How do chicks develop and breathe inside the egg?

In this article, we will discuss a very interesting topic for all poultry lovers. How do chicks breathe inside the egg? The miracle of life is truly amazing. A baby grows inside its mother’s womb and receives everything it needs to develop within the safe confines of the uterus through an umbilical cord that collects …

Can Humans Get Coronavirus from Chickens?

There is no scientific evidence to show that the coronavirus is spread by eating chicken, lamb, and seafood, the Executive Director of the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority, GSG Ayyangar, said on Thursday, saying the virus would not survive warmer temperatures.  Amid fears that the infection could be acquired from eating chicken, lamb, and …

How to start a free-range chicken egg business

Perhaps the only thing better than collecting, cooking, and savoring your own free-range chicken eggs is sharing a dozen or two with family and friends, and the occasional cash-paying customer. More of these consumers exist today, and small farmers are reaping the rewards, thanks to the growing awareness of the health benefits of free-range chicken …

How to know if your chickens have worms (and how to treat them naturally)

How to know if your chickens have worms (and how to treat them naturally) All farm animals, including chickens, are capable of harboring a variety of parasites, including worms. Worms are typically “endoparasites,” meaning they are inside your chicken rather than “ectoparasites,” which are parasites on the outside of your chickens, such as lice or …

What is Newcastle Disease and how can it be prevented?

Newcastle Disease (NCD) is a serious viral disease of poultry that affects almost every country in the world and causes economic losses due to high levels of mortality. According to a report issued by the World Bank, it is ranked as the third most expensive poultry disease, after bird flu (high and low pathogenicity) and …

Alektorophobia: Fear of Chickens

Fear of chickens is a rare and specific type of phobia where people develop an irrational fear of chickens. The word alektorophobia comes from the Greek words “alektor”, which means (rooster), and “phobos”, which means fear. People with alektorophobia, suffer from irrational fears of chickens and other birds, it really does not matter if the …

Why Do Hens Cackle after Laying an Egg?

Hens often cackle when they lay an egg and this is known as the egg song. Not all of them make this peculiar noise after laying an egg, and some breeds cackle more than others. It is a “buck-buck-buck-badaaack” sound, repeated often for up to 15 minutes. But why do they do it? Why do …

How to Calm an Aggressive Rooster

So how do you control an aggressive rooster? Having a rooster that is overly aggressive is a problem that people commonly face when trying to raise or keep a large number of chickens. A rooster generally becomes aggressive due to his natural instinct. One of the main jobs of a rooster among a flock of …

How Long Does It Take For a Hen to Lay Her First Egg?

The excitement of buying chicks is usually only overcome with the arrival of your hen’s first egg! Often this moment will be a joyous surprise, while for some owners, the longer it takes, the more anxious they will get and many will wonder: is there something wrong with my hen, are they sick, do they …

The Health Benefits of Feeding Garlic to Chickens

Garlic was used by the ancient Egyptians for medicinal purposes and is still popular as a health supplement today. In European countries where large amounts of this vegetable are consumed in peoples’ diets, they have a lower risk of cancer and are less likely to suffer from heart disease, but what if I add this …