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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
January 26, 2022 · · Chickens 101

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 how to avoid them.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks
January 26, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Free! Five baby chicks with each feed purchase! The deal is tempting and new chicken owners rush to the feed stores for free chick days.

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Raising Chicks From Mail Order Sources
January 24, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Raising chicks from mail order sources is different from setting your own hens. You have to provide for all of their basic needs. Of course there’s an …

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How to Care for Ducklings
January 18, 2022 · · 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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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 miles north of Bordeaux.

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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
January 3, 2022 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in an otherwise urban environment can be a precarious peace-keeping mission.

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How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Eggs
December 29, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

One of the frustrating moments in chicken keeping is wondering why do my chickens eat their eggs. As you reach into the nest box to collect eggs, you find a sticky, wet mess instead. If this has happened to you, one or more of your chickens may be an egg eater.

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Free Chicken Coop Plan: An Easy 3×7 Coop
December 27, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Many first-time backyard chicken keepers intend to build their own coop, but the first and most frustrating question usually is: what does a chicken coop need? Information …

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Caring For Baby Chicks with Pasty Butt
December 27, 2021 · · 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 potentially life-threatening, but easily treatable condition that is fairly common, affecting mainly shipped day-old chicks.

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
December 10, 2021 · · Coops

Before I go too far, let’s take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior.
Feathers are designed to resist wind, sun, and precipitation.

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