Tip No 1 for Chooks
Autumn is a good time to insure all livestock and pets are wormed prior to the colder winter months. This will give your pets and livestock a better chance to sustain weight and body fat during the winter months.
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One of the responsibilities of owning Chickens is make sure they maintain good health. Chickens can be prone to Parasites and Lice.
But never fear there are lots of products in store to assist you with the control of Bird Lice. If you are not sure if your flock is affected by parasites, you can do a bit of reading here and learn more about bird dwelling parasites.
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So what are the benefits of keeping Poultry?
Eggs are a high protein, nutritious food with very little waste. When properly managed 10 hens may produce:
2000 eggs/year = 40 eggs /week = 2kg of eggs.
As a bonus, they generate more than Continue reading
Coccidiossis is a disease of birds and mammals that chiefly affects the intestines, caused by coccidia. It is one of the most common diseases to affect chickens and as such should be in the vocabulary of every backyard chicken keeper.
Coccidiossis is species-specific, which means if you have livestock around with coccidiosis they won’t infect your chickens and vice versa. However, coccidiosis doesn’t discriminate amongst the avian species – ducks, turkeys, geese can all pass the disease on to chickens and vice versa.*
Coccidiosis can be fatal to your chickens, however Continue reading
When it is hot, the last thing you want to drink is hot water. If you pets are kept outside put out at least two sources of water. Consider the direction of the sun as it moves through the day and supply your pet with options so they can always have fresh water that hasn’t been sitting in the sun.
Plenty of Shade & Air Flow
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Chickens are quite intelligent animals and require little upkeep in the grand scale of pet ownership, plus they have the added reward of egg production.
Here are 3 Top Tips To Keeping Your Flock Healthy For Spring and Maximum Egg Production..
Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica. Over a long period of time, diatoms accumulated in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans. Today, silica deposits are mined from these areas.
Silica is very common in nature and makes up 26% of the earth’s crust by weight. Various forms of silica include sand, emerald, quartz, feldspar, mica, clay, asbestos, and glass. Silicon, a component of silica, does not exist naturally in its pure form. It usually reacts with oxygen and water to form silicon dioxide. Silicon dioxide has two naturally occurring forms: crystalline and amorphous. Most diatomaceous earth is made of amorphous silicon dioxide. However, it can contain very low levels of crystalline silicon dioxide.*