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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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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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What to Feed Baby Chicks to Make Them Thrive
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them …

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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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Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infections In Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes. Keeping your birds healthy should be something …

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Chick Nutrition – Start to Finish
February 26, 2019 . · 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 …

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It’s All About the Heat!
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the fifth gets complicated. …

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Modern Tips for Hatching Eggs for Kids in Classrooms
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

The rules have changed. When I was a kid, hatching eggs for kids in schools was as simple as bringing in eggs and an incubator. The eggs sat for 21 …

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