Is the Chicken of Tomorrow Yesterday?

Whilst doing some research recently for an upcoming poultry book I’m involved in writing I was reminded about the “The Chicken-of-tomorrow” contest. For those not familiar with this ‘contest’ you may well have just missed the biggest social, agricultural, food based event of the last 1000 years. You don’t believe me? Watch the two video’s …

Free-range poultry diseases & disorders

Husbandry of poultry is very much 'by eye' and only by spending time around your flock will you pick up on potential problems.  Chickens, like many of the avian species are very good at disguising illness, which is quite possibly a survival mechanism to mitigate the risk of predation. Sick birds may emerge from the coop in a flurry …