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

Turkey Molting: Causes + When They Molt

Turkey Molting

Every year, turkeys shed their old feathers to create space for new ones to grow. Growing new feathers is a natural process designed to maintain its overall well-being. Molting also protects them against cold winter conditions. Turkeys in the northern hemisphere will start molting in December, while those in the southern hemisphere begin in June. Annual … 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 Ducks Eat Broccoli?

Broccoli is a favorite of all duck breeds. These vegetables are high in nutrients that help the ducks stay healthy and produce nutritious and healthy eggs. Ducks enjoy drinking and splashing around in the water. Your ducks will fall in love with broccoli because of the plant’s high water content. Ducks can eat broccoli without … Read more

Can Ducks Eat Almonds?

Most people with a surplus of almonds would ask if they could feed them to their domestic, farm, or pet ducks. Fortunately, ducks can consume both raw and roasted almonds. Duck can eat almonds because almonds provide magnesium, antioxidants, and calcium which are important for their development. It is good to grind almonds for ducks … Read more

Duck Losing Balance and Falling Over – Wobbly Duck Syndrome

Ducks can lose balance and keep falling over because of sudden illness, deficiency, or a broken or injured leg. However, Niacin deficiency is the most common cause of falls in ducks. Parasites and bugs that suck blood can also weaken a duck, and it may keep losing its balance or even fall over. Niacin, often … 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