About the Author

Jeremy Chartier

At 12 years old, Jeremy Chartier became involved with his local 4-H group, later joined the local FFA chapter, and showed livestock until his college years. After graduating from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at UConn, he joined the University of Maine’s Poultry Service Provider training program. Today Jeremy sells started pullets to local backyard farmers, is still involved with 4-H as a poultry showmanship judge, and writes about his passion for farming.
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Articles by Jeremy Chartier

Butchering Turkeys: From Gobble to Table
November 13, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Butchering turkeys on the homestead is a great adventure in farming, but there are a few things to know before jumping headlong into it.

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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under …

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4 Safety Tips for Chicken Heat Lamps
October 23, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Everyone has seen the 250-watt red heat bulbs. Every feed and hardware store stocks them and many poultry keepers have a chicken heat lamp in their coop. …

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What Can You Feed Chickens?

Add to Favorites Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! What can you feed chickens? is a common question and many …

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
August 27, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. …

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An Interesting Fact About Chickens: They Can Walk Like Dinosaurs

Add to Favorites Research that makes people laugh, then think. That is the premise of the Ig Nobel awards that have been held annually at Harvard University for the last …

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Disqualifications in Show-Quality Chickens
July 19, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Picking show-quality chickens, either to represent your breeder flock or from the sale cages at a show, can be challenging. As always, information is king, so be …

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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
July 12, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Chicken feed storage is not something that many of us put much thought into. We’re usually more concerned about coop design, predator control, and keeping our birds …

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
July 8, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for …

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
June 13, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites On the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you? Each breed has …

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