Feed & Health

Feeding Backyard Chickens: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
June 7, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Nutritional deficiencies are a relatively rare problem for a flock of backyard chickens, ducks or other poultry. Of greater nutritional concern are the following five easily avoidable mistakes commonly made in feeding poultry.

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
June 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods (think yogurt, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, buttermilk, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, even beer and wine!) and chicken diets as well, although the process has been used for hundreds of years as a food preservation method.

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Keeping Show Chickens Healthy
June 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Show chickens are hugely entertaining. Fun, as they may be, keeping and exhibiting show chicken breeds can be more involved than keeping run-of-the-mill egg layers.

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Raising Chickens and Children

Add to Favorites Our motto states that here on Phillips Farm, we are raising free-range chickens, ducks, and little boys. Raising chickens and children have some similarities: both thrive with …

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Do You Need Toys for Chickens?

Professionals agree chickens need enrichment. Keeping your flock healthy, either for egg or meat production or companionship, is most likely your primary goal. Maintaining healthy chickens is a process that includes many facets, including environmental, social and physical aspects.

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What Can Chickens Eat as a Treat? — Chickens In A Minute Video
May 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as: “why have my chickens stopped laying” or “why are my chickens laying soft eggs.” With our popular Chickens in a Minute video series, we’ve created quick, informative videos to answer your common queries in an entertaining way.

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How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp?
May 5, 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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A Chicken Feeding Guide to Balance Diet at All Ages

Chickens need different feed at various times in their lives and also according to gender, but what do you do when you have a mixed flock? How important is it that your chickens get the correct proportions of nutrients in their feed?

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How Much Should I Feed My Chickens? — Chickens in a Minute Video
May 4, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites One of the most discussed subjects among chicken owners is how much do chickens eat? And just like with humans, there’s no set answer to this question. …

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Feeding Your Flock Organic Chicken Feed
May 3, 2022 · · Feed & Health

When deciding to use organic chicken feed for your flock, it’s first good to know what to feed chickens for a healthy diet. Believe it or not, an interesting fact about chickens is they don’t need grain to survive. Most people don’t realize chickens are not primarily herbivores (plant eaters).

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