Keeping Drug Residues Out of Your Foodstream

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Let’s face it. One reason many of us keep backyard farm animals is because we want to decrease our levels of unintentional chemical residues that make it into our food stream.  Continue reading Keeping Drug Residues Out of Your Foodstream

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Controlling Mites in the Henhouse

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Mites

Basic livestock management requires you to know what types of parasites are possible in your flock, knowing what measures you can take to keep them at bay, and knowing what to do if, despite your best efforts, you manage to get a parasitic infestation.

The easiest and more important step in preventing parasites is Continue reading Controlling Mites in the Henhouse

How was the coop tour? Did you get your name in the drawing for free eggs?

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Thank you all for attending the 5th Annual Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour! We had about 1,000 attendees and it was a huge success!

In the upper right corner of this blog, under the page Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour, you will see some new pages we prepared for the tour. We will continue to add to this throughout the week with pictures and videos.

If you haven’t done so already, either follow this blog, “like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to get your name into the drawing for a dozen duck eggs. Continue reading How was the coop tour? Did you get your name in the drawing for free eggs?

How to Nebulize a Chicken in 6 Easy Steps

Okay, that’s a lie. It wasn’t easy and I couldn’t nebulizer her.

As some of you know, I mistakenly let my chickens play in the rain all day our first rainy day of autumn. They got sick, and I learned a lesson.

I’ve been trying to treat them with Bio-Cide OXINE® for a while, but Continue reading How to Nebulize a Chicken in 6 Easy Steps

Love Those Chicken Nipples!

Serious, my chicken’s nipples are the best gadget in the coop!

I’m talking about my watering system, not mammalian nipples, which, clearly, my chickens ain’t got.

When I first started keeping chickens, I used a standard chicken waterer (the kind that you fill from the top and the chickens drink from the bottom). Continue reading Love Those Chicken Nipples!