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Busting 7 Myths About Medicated Chick Starters
May 21, 2019 · · Feed & Health

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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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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Cockerel and Pullet Chickens: 3 Tips for Raising These Teenagers
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Do you remember the glory days of seventh grade? For many people, they were filled with braces, high-water pants and new experiences. Our teenage years are pivotal, helping shape the …

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5 Reasons People Love Raising Chickens 
in Their Backyard

“Why do you love raising chickens?” Ask any flock raiser this question and the answer will be filled with passion. Raising chickens in a backyard setting gives families wholesome, nutritious …

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3 Tips to Help Hens Lay Eggs That Are Fresh & Healthy
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

By Mikelle Roeder, Ph.D., flock nutritionist for Purina Animal Nutrition – Raising backyard chickens should be fun. You provide your hens a chicken coop, care and quality feeds. They provide you …

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Buying Baby Chicks: Top 4 Questions to Ask

You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: buying baby chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering baby chicks from a …

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Backyard Chickens Provide a Top Omega-3 Source
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of your family’s diet. Many institutions, including Harvard School of Public Health, have listed benefits of consuming enough of this essential nutrient.[1] Traditional …

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