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The ayam cemani has earned the reputation for being the rarest (and most expensive) chicken in the world. Rightfully so and photos don’t do justice to this exotic poultry breed. They are absolutely stunning in all of their glorious black. That’s because, the ayam cemani is entirely black, from head to toe and inside to out due to a genetic mutation known as fibromelanosis.
Spraddle leg (also known as splayed leg) is a common condition in hatching baby chicks that is easy to correct and cure! Learn the causes of spraddle leg, how to prevent splayed leg and how to treat it.
Is your hen acting moody, vocalizing her irritation and won’t get out of the nest box? Chances are that she’s in a state called broodiness and has her intent set on hatching some eggs.
If you own a rooster, it’s inevitable that you will need to learn how to reduce or remove poultry spurs at some point during his lifetime. Caring for spurs will save both your rooster and his hens from injuries. Learn about the different ways to remove rooster spurs.
The production of a chicken egg is no easy task for the hen’s body and she repeats the whole process about every 24-26 hours. Let’s explore this 24-hour miracle from start to finish.
Coccidiosis is the most common parasitic based illness backyard chicken owner's face. Knowing how it occurs and how to treat it is vitally important to the health of your flock. Get the 411 on this 911 poultry emergency.
Garden planning with your chicken flock in mind will allow you to plant varieties that work with Mother Nature, not against her. Gypsy Shoals Farm has compiled a list of common plants that are toxic to poultry and safe alternative varieties for the chicken yard.
Mother nature has created the molting process for chickens to shed those brittle feathers and allow the chicken to grow new ones that will provide warmth and protection from the elements.