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Emus: Alternative Agriculture

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan A few weeks into my five-and-a-half month study abroad experience near Brisbane, Australia, I visited an emu farm. Sprinkled through the precipitous landscape, these large …

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What Medicated Chick Feed Is All About
April 14, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Medicated chick feed exists for one reason and one reason only: to confuse you. Alright, that’s not true, but for many beginning backyard flock owners, it sure seems to be one of the many unexpected things you find along the way.

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Baby Chick Health Basics: What You Need to Know
April 12, 2022 · · Feed & Health

‘Tis the season! And, no it’s not a national holiday like Christmas, but it might as well be. It’s chick season!

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Raising Turkey Poults in a Healthy Brooder Environment
April 7, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising poults is not the same as raising chicks or ducklings. They are much more delicate than other poultry species. Here are a few tips and tricks for successfully raising poults to maturity.

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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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Raising Chicken Eggs for Hatching

Raising chicken eggs for hatching and incubating chicken eggs is something many of us do every year. Some of us set eggs for our own use at home and are not overly concerned about hatching rates.

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What to Feed Chickens to Keep Them Healthy
February 2, 2022 · · Feed & Health

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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What to Feed Baby Chicks to Make Them Thrive
January 26, 2022 · · Feed & Health

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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Chickens as Pets: 5 Kid-Friendly Chicken Breeds
January 25, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Raising a flock of backyard chickens as pets with “benefits” is a fun, fulfilling activity that the whole family can get involved in. Kids love to help collect eggs, refill feeders and waterers, and watch the chickens chase bugs in the yard.

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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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