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

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Using the Deep Litter Method in the Coop
April 18, 2019 · · 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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Calcium Supplements for Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · 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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Grooming and Bathing Chickens for a Poultry Show

Add to Favorites Grooming and bathing chickens in preparation for a show is quite easy, but there are a few tricks you should know. Bathing poultry before a show is …

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What Chicken Grower Feed is Right For You?
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! Chicken grower feed and adult feed rations are a critical part …

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NPIP Certification: Why it Matters When Buying Chicks
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Today most backyard chickens, even the endangered heritage chicken breeds, are ordered online and brought to their new home by the post office in a most convenient …

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Your Options For Chicken Mite Treatment
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Before starting a chicken mite treatment it’s important to know if your flock has mites. So the first step is to perform a Chicken Health Exam. From there, …

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