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Why Are My Chickens Panting | Heat, Disease, Parasites, and More

Have you ever noticed your chickens panting? You’re not going crazy, chickens DO PANT much like a dog does! It might be quite funny to see a chicken pant like a dog, but what does it mean? Why are my chickens panting? Chickens can pant because of heat, stress, disease, parasites, and even respiratory issues…However, …

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What Are Sex Link Chickens? | What Breeds Make A Sex Link Chicken?

Have you ever wondered what Sex Link chickens are? Or maybe you just want to know what breeds are used to create them? On our homestead, we have some Red Sex Links. They are great layers and the rooster is intelligent and protective. Since we’ve enjoyed this breed for many years now…I thought I would …

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Chicken feather loss due to molting

Chicken Feather Loss | The Many Reasons Why Chickens Lose Feathers

When people think of chicken feather loss, most of us think about molting. However, molting isn’t the only reason chickens might lose their feathers. Did you know that some chicken feather loss is due to cannibalism? Yep! Reasons For Feather Loss Molting Of course, you already know, in the fall time chickens shed their summer …

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