baby-chicks

Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens
May 20, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don’t sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited in their ability to …

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Poultry Farming Terminology – What’s in a Name?
May 15, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Whether you are new to poultry farming or you already have years of experience under your belt, you have probably at some point come across a poultry farming term that’s …

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How To Administer the Marek’s Vaccine to Poultry Chicks

By Laura Haagerty — Do you know the proper way to administer the Marek’s vaccine to your chicks? Marek’s disease is very prevalent everywhere there is poultry, and if your chickens …

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
May 5, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Buying baby chicks from a reputable breeder or hatchery and providing them a clean, warm place to grow with 24/7 access to clean fresh water and good-quality chick starter feed …

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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than just ourselves, there’s …

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Can Chickens Eat Oatmeal?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can chickens eat oatmeal? Yes. They certainly can! Oatmeal for chickens is one of my favorite treats to serve my flock in the winter. Warm oatmeal for chickens is a …

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Busting 7 Myths About Medicated Chick Starters
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – It’s the time of year again to buy feed for the new chicks you’ve just purchased. You’re walking down the feed aisle of your favorite …

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What to Feed Baby Chicks to Make Them Thrive
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them …

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Introducing New Chickens to Established Flocks
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

A preview from our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!  Once chicks are fully feathered, they are ready to stay outside. But introducing new …

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When Can Chicks Go Outside?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Keeping brooders at optimal temperatures helps babies stay healthy. But when can chicks go outside? Hens will let offspring spend longer moments outside, as babies age. Wings develop and tufts …

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