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

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 bad parent. The …

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Busting 7 Myths About Medicated Chick Starters

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 of your favorite …

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

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 in their ability to …

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

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 chick starter feed …

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When Can Chicks Go Outside?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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 develop and tufts …

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Caring For Baby Chicks with Pasty Butt
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

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 a …

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How to Raise Ducklings
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

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 richer. …

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

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 almost …

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A Guide to Getting New Chicks
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

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 some planning and …

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Baby Chick Brooder Ideas
March 14, 2019 . · Coops

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 chicks, you need …

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