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

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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How To Tell If Eggs Are Bad
June 17, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Ever wondered how to tell if eggs are bad or not? Today I hope to clarify a few things, including the shortcomings of the classic egg float test.

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Managing Chicken Coop Smell
June 14, 2022 · · Coops

Does your chicken coop smell inordinately bad? Does your neighbor complain about the chicken coop smell wafting across the fenceline? If so, I’ve got a few tips and tricks you can employ to fix your coop, or at least understand the issue at hand.

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Show Chickens For Kids
June 3, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Show Chickens are a great way to get your kids interested in agriculture, started in 4-H and give them a positive experience in poultry showmanship.

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Keeping Show Chickens Healthy
June 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Show chickens are hugely entertaining. Fun, as they may be, keeping and exhibiting show chicken breeds can be more involved than keeping run-of-the-mill egg layers.

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
May 31, 2022 · · 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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Raising Turkeys for Food and Income
May 26, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Raising meat turkeys is an adventure on many levels. I’ve had the pleasure of growing a turkey for Thanksgiving for years, starting back in high school. It’s …

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How to Stop Chicken Pecking & Cannibalism
May 2, 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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