Monthly Archives: September 2016

How to Prevent Angel Wing in Ducks and Geese

How to Prevent Angel Wing in Ducks and Geese

Angel wing is a condition in which the flight feathers of one or both wings of a duck or goose twist away from the body. It occurs when either the primary feathers overlap in reverse order — over each other, rather than under, from outer to inner feather — or, more commonly, the entire last… Read More »

What Is a Gizzard and How Does It Work?

What Is a Gizzard and How Does It Work?

Ever wonder what a “gizzard” is, and why birds have them but people don’t? You’re not alone. Chances are you’ve heard about gizzards before, but you may not know why your chickens need these specialized organs! In fact, a gizzard is an essential part of the chicken’s digestion system. Chickens peck at their food with… Read More »

“Chicken People” Documentary Gets a Theatrical Release

“Chicken People” Documentary Gets a Theatrical Release

As you might expect, show chicken breeders tend to be an eccentric bunch of folks who are passionate about breeding perfect poultry. Until recently, however, the relatively small world of show chicken breeding hasn’t had much time in the limelight. Thanks to a documentary produced by CMT however, that’s about to change. It’s called Chicken… Read More »