Feed & Health

How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
January 26, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, …

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What to Feed Baby Chicks to Make Them Thrive
January 26, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them a fighting chance. Precocial as they may be, chicks are still vulnerable to their environment, which is why we as good stewards must give them the tools to survive and thrive.

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How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp?
January 24, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Do chickens need heat in winter? Only the babies, and only for a short time. But how long do chicks need a heat lamp?

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Chickens Eating Eggs: 10 Ways to Stop or Prevent It
January 20, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Most of us who are in the business of raising backyard poultry are doing it for the eggs. Am I right? When your chicken’s eating eggs, nobody wins.

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Homemade Poultry Feeder & Waterer

Add to Favorites By Kevin McGrath, Illinois Although old fashioned feeders may still work for some, people are finding themselves frustrated that their chickens are constantly pooping or kicking bedding …

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
January 19, 2022 · · Feed & Health

You should be aware of these common chick illnesses. While these illnesses can be scary, most can be prevented by keeping your brooder and coop clean.

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Henrietta, a Cross Beak Story

I noticed one of the chicks was not like the other. Her name was already Henrietta, a Golden Laced Wyandotte, and I noticed her upper and lower beaks seemed to be growing apart, or at least not lining up together.

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Pecking Away at Climate Change
January 12, 2022 · · Feed & Health

The three climate issues that affect chickens’ welfare are temperature, humidity, and insect availability for foraging, especially for free-range chickens. Climate change has become a priority on the homestead.

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3 Herbs to Heal and Prevent Chicken Respiratory Infections
January 3, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Many of these herbs have been proven time and time again to heal respiratory issues (some studies have even been done on chicken respiratory infections!).

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What Do Chickens Need? — Chickens in a Minute Video
December 27, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Join Backyard Poultry magazine in our video series, Chickens in a Minute, as we answer frequently asked questions about how to raise a healthy backyard chicken flock. …

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