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Thoughts on raising poultry in south Texas

Stick Tight Fleas

Fleas have been horrible here in Texas and more and more people are dealing with a poultry flea called Sitcktight Fleas. These horrible creatures are ectoparasites that, as…

Testing for Blue Egg Gene

The Silverudds Blue is a breed that lays green eggs, or is supposed to. To consistently lay green eggs the birds have to have two copies of the blue egg gene. The breed is not so…

Winter in Texas

Here in south Texas winter seems to have snuck in before we had any fall. I usually look forward to this time of year as working with the chickens and building pens is much more…

Automatic Water System

Since I have grown the number of birds I have, I needed to come up with some time saving ways to feed and water. We came up with PVC feeders that only need topped once a week. To…

Automatic Feeders

I have played with a few different styles of PVC feeders. Every time I think I have a good idea I find the birds can still sling feed on the ground and create waste. I also found…

The Heat is On

Here in Texas it gets very hot. The poor chickens pant all day and egg production is low. We have had to try and be creative with ways to keep them cooler. The Legbar pen is in…