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Jeremy Chartier

At 12 years old, Jeremy Chartierbecame 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 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

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

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An Interesting Fact About Chickens: They Can Walk Like Dinosaurs

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 25 years and …

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

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 sure to read …

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

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 healthy. As important …

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

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 backyard coops and …

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

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 its own average …

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Properly Storing Chicken Feed
June 1, 2019 · · Flock Files

If stored incorrectly, your chicken feed can make your birds sick, make them stop laying, or in extreme instances, kill them. Livestock feed is a relatively stable product, but rodents, insects, fungi, moisture, and rancidity cause most feed loss on the farm.

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Disqualifications in Show-Quality Chickens
May 31, 2019 · · Flock Files

Coccidiosis is one of the leading causes of death when caring for baby chicks. One way to help protect your birds against this disease is to feed a medicated chick starter.

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What to Feed Chickens to Keep Them Healthy

Quality nutrition is the bedrock of your bird’s health, longevity, and performance. Just like you and me, if a chicken is fed junk it will live a shorter life, have …

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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than just ourselves, there’s …

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