baby-chicks

Oregano for Chickens: Build Stronger Immune Systems
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Favorite Oregano is one of my favorite herbs to use for backyard chickens. It’s easy to grow from seed in the spring, preferring well-drained soil in the full sun or …

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

Favorite 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 …

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Caring For Baby Chicks with Pasty Butt
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Favorite 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 …

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How to Care for Ducklings
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Favorite Learning how to care for ducklings is a little different than learning how to care for chicks. Though they have similar overall needs for food, water, warmth, and safety, …

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How to Guard Your Backyard Flock with Domestic Geese Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Favorite Our backyard flocks quickly find their way into our hearts. I can remember clearly the first time I lost my Cayuga duck, Marigold, to a hawk attack. Despite our …

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How to Raise Ducklings
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Favorite Did you know that duck eggs are not only larger than chicken eggs, they’re also higher in fat, which means that your baked goods will raise higher and taste …

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Plan Ahead for Buying Baby Chicks and Ducklings for Easter
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Favorite There’s little doubt that you will consider buying baby chicks, ducklings or bunnies once they begin to appear in the garden centers and feed stores across the country. The cute factor is …

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Combating 7 Critters in Chicken Coops and Runs
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Favorite Keeping a clean, critter-free chicken coop and run is important for your chickens’ health and happiness. Insects, bugs, and rodents carry disease and eat feed; snakes will eat eggs …

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Is Caring for Chickens a Huge Time Commitment?

Favorite by Kim Ellsworth You’ve probably seen those chicks sold in hardware stores and feed outlets. They’re cute, fluffy —absolutely adorable. But if you take some home, how much time …

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A Primer on Hatching and Raising Chicks in School

Favorite Though I am mostly a farmer now, my training is in Montessori early childhood education. Raising chicks in the classroom is like the bringing together of my two big loves …

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