baby-chicks

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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, …

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

Add to Favorites 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. …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Is Caring for Chickens a Huge Time Commitment?

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Primer on Hatching and Raising Chicks in School

Add to Favorites 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 …

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