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

Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
September 20, 2021 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in an otherwise urban environment can be a precarious peace-keeping mission.

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Eliminating Flies in the Chicken Coop
September 20, 2021 · · Coops

Flies in the chicken coop are a common nuisance, but sometimes conditions allow the populous to get out of hand. Nobody wants to batt flies from his or her face when feeding their chickens, and no chicken wants to be inundated in biting flies or be the victim of flystrike.

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Raising Turkeys with Chickens – Is it a Good Idea?
September 13, 2021 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Raising turkeys with chickens has been discouraged for years, but despite that, many homesteaders are going back to a mixed flock approach. There are some excellent benefits to keeping a mixed flock, but there are some serious bird health hazards associated with it as well.

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How To Pasteurize Eggs At Home
September 1, 2021 · · 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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Geared For Success: Equipment To Save Time And Money
August 27, 2021 · · Coops

Time and money are finite resources. With suitable upfront investments, you can save a ton of those two precious commodities.

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Building A DIY Chicken Waterer with Nipples
August 18, 2021 · · Coops

Building a DIY chicken waterer with nipples is a quick and easy project for any skill level. The best part; you can build something unique!

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Automated Chicken Coop Doors
August 18, 2021 · · Coops

I’ve been on a quest to automate my chicken’s lives. I’ve been looking at what the market has to offer for automated chicken coop doors. Here are a few to consider.

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
August 4, 2021 · · 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?

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Hidden Health Problems: Chicken Lice and Mites
August 1, 2021 · · Feed & Health

It’s inevitable. Someday, no matter how careful you are or how clean you keep things, you’re going to find chicken lice, mites, or both on your birds and in your coop.

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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
July 27, 2021 · · 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.

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