In the second video of our Feather Pecking series, Dr. Mikayla discusses why this behavior happens and how you can manage it in your flock.
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Dr. Mikayla discusses Feather Pecking: a two-part series about this behavior and why your chickens may be doing it.Posted in: backyard chicken, backyard poultry, cannibalism in chickens, chicken feather, chicken pecking, pecking order, poultry birds, poultry chicken, poultry feather, small chickenRead more
Ever wondered how chickens manage to keep warm in the winter? In this video, Dr. Mikayla explains how chicken feathers act as a jacket, helping birds regular their body temperature as the seasons change.Posted in: chicken, chicken coop, chicken feather, chickens in winter, cold weather, feathers, heated chicken coop, How feathers keep chickens warm, how to keep chickens warm in winter, insulation, tempreatures for chickens, winterRead more
It's officially winter, which means it is likely that your chickens will experience cold stress. Adult chickens feel most comfortable between 60º-75º F. The good news is that chickens have great feather coverage, which allows them ...Posted in: backyard chicken, backyard chicken coop, backyard chickens, backyard poultry, chicken, chicken and rooster, chicken coop, chicken egg, chicken facts, chicken feather, chicken hen, chicken house, chicken issue, chickens in cold weather, chickens in snow, chickens in the cold, chickens in winter, coop chicken, heat chicken coop, heat for chickens, heat lamp for chicks, keeping chickens warm in winter, tempreature for chickens, tempreatures for chickensRead more