Heat Stress and Ventilation

As the summer months approach, so does the blistering temperatures and humidity.  As poultry owners, one of the concerns that consume our thoughts during summer is heat stress because of its negative effects on the welfare of meat birds and laying hens.  So, what exactly happens internally to the birds that cause low productivity, reduced… Read More

Longer days mean what for your birds?

We often hear of the concern of hens not laying well when the winter months creep upon us, but do we ever hear about how hens react when the daylight time increases? A question and concern that I’ve noticed from many backyard chicken groups is the fear that their hens may be laying too many… Read More


Do chickens get allergies? I’ve always been curious as to whether or not chickens develop allergies… I figured, just like any pet, cats or dogs, for example, chickens are able to develop allergies over time.  After talking with our poultry technical service members, I was informed that while it might be possible for chickens to… Read More