How to Keep Your Coop Cool

how to keep your coop cool

The sizzling days of summer are approaching. You can dress down to your bathing suit and take a dip in the pool to cool down and feel refreshed. However, your feathered friends don’t have it so easy to cool themselves.  With a feather coat year-round, they rely on their humans to keep them cool. Unless […]

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Your Hen House Design is Essential to Summer Cooling 

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Hen House We may never know which came first, the chicken or the egg. However, we do know that a happy, healthy hen—not dealing with chicken heat stress—is more likely to be a more productive egg layer. And a more dynamic part of your family!  Nobody enjoys the heat and humidity of the hottest days […]

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Chicken Heat Stress Symptoms & How Backyard Boost® Can Help 

chicken heat stress symptoms

Chicken Heat Stress Symptoms Chicken heat stress can have serious implications for their health, welfare and productivity—particularly during hot and humid conditions. Recognizing the signs of heat stress in chickens is crucial for implementing timely interventions to prevent heat-related illnesses and losses.  Chicken Heat Stress Symptoms  Some common chicken heat stress symptoms include:  Panting & […]

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When do Migratory Birds Return?

when do migratory birds return?

A Birder’s Guide to Preparing for Spring  Hints of spring are in the air… literally. You might even see them in large groups flying north. Some migratory birds are starting to fly north, depending on their starting point and destination. But when do migratory birds return to your backyard? Let’s look at when migratory birds […]

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Chick Days are Fast Approaching: Your Starter Guide for Baby Chicks

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American novelist Paul Theroux once said, “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” If you are an avid backyard chicken collector, winter is also a great season to start preparing for baby chicks to arrive on chick days. Although it might seem a little early, depending on your geographic location, baby chicks will soon […]

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Bird Watchers Can Treat Their Feathered Friends with Boosted Eco-Friendly Nutrition

Spring has officially arrived. Grass is green, the trees are budding, and birds have migrated back to their homes. That means it is officially birdwatching season. As bird watchers you enjoy seeing these feathered friends and hearing their songs. Why not offer them a prebiotic treat for wild birds the next time you fill your […]

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Keep your Flock Flourishing with Backyard Boost® Defense

If you own chickens or any living animal, you are probably passionate about making sure they stay healthy. Healthy chickens are happy chickens that are low stress, grow and lay eggs regularly.  One way to ensure they stay healthy is to defend their digestive system from stress with Backyard Boost® Defense. Defense is a liquid […]

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Use Green Water to Keep your Chicks Hydrated, Healthy

There’s nothing cuter than a fluffy, baby chick, especially when that chick is healthy, happy and chirping. However, there is a lot of stress associated with moving those little babies from the hatchery to the store and to their forever home in your backyard, and keeping them healthy starts with keeping them hydrated.  Since up […]

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Tips for Growing and Developing Healthy Chickens

Those little chicks you picked up from your local farm store this spring won’t stay little and fluffy for long. With proper health, nutrition and care, they should grow and develop into young, healthy, productive birds that will provide you with protein-packed eggs.   Nutrition is vital to keeping your chicks growing up healthy and strong. […]

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How to Set up Your Brooder Box

There’s no place like home, and when you’re a baby chick there’s no place like a brooder box. Wait? Is that right? A brooder box could be the second-best thing to a broody mother hen for a group of chicks that just hatched or have been purchased to be someone’s companions or backyard project. The […]

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