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

Raising Turkeys for Food and Income
March 1, 2019 · · 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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Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infections In Chickens
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes. Keeping your birds healthy …

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How to Stop Chicken Pecking & Cannibalism
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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. Let’s talk …

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It’s Show Time! Picking the Best Birds to Show and Making Sure They Look Their Best
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

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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How To Get Rid of Mice and Rats in the Coop Naturally
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites How can we get rid of mice naturally, without using dangerous rodenticides? It’s a challenge keeping our chickens healthy already, and we really could do without the …

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Free Chicken Coop Plan: An Easy 3×7 Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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