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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 dust and ammonia, too much of either can bring on symptoms of sneezing, gasping for air, wheezy gurgling sounds, drainage from nostrils, with ruffled feather appearance. This illness can be problematic, and it is wise to be proactive and take these preventative measures.  Read on at Community Chickens