how can you tell if chickens have worms

How To Tell If Chickens Have Worms

Poor health is stressful for both you and your hens and any issues that crop up need to be tackled early.  Parasitic worms are a common problem that you may encounter while keeping hens at home. These internal parasites are not only contagious but recurrent and can rapidly overtake your flock, so it is important […]

what is a male chicken called?

What is a Male Chicken Called? Glossary of Chickens

If you want to know what a male chicken is called, you actually have a menu of names to choose from. Not ‘Jeff’ or ‘Bill’ but rooster, cock or cockerel!  Poultry comes with its own vocab and a range of terms that can help owners describe their feathered friends with pinpoint precision. If you are […]

do hamsters bit

Do Hamsters Bite? How To Avoid Being Bitten By Your Hamster

Sadly, hamsters do sometimes bite; but this is only when they are feeling stressed, scared, or territorial. Biting is a defense mechanism, and hamsters are actually quite gentle by nature. To avoid being bitten by your hamster, you must make sure that they feel content, and safe. This is easy enough… all you need is […]

How Long Can A Hamster Go Without Food and Water

How Long Can A Hamster Go Without Food and Water?

Hamsters are not any more capable of going without food and water than your average animal, contrary to popular belief. They can only go 1-3 days total. When forced to go without, they will quickly become distressed, and then sick. Actually, hamsters are fairly active and need plenty of sustenance, and water, as fuel. Deprived […]