baby-chicks

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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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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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 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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