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A Hard Lesson Learned in Caring For Baby Chicks
July 15, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites We learned a painful lesson in caring for baby chicks, and I’m hesitant to tell this, because I know some will condemn me. They’ll call me irresponsible, a …

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Busting 7 Myths About Medicated Chick Starters
May 21, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – It’s the time of year again to buy feed for the new chicks you’ve just purchased. You’re walking down the feed aisle …

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Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens
May 20, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don’t sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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When Can Chicks Go Outside?

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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Baby Chick Brooder Ideas
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites From our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this! Once you’ve selected your chicken breeds and figured out where to buy baby …

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