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

Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infection in Chickens
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes.

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Butchering Turkeys: From Gobble to Table
November 2, 2022 · · 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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How To Pasteurize Eggs At Home
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

If you’ve ever wondered how to pasteurize eggs at home, look no further! And, there’s a kitchen tool that’ll make is super simple.

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How to Manage Roundworms in Chickens
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Roundworms in chickens are an inevitable pestilence with free-range poultry, but we can manage their effect on our flocks.

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How to Stop Chicken Pecking & Cannibalism
July 29, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Chicken cannibalism is an unfortunate problem many first-time flock owners face. Inexperience, circumstances, and accidents can ignite a ruthless chain of destruction within your flock.

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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
July 22, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, and they require some different things to maintain a healthy digestive system.

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How to Pick the Best Chicken Feeders and Waterers
July 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Feeding backyard chickens should hypothetically be a simple thing to do. You know what can chickens eat, but when the chicken feeders and waterers we buy fail to live up to expectations, it complicates things.

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

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. Even the best rooster breed may need a hand once in awhile, so let’s talk about some of the issues roosters encounter.

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Calcium Supplements for Chickens
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Calcium supplements for chickens can help you avoid shell quality issues in your flock, and it’s easy to feed. Farmers have been adding calcium to the diet of layers for generations to improve shell quality, and consequently, we’ve learned a few things about it.

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Free Chicken Coop Plan: An Easy 3×7 Coop
June 23, 2022 · · Coops

Many first-time backyard chicken keepers intend to build their own coop, but the first and most frustrating question usually is: what does a chicken coop need? Information paralysis usually ensues, but in reality, your chickens really don’t need much to thrive.

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