Hen Housing – the Choice is Yours

Like humans, hens need quality housing. Farmers must balance and weigh the tradeoffs between different styles of housing. Farmers consider several factors including hen health and well-being, weather protection, disease control, predator protection, economic feasibility and in-flock aggression. The ability for routine observation and specialized care are other important components when evaluating different types of […]

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Why are hens housed indoors?

A hundred years ago, eggs were produced in small flocks in farmyards. Hens were often harmed by predators or diseases and mortality was extremely high. Today many hens are housed inside barns to keep them safe and healthy. Safeguard from extreme weather Many of the nation’s hens are raised in Midwest states that experience extreme […]

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Handle Cute Chicks Carefully

There’s nothing cuter than tiny chicks and ducklings in the spring.   If you are planning on handling poultry this Easter season, or anytime,  make sure you follow a few simple rules to keep you and your family healthy and happy. Owning and caring for live poultry requires some special accommodations. Even when chicks and ducklings […]

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Additional Resources

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