How Much Do Baby Chicks Sleep?

Baby chicks tend to sleep a lot when they are a few weeks old. They will take naps during the day in small bits. Mostly, chicks will spend their day eating, pooping, and sleeping. You should ensure that they get enough but not too much light in their brooder since it affects their sleeping patterns. … Read more

White Spots on Chicken Comb

White Spots on Chicken Comb

A chicken’s comb may look different depending on its breed. However, a chicken’s comb should always be monitored, and any significant changes should never be ignored. For instance, your chicken’s comb may suddenly develop white spots. White spots on chicken comb can signify viral infection like fowl pox or fungal infections like Favus. Dehydration and poor diet … Read more

Naked Neck Chicken: Advantages + Disadvantages

When chickens lose their feathers, it’s always an indication that something is wrong. But what if the chicken naturally has fewer feathers and a bald neck? Well, if you have a hen with a bald neck in your flock, you should not worry. Naked neck chickens are just ordinary birds but with different appearances and … Read more

Black Spots on Chicken Comb: Causes + Removal

Black Spots on Chicken Comb

Several factors can cause black spots on a chicken comb. Sometimes, the spots can result from scratches and pecking as they fight. However, the sudden appearance of several black spots on a chicken’s comb may signify an infection like fowlpox. Always be observant when rearing chickens and take immediate action whenever you note an abnormal … Read more

How to Get Chickens Back in The Coop at Night

You may have to teach your chickens to go into the coop at night. Naturally, your birds should return to their coop since they are living things that with safety precautions. But, they may refuse to return because the housing is new, there are predators, they are being bullied, there are worm infestations, etc. 6 ways to … Read more

Constipated Chicken: Signs, Causes + Care

Chicken Constipation

Just like any other animal, chickens can also get constipated. Before treating a constipated chicken, you must first determine if it is constipated or egg-bound since those two conditions have similar symptoms.  When a hen is egg-bound or constipated, it mostly stays in the nesting box and avoids walking since they are in stress and … Read more

How To Keep Chickens Off Patio, Porch, or Deck

Chicken can sometimes mess up your home patio, deck, or porch. Keeping chickens off the patio will safeguard you from their destructive and annoying behaviors, such as pooping, pecking, scratching, and trampling. You can keep chickens off your patio by placing fake predators or scarecrows. Fencing can also work. Do not leave anything that chickens can … Read more

Worms in Chicken Eggs: Pictures, Causes + What To Do

Worms in Chicken Eggs

Worms in chicken eggs are common, especially when the egg-laying hens are left to free range. While looking for food outdoors, chickens can easily pick worms when eating infected insects or droppings from other birds. After ingestion, the worms are passed from the oviduct to the eggs. Ascaridida (Ascaridia galli/roundworm) is the most popular intestinal … Read more

Worms in Chicken Poop, Pictures + Control Measures

Round worms in chicken poop

Chickens that roam freely in backyards or outdoors are likely to have worms in their droppings because they can easily eat infected insects, slugs, or contaminated droppings. The most common worms in chicken poop are tapeworms, gapeworms, chicken roundworms, cecal, and threadworms. To get rid of worms in chicken poop, deworm the infected flock. Keep … Read more

Telling Chickens Age: Signs + What to Check

Signs of an old chicken may include less number of eggs laid, longer spurs, and bigger eggs. The signs are displayed through a chicken’s behavioral and or physical traits. Knowing the age of your birds makes it easy to determine the type of feed to provide, the ability to lay eggs, and general health. A … Read more