baby-chicks

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

Favorite 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 …

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

Favorite 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, …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2019
April 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Favorite Tough Winter We’ve had a tough winter here in Central New Hampshire. Lots of snow and ice. The door to my chicken run becomes frozen often and I end …

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Can Chickens Eat Oatmeal?
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Favorite 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 …

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What to Feed Baby Chicks to Make Them Thrive

Favorite 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 …

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When Can Chicks Go Outside?

Favorite 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 …

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How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp?

Favorite 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, …

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How the Veterinary Feed Directive will Affect Chicken & Poultry Owners
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Favorite January’s a time for New Year’s Resolutions and new starts. For backyard poultry owners in the United States, January 2017 was a new start in the way we medicate …

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Can You Train a Chicken or Even a Backyard Flock to Come?
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Favorite Can you train a chicken? The short answer is yes. And while some may think this is a silly concept, it can literally be a life saver for your …

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An Overview of What to Feed Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Favorite When you first get a flock of backyard chickens, it’s natural to wonder just what to feed chickens. You grab a bag of starter feed, but what happens next? …

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