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朵 Does my chicken have teeth? 朵

朵 Does my chicken have teeth? 朵

Okay, first of all – NO! Chickens do not have teeth. They eat with the beak. This is the perfect tool for pecking feed in crumble or pellet form, small grains, grass or insects – sometimes a mouse! Their mouth contains glands that secrete saliva, which...
Eggy Issues

Eggy Issues

Something I often get asked about is egg-shells. Why are the shells soft? Why are they lumpy? There can be many variations of a chicken egg! Here are some of the more common egg shell variants and their meanings. 1. Bloody Eggs More often than not, bloody eggs arise...
Our top 10 fun chicken facts

Our top 10 fun chicken facts

1. Chickens are the closest living relative of the T-Rex! 2. Chickens are real sleeping beauties. They experience rapid eye movement sleep (REM). This means they dream just like we do. 3. Chickens are omnivores. They will eat seeds and insects, but also larger prey...
Homemade Chicken Electrolytes

Homemade Chicken Electrolytes

Well, summer is truly upon us. Like an athlete will drink Powerade after a race, sometimes chickens need a little boost and rebalancing. Electrolytes replace sodium, potassium and minerals in the body lost due to stress, overheating or dehydration; they also rehydrate...
 Small insects – BIG PROBLEM

Small insects – BIG PROBLEM

Mites and Lice Small insects BIG problem. Mites and Lice are external parasites that like to live on your backyard chickens. Either parasite will drain your chooks of vitamins and minerals, leading to a variety of deficiencies and worst case, death. I recommend...