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

How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
February 3, 2022 · · 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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What to Feed Chickens to Keep Them Healthy
February 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What to Feed Baby Chicks to Make Them Thrive
January 26, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them a fighting chance. Precocial as they may be, chicks are still vulnerable to their environment, which is why we as good stewards must give them the tools to survive and thrive.

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Using the Deep Litter Method in the Coop
January 3, 2022 · · Coops

Using the deep litter method in your coop can make the difference between you enjoying keeping chickens and you hating your coop every weekend. Let me show you why the deep litter method will simplify your life and your coop chores.

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
December 30, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to …

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Raising Turkeys with Chickens – Is it a Good Idea?
December 14, 2021 · · 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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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
December 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, …

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How To Get NPIP Certified
December 8, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing how to get NPIP certified is key to taking your poultry hobby to the next level. Many of us sell eggs off the farm, and some …

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Showing Poultry 101
November 6, 2021 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Picking show chicken breeds for your first foray into the world of fancy poultry can be as daunting as trying to understand genetics. But with a few simple pointers, you can be on your way to success.

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Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2021 · · Coops

Do chickens need heat in winter, and if so, what are the pros and cons of heating the coop? Read on to find the solution to fit your flock.

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