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

Show Chickens: The Serious Business of “The Fancy”
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

The world of show chickens is a colorful one that attracts a myriad of unique characters. If you want to join the fun, I encourage you to wander the regional ABA/APA sanctioned poultry shows for inspiration.

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An Interesting Fact About Chickens: They Can Walk Like Dinosaurs

Add to Favorites Research that makes people laugh, then think. That is the premise of the Ig Nobel awards that have been held annually at Harvard University for the last …

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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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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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Picking the Best Heated Waterer for Your Coop
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do you need a heated waterer for chickens? Water is a critical part of keeping your birds happy, healthy, and productive. Without it, bad things happen. When …

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Is It a Rooster? How To Sex Backyard Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites This flock only contains hens, but you can see the difference in facial features between the breeds. I try to keep connected with the poultry community and …

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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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