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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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How To Tell the Sex of Baby Chicks

Whether at the feed store choosing day-old chicks or hatching our own, all of us would probably enjoy knowing how to tell the sex of baby chicks to determine which are cockerels and which are pullets as soon as possible. Over the past 100 years there have been many methods developed for how to tell the sex of baby chicks; some methods proved haphazard, some have proven quite effective.

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What to Feed Baby Chicks to Make Them Thrive
February 20, 2020 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them a fighting chance. Precocial as they may be, chicks are still vulnerable to their environment, which is why we as good stewards must give them the tools to survive and thrive.

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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured are not purebred chickens at all but crossbreeds / hybrid chickens hatcheries produce for very specific purposes – such as egg production.

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What to Feed Chickens to Keep Them Healthy

Add to Favorites Quality nutrition is the bedrock of your bird’s health, longevity, and performance. Just like you and me, if a chicken is fed junk it will live a …

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Caring For Baby Chicks with Pasty Butt
January 26, 2020 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

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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The Economics of Egg Farming

When I started egg farming, I kept track of my costs. The numbers surprised me. Turning a profit leaves a lot of factors to consider.

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Get to Know the Cream Legbar: A Beautiful Blue Egg Layer

Add to Favorites By Paul Bradshaw, Florida In the past few years, a number of new and exciting chicken breeds have been imported into America, but none more than the …

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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas
August 5, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back …

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What Chicken Grower Feed is Right For You?
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! Chicken grower feed and adult feed rations are a critical part …

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