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Chicken Math For The Budding Production Flock
April 27, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Chicken math is more than counting your eggs before they hatch. For those of us who want to expand our home flock enough to feed more than just ourselves, there’s …

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How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Do chickens need heat in winter? Only the babies, and only for a short time. But how long do chicks need a heat lamp? A holiday tradition is, thankfully, declining. …

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NPIP Certification: Why it Matters When Buying Chicks
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Today most backyard chickens, even the endangered heritage chicken breeds, are ordered online and brought to their new home by the post office in a most convenient fashion. It may …

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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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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

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. Here’s what you need to …

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Meet Mumble: How to Raise Baby Chicks with Special Needs
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Rebekah Stewart of North Somerset, Britain, learned even if you know how to raise baby chicks, sometimes things happen. In May of 2015, five chicks hatched without problems. Then Mumble …

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Treats for Baby Chicks Can Be Fun and Nutritious
March 14, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Your initial focus when getting baby chickens was probably the basics: selecting a breed, setting up a chick brooder, and what you can feed chickens. When you were researching this …

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