Causes of stress in poultry

causes of stress in poultry

Like humans, birds experience emotional, psychological, and physical forms of stress with severe implications on productivity and health. Common causes of stress in poultry are broodiness, external attackers, routine activities performed on birds, traveling, and weather changes. Usually, when birds are stressed, you will see symptoms such as cannibalism, restlessness, constant preening of the feathers, feather … Read more

Improved kienyeji chickens feeding guide for beginners

Improved kienyeji chicken feeding guide for beginners

Improved kienyeji chicken feeding guide outlines the recommended feeding practice for improved kienyeji chickens. So, in this article, I will answer the following questions: What kinds of feeds do I give my improved kienyeji chicken as they grow from day #1? What type of feed is appropriate for my improved kienyeji birds? If your question … Read more

Ways of preventing cannibalism in poultry

Ways of preventing cannibalism in poultry

Preventing cannibalism is essential to reducing injuries and deaths in a poultry farm. As described in our other article, the causes of cannibalism in poultry include overcrowding, poor nutrition or unbalanced diet, injuries and death, feather eating, excessive heat or light, poor feeding practices, mixing different kinds of birds, and prolapse pecking. So, how do … Read more

Causes of cannibalism in poultry

Causes of cannibalism in poultry

The causes of cannibalism in poultry are numerous. This problem can the result of overcrowding, poor nutrition or unbalanced diet, injuries and death, feather eating, excessive heat or light, poor feeding practices, mixing different kinds of birds, and prolapse pecking. In this post, we’ll look at each of these causes one by one. Overcrowding Overcrowding … Read more

Cannibalism in poultry: Causes, prevention, and treatment 

Cannibalism in poultry

Cannibalism in poultry is a common problem for farmers. This problem often begins with a few birds picking the toes, comb, or feathers of other birds. Once the wound is open and blood starts oozing out, the entire flock may adopt the cannibalism habit. Not once or twice have I heard poultry farmers complaining about … Read more