From Chicks To Chickens – How Long Does It Take?

If you’re new to the world of raising chickens, you may be wondering about the timeline of their growth. After all, it’s hard not to be curious about these fluffy little creatures and how long it takes for them to reach adulthood. So, the burning question in every chicken keeper’s mind is: How long do … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Beans?

Can chickens eat beans?

Cooked beans contain rich amounts of proteins, fiber, and components of minerals that are good for chickens. They also provide poultry with dietary starch, which keeps them energetic. Chickens can only eat beans that are well-prepared and cooked. Poorly cooked or raw beans contain lectin, which is poisonous to chickens. Canned beans should not be fed … Read more

Chicken Breathing With Open Mouth

Chicken Breathing With Open Mouth

I always observe how our chickens breathe to know when it’s normal or not. A healthy one should breathe via its nose with a closed mouth. However, high or hot temperatures can make them gasp for air while trying to release and cool excess heat from their body. It is okay for a chicken to … Read more

Chicken Eye Closed: Causes + What to Do

Chicken Eye Closed

Anyone close to chickens will notice that they may have their eyes closed at some point. It is normal for chickens to close one or both eyelids while resting or sleeping. However, you must be worried if they are extremely lethargic with closed eyes. Diseases like infectious coryza, mason eye worm, and coccidiosis can cause closed … Read more

Chicken Vomiting: Fluids From Chicken’s Beak

Chicken Vomiting: Fluids From Chicken's beak

Chickens cannot throw up like you and me. However, colored or clear fluids may flow from their beaks. This is why you may think that chickens can vomit. A constant flow of fluids dripping from a chicken’s mouth indicates an illness or severe bacterial infection. A chicken’s vomit can be yellow, green, brown, white, or … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Bananas?

Can Chickens Eat Bananas?

Bananas are good for chickens because they are tasty snacks that are excellently packed with vital vitamins, trace elements, fibers, and proteins that are good for them. Roosters and hens love consuming fruits, and they are not picky eaters. When chickens eat bananas, they will get vitamin B12, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and nutrients like potassium. Bananas also contain … Read more

How Long Can Chickens Live Without Water?

Without an excellent water supply, your chicken will have a compromised ability to digest food, lay eggs, generate energy, regulate body temperature, etc. Therefore, always strive to provide a sufficient water supply. Chickens in idyllic climates can live without water for 2-3 days if they are healthy. However, those in hot weather can only survive for … Read more

Can You Bathe A Chicken?

You can bathe a chicken, especially if it is dirty or highly infected with parasites or pests. Naturally, chickens try to clean themselves by rolling in the dust or dirt. This may not be enough, especially if whatever they are trying to shake off is holding to their body under their tick feathers. To give your chicken a … Read more

Chicken Losing Tail Feathers: Why + What to Do

Chicken Losing Tail Feathers

Chickens can lose their tail feathers due to bullying, stress, molting, and bites from parasites like lice or mites. To help them grow back, you need to find the exact cause of feather loss to address the issue precisely. The loss of tail feathers is not usually a distress sign that may threaten chickens. If … Read more

Sevin Dust for Chicken Mites + How to Use It

Sevin Dust for chicken mites is an effective acaricide because of its active ingredients, which are deadly to bugs. Chickens allowed to free-range should be dusted once in a while. This should be done to prevent parasites like mites and lice from hiding under their feathers. Sevin dust can kill chicken mites because it is rich in a neurotoxin … Read more