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Incubation 101: Hatching Eggs is Fun and Easy
June 11, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

 By Pascale Pearce of Brinsea – the Incubation Specialists – If you’re considering hatching your own flock of backyard chickens here’s a few things you need to know for hatching eggs successfully …

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Chicken Life Cycle: 6 Milestones of Your Flock

Graduating school. Getting married. Having children. Retirement. We celebrate many milestones in life. Key moments also happen for backyard chickens. While your flock won’t be buying their first new car …

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Do Chickens Sweat to Cool Down?

By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not backyard chickens. For our feathered friends, steamy …

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Two Paths to Producing Your Own Organic Eggs

Spring is an exciting time for chicken raisers. For families just starting with baby chicks, it signals new life and new projects. Experienced chicken raisers feel a similar excitement as hens lay eggs …

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Busting 7 Myths About Medicated Chick Starters

Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – It’s the time of year again to buy feed for the new chicks you’ve just purchased. You’re walking down the feed aisle of your favorite …

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What Should Chickens Eat When They Turn 18? (Weeks Old)

When you turn 18, you can do a lot of new things. You can vote, buy fireworks and even try your luck with the lottery. The magical number means – …

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No Jolt During The Molt: Chicken Care in 7 Steps
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Ready or not, here comes the molt. Chickens shedding feathers and a drop in egg production in the fall are good indicators that your …

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Electrolytes for Chickens: Keep Your Flock Hydrated and Healthy in Summer
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

What do you drink in the summer? Chances are your beverage choices are different in the summertime compared to winter. A cold drink consumed more frequently helps keep you cool …

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Thin Eggshells Are More Likely to Let Bacteria In
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Sunny side up, over easy or hard boiled? Think about the last time you made eggs. Did the shell break in a crisp, perfect line or was the crack more …

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A Chicken’s Digestive System: The Journey From Feed to Egg
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

When the dinner bell rings for a backyard flock, the hens come running. There’s nothing like complete, balanced layer feed. But what happens after your chickens are finished pecking away at …

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