General Care for Backyard Chickens and Ducks

In order to avoid the need for an avian pathologist, a fancier must practice good, common sense GENERAL CARE including good nutrition. In this article I will explain the basics about how to take care of backyard chickens and ducks. Do you realize that a chicken is designed to...

Basic Nutrition for Backyard Chickens

The feed which chickens eat is made up of water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins. Each nutrient serves a special need. What we feed supplies the building material for the development of bone, flesh, feathers and eggs. When nutrients are properly formulated and balanced will produce fowl that...

What is Grit and When Should I Use it for my Poultry?

Grit is anything that would provide a grinding tool in the gizzard, where the feed is broken down. Tiny pebbles, sand, grit, canary or pigeon grit, etc. are all suitable for adults birds, but only canary grit (or something similar in size) should be used for chicks, when necessary....