Helping You Raise Healthy, Happy Backyard Chickens

Learn how you can build a healthy flock, that supports the health and wellbeing of your family (all naturally)

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Hello, I'm Elise McNamara, the Chicken Coach!

Whether it be sport, fashion, travel or music, everyone has a passion. Mine happens to have beaks and feathers. As anyone who knows me knows, I love poultry, no not poetry, poultry – yes, chickens!

But in 2010 I bought birds that introduced respiratory diseases to my flock. I spent thousands on vet bills trying to eradicate the problem.

This began my obsession on how we can use prevention to keep thriving, healthy birds, free of disease.

And now I help poultry owners and farmers like you to do the same.

Does this sound like you?

Latest Articles

Feeding For Breeding - A Must For Healthy Chicks

Feeding For Breeding - A Must For Healthy Chicks

Have you ever had poor chicken fertility or chicks die in the egg before day 21?  People often blame their incubator.  While this is often the case, something else can also be the cause. Nutrient deficiencies can be the cause...

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How to make deep litter for chickens

Deep Litter For Chickens And Mistakes To Avoid

The "Deep Litter Method", also known as a Deep Litter System is a way of managing poultry manure and litter. It's an alternative to regular dry litter with regular clean-outs. In this article I'll be covering  - Who Deep Litter...

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What's The Best Feed For Isa Browns?

What's The Best Feed For Isa Browns?

Hybrid Isa Brown, Hyline Brown and Lohmann Brown chickens have high dietary requirements. They do best on feed rations of 17%, but 16% will suffice. Anything less that this though, and you'll notice a decrease in egg quality and quantity. ...

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