. In addition, it provides material for a soft landing for candling chicken eggs.   [Read more...]

Candling Chicken Eggs For Beginners

If you are planning on incubating eggs any time soon, then you need to learn about candling chicken eggs and how you can keep track of the incubation progress. A high powered LED light is used to monitor the progress of incubation and will help you in spotting embryo viability, moisture and any other details that affect the hatching. [Read more...]