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A Guide to Getting New Chicks

Add to Favorites Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one, spring is the time when people start to have baby chicks on the mind. It’s good to do …

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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Getting Ready for Spring Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites If you have your heart set on a particular breed or variety of poultry, the best time to place your order is in early January, or as …

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Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Did you know that even if you have only purebred birds in your flock, they might be sex-links? Wait, don’t panic! Your birds are …

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Taking Control – Breeding to Establish Traits You Want in a Backyard Flock

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – If you were asked to list which characteristics make the best laying hens, what would you write down? Most people would probably choose things …

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How to Keep Your Hens Happy
March 14, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Keeping your hens happy is easy once you know what motivates their behavior. Nearly all of a chicken’s activities are motivated by three basic needs: to get …

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Cock-A-Doodle … Don’t?

Add to Favorites By Linda White-Francis, Florida Rooster’s rock! They are beautiful, majestic, and handsome gents, and I love them … well, some of them. Such characters! They are the …

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Chicken Feather & Skin Development

Add to Favorites CHICKEN DNA, PART 3 This is the third in a six-part series on poultry genetics by Doug Ottinger. The fourth article coming in the August-September issue will …

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How Resilient Are Chickens?

Add to Favorites By Linda White-Francis, Florida When the behemoth Pasco County truck pulled away, I turned to my husband in tears, not knowing whether to be happy or sad because …

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What Roosters Are Crowing About

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan Some days it sounds like The View is being recorded in my henhouse with all of the clucking that goes on. At other times …

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