Unleash the Power of Nature: Diatomaceous Earth for a Happy, Healthy Flock

Howdy, fellow poultry enthusiasts! Today, we're diving deep into the world of natural remedies for our backyard coop companions. That's right – we're talking about the incredible benefits of using Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to keep our flock in tip-top shape. So grab a cuppa, settle in, and let's explore why DE is the unsung hero of the poultry world.

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Understanding Chicken Diarrhea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Chickens are delightful creatures to have in a backyard or on a farm, providing fresh eggs and quirky personalities. However, like any living beings, they can experience health issues, one of which is diarrhea. Understanding why chickens get diarrhea, recognizing the signs, and knowing how to treat it can help keep your feathered friends healthy and happy.

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Herbs or Hazards? How These Common Plants Can Endanger Your Poultry,

Imagine waking up one morning to find your beloved flock of chickens in distress, suffering from unknown ailments. You inspect their coop, searching for any signs of danger or toxicity, only to discover that the culprit may be hiding in plain sight - their feeding grounds. Yes, you heard it right: while certain plants may seem harmless or even beneficial, they can pose serious threats to the well-being of your feathered friends. In this article, we will delve into the potential risks that five common plants can pose to your poultry, shedding light on the hazards of thyme, the dangers of comfrey, the toxicity of foxglove, the harmful effects of pennyroyal, and the hazards of parsley for quail. By understanding these risks, you can take critical steps to ensure the safety and health of your precious flock. So, let's explore the world of herbs and hazards, and learn how to create a safe environment for your feathered companions.,

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Ginger for poultry

I did quite a bit of research before adding Ginger to my wellness blend. I knew Ginger was good for us humans but had to make sure it's good for poultry and goats as well. I found this article by Dr. Zhao. He found that hens supplemented with ginger powder started laying eggs with a greater mass and also found a higher amount of antioxidant in the egg yolks.

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Where are my feathers

Chickens will normally shed their feathers in late summer or early autumn when sunlight decreases and  egg laying slows down. Your birds make look rather scruffy with missing feathers. You’ll also notice abundant feathers laying about. At this time, hens may slow down or stop laying to divert energy into making new feathers, since feathers are made up of about 85 % protein.

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