Benefits of Citronella and Peppermint Essential Oils for Chickens

Ever heard of essential oils for flock health? Well, if you’re a seasoned backyard chicken owner, you probably have It’s all the rage! And guess what? Strong Animals Chicken Essentials takes it to the next level They’ve packed in a bunch of awesome organic essential oils and even made it super easy to use No more guessing on how to give your flock a healthy boost or how to

My Hens Are Going Bald

Late winter It is cold Why in the world are my hens losing their feathers when they need every single one to keep toasty warm?  Feather loss could be caused by age, molting, crowding, brooding, an overactive rooster or, gulp, lice or mites

Just before they begin laying, hens that hatched four or five months earlier look like they just stepped out of a chicken spa Their feathery wardrobe is gorgeous and covers everything but their legs, feet, and heads Then life’s stresses begin taking a toll  After months of laying,  patches of  feathers disappear revealing reddish bare skin  Although

Chicken Month Chat! Topic: Nutrition

Mark your calendars for a Monday, September 26th, Chicken Month Chat on Nutrition (6:30 pm central/7:30 pm eastern)  We’ll share an invite soon so keep your eyes posted for more details on this event, which will be held on Facebook

Chicken Anatomy 101

When raising backyard chickens, it’s important to know some basics on their anatomy and the function for each part This way you can keep close tabs on your flocks’ health and notice any changes that might signal a problem

Chickens are gorgeous birds and were created so well When you sit and really think about the process a chicken goes through to lay their egg, it’s astounding!

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Egg Bound Hens…What to Do?

If you brought chicks home this spring, and if they haven’t started laying, they will soon! There’s nothing much better than collecting your first eggs! Maintaining a proper diet and keeping hens comfortable will allow them to produce incredible eggs and do it well When they lack proper nutrition, they can get into trouble Today we’re going to discuss what causes an egg bound hen, what to look for, and how to treat them So, let’s get started!

Why Is My Chicken Limping?

I think we can all agree that our chickens are very valuable to us Whether they are simply a way for you to get fresh eggs, or if they’ve become like family as in our case, chickens are an investment With that said, we do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our flock

Chickens are actually fairly fragile and while they don’t take a lot of extra care,

How to Make Edible Christmas Garland for Your Chickens

We are a week out from Christmas! Do you have all your shopping done? I am actually up to my eyeballs in all things Christmas But because I don’t have enough to do (insert eyeroll here!) I decided to take a break and make my girls something fun I didn’t go overboard on decorating the girls’ coop this year, but I did want to spruce it up with some homemade decorations Edible Christmas garland is a perfect addition to your coop And the best part? You don’t

Try the Chicken E-lixir Challenge!

If you know me at all, you know that I’m always up for a good challenge! I know quite a few people who think water is water, and their chickens don’t need all that fancy stuff You may know someone like that too Or maybe you’re even that someone! However, I have a challenge for you I have been faithfully using Chicken E-lixir in our flock for 3 years now The health and vitality of our flock shows this