10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks

10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
Add to Favorites Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid them. MISTAKE #1 Buying Chicks at a Flea Market Livestock auctions, swap meets, and flea markets are good places to check current prices, meet breeders, and learn who has quality stock and who doesn’t. They are also the best places to avoid buying poultry because they bring together birds (and their diseases) from multiple sources, and you can’t always tell what the original source is. As an example, someone in my area buys large quantities of hatchery chicks and resells them at various flea markets, causing unhealthful stress to the chicks. The best way to avoid potential problems created by sales that bring together birds from many sources is to acquire chicks directly from a hatchery, from

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