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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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Helping Your Flock Get the Most Out of Their Meals

Choosing a feed for your chickens can be tricky. There are tons of options in the feed aisle — every bag claiming to give your bird exactly what they need. …

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The Scoop on Using Prebiotics and Probiotics for Chickens
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

When chicken keepers get their birds, they often wonder what to feed chickens. It’s probably the first question most newcomers ask. They naturally concentrate on commercial feed rations, fresh water, …

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Alternatives to Culling Chickens
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

My oldest chicken is eight years old. She still manages to pop out a handful of eggs a year, but they’re usually wrinkled and a bit misshapen with thin shells. …

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How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp?
March 15, 2019 . · 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? A holiday tradition is, thankfully, declining. …

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NPIP Certification: Why it Matters When Buying Chicks
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Today most backyard chickens, even the endangered heritage chicken breeds, are ordered online and brought to their new home by the post office in a most convenient fashion. It may …

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Caring For Baby Chicks with Pasty Butt
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chick season will soon be in full swing. If you are new to having backyard chickens and just starting out caring for baby chicks, you should be aware of a …

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Keeping Jersey Buff Turkeys on a Heritage Turkey Farm

By Christina Allen – Of the few people keeping flocks of heritage turkeys, most seem to either just buy a few poults to raise for harvesting in the fall or …

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Raising Chickens Brought Positive Energy to Our Lives!

By Susie Kearley Anya Lautenbach from Buckinghamshire, England, started raising chickens last year, and the whole family fell in love with the birds; they’re totally devoted to them. Her husband …

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Which Brooder Heating Options are Best?

By Mel Dickinson — Chick brooders come in all different designs, shapes, and sizes. There are baby chick brooder ideas for each homesteader’s and farmer’s unique setup. While there are …

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