Your Pet Dog & Chickens Training

June 16, 2017 Here is a FREE Podcast to share about dogs and chickens. Each week as a chicken grower I replace hens that have been killed or injured by someones pet dog.  There are ways to avoid this heartache. In this program learn how to get started with raising a small puppy and how to introduce your dog to your chickens.




The Healthy Coop

June 2, 2017

A Healthy Coop


IMPORTANT: Most people clean their coop the WRONG WAY, This can harm your chickens or make them seriously ill. Blue Star Ranch uses tried and proven commercial methods to reduce dander, dust and waste while cleaning our coops... using a rake to remove bedding and replace with fresh bedding is the WORST thing you can do!  Unless you use a garden hose to dampen the coop first.


It’s best to NOT clean your coop totally more than once every six months for adult chickens to keep a proper balance of bacteria for older established poultry. (EXCEPT UNDER THE ROOSTS OR DIRTY AREAS- THESE AREAS SHOULD BE CLEANED REGULARLY))

IMPORTANT However, if you are moving young chickens from one pen to the other and changing to new pens, for all ages poultry be sure to remove all chickens to another location (so that they won't be around any dust) and remove ALL loose bedding, damp bedding and let coop dry out.