Monthly Archives: August 2017

How Do Chickens Get Lice?

How Do Chickens Get Lice?

The most common ways chickens acquire lice are from wild birds and other chickens. Once a chicken is infested, lice spread by crawling from one bird to another. Contact with infested feathers, especially during a molt, also helps spread lice. Lousiness is usually worse in fall and winter. Suspect lice if your chickens are restless,… Read More »

How to Handle Baby Chicks, Ducklings, and Goslings

How to Handle Baby Chicks, Ducklings, and Goslings

When those fuzzy little chicks, ducklings, or goslings arrive in the mail, the first thing you want to do is pick them up and cuddle them. Young children, especially, can’t resist snuggling those cute little fluff balls. The more time you spend with your baby poultry, the friendlier they will become. However, among the important… Read More »