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

Biosecurity for Chickens: The First Line Of Defense
May 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

One of the biggest challenges of the organic poultry farmer is handling illness. What if I told you; you could avoid the problem?

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Your Options For Chicken Mite Treatment
May 11, 2021 · · Feed & Health

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.

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What Chicken Grower Feed is Right For You?
April 12, 2021 · · 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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The Right Stuff!
March 29, 2021 · · Coops

Poultry equipment comes in many different sizes and styles, but what do you really need for your flock? Since backyard chickens became popular again, all sorts of products have surfaced in feed stores.

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Chick Nutrition – Start to Finish
March 8, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What Can You Feed Chickens?
September 29, 2020 · · Feed & Health

What can you feed chickens? And what is chicken scratch, anyway? Learn how to manage your flock’s weight with a balanced nutrition plan.

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Picking Show Chicken Breeds For Beginners

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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Biosecurity: Keeping Your Flock Healthy
August 5, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Biosecurity may sound like a hollow corporate catchphrase, but it’s a critical part of modern farming. Read on to learn how to keep your flock healthy and ward off disease.

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How to Tell if Eggs are Bad
April 22, 2020 · · Flock Files

Eggshells are a porous, which allows air, moisture, and some contaminants to pass through. Spoilage bacteria are the most common culprits of eggs turning rotten. When laid, the hen deposits a protective bloom, but this cuticle is not completely impenetrable, so whether or not you wash the egg, bacteria will eventually traverse that porous shell.

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How to Raise Broiler Chickens
January 22, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Learning how to raise broiler chickens, for those of us who have had chickens before, is quite easy.

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