baby-chick

Prebiotics and Probiotics for Chickens
September 22, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Consider prebiotics and probiotics for chickens with your first flock to promote healthy microbiota.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks
August 29, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Here’s what you need to know about raising baby chicks before you bring them home.

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How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp?
August 26, 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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Raising Chicken Eggs for Hatching

Raising chicken eggs for hatching and incubating chicken eggs is something many of us do every year. Some of us set eggs for our own use at home and are not overly concerned about hatching rates.

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Baby Chick Health Basics: What You Need to Know
July 21, 2022 · · Feed & Health

‘Tis the season! And, no it’s not a national holiday like Christmas, but it might as well be. It’s chick season!

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What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities?
May 12, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, shape, and color.

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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
April 25, 2022 · · Chickens 101

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.

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It’s All About the Heat!
April 11, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the …

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Helping Your Flock Get the Most Out of Their Meals

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Tell the Sex of Baby Chicks

Whether at the feed store choosing day-old chicks or hatching our own, all of us would probably enjoy knowing how to tell the sex of baby chicks to determine which are cockerels and which are pullets as soon as possible. Over the past 100 years there have been many methods developed for how to tell the sex of baby chicks; some methods proved haphazard, some have proven quite effective.

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