The high prices for eggs at the retail case have many considering starting a small backyard poultry flock in the spring. If you are considering adding a backyard flock to your small farm, acreage or backyard, start your planning now.
A stimulating environment helps animals produce natural behaviors such as foraging, social interaction, exploration, and playing. Environmental enrichment on your farm can also help reduce unwanted behaviors like cribbing, tail biting, and pecking.
Good biosecurity practices and producer awareness are top issues.