Use Green Tea to Prevent Avian Influenza

Use Green Tea to Prevent Avian Influenza

Green tea has been grown since ancient times, making a traditional tea that originated in China and has become a popular brew in Japan and China. Green tea leaves contain antioxidants and flavonoids. The compounds in green tea are known to be very effective in 

Learn How to Make a Self-Feeder for Poultry

Learn How to Make a Self-Feeder for Poultry

While there are many types of containers designed to feed chickens, here is a self-feeder that I have adapted that works well for my set up. I like it because it is efficient, keeps the food clean and allows the chickens to eat as much 

How Sweet it is Barn Lime for Your Coop

How Sweet it is Barn Lime for Your Coop

Silver Spangles Appenzeller Spitzhauben Flock Consider Barn Lime for your Coop Have you considered using barn lime in your coops? Also known as agricultural lime, ag lime, dairy lime. Barn lime is a phenomenal product that can be assist in lice and mite prevention in 

Avian Influenza Strikes Flock in Iowa 2022

Avian Influenza Strikes Flock in Iowa 2022

A single case of avian flu has been diagnosed in Council Bluffs Iowa region. If the disease moves west it could be a huge challenge for Nebraska poultry growers. Officials in Iowa substantiated the occurrence of this extremely transmissible disease, week of March 3rd, 2022, 

Best Way to Water Chickens

Best Way to Water Chickens

If you own chickens, you know how messy their water pans can get. They can take perfectly fresh water and turn it in to a pooy bacteria nightmare in a matter of minutes. Most of the traditional water pan system allow for chickens to drop 

TREATING POULTRY DISEASES WITH GREEN TEA

TREATING POULTRY DISEASES WITH GREEN TEA

GREEN TEA & COCCIDIOSIS There have been multiple studies conducted using green tea for the treatment and prevention of avian diseases. In a study done in Korea where green tea was added to poultry feed, there was a 50% reduction in coccidiosis oocyst output,¬†while maintaining 

Lice & Mite Prevention

Lice & Mite Prevention

Lice & Mite Prevention Lice & mites are minute external parasites that live off of poultry, they are extremely resilient to all types of environmental conditions, including freezing cold temperatures. They are vicious blood-sucking pests that invade your coop attacking poultry compromising their health. Consider 

Preventing Respiratory Illness with Poultry

Preventing Respiratory Illness with Poultry

Keeping chickens healthy in the winter, can be more challenging, than the greener times of summer, when they can munch on weeds and bugs, that naturally keeps them healthier. Closing chickens indoors for protection from the adverse weather can set up the right conditions for 

8 Ways to Reduce Respiratory Illness in Poultry

8 Ways to Reduce Respiratory Illness in Poultry

In the winter months, as the weather turns colder, chicken keepers are forced to keep their birds shut indoors to protect them from adverse weather conditions. Confinement indoors can create conditions, triggering respiratory illness in poultry. The respiratory systems of chickens are very sensitive to 

California Issues Quarantine Due to Newcastle Disease

California Issues Quarantine Due to Newcastle Disease

Due to Virulent Newcastle Disease, the state of California has issued a quarantine and will no longer allow shipments of live poultry, hatching eggs or embryonated eggs in or out of these zip codes 90000-93599. These zip codes include areas of San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa