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Candling Eggs and Advanced Techniques for Artificial Incubation & Hatching

By Rob Banks, England – Candling eggs is an age-old technique that has modern applications in incubating and hatching poultry. After studying the incubation of many species and breeds it became clear to me that almost all eggs follow a similar process during incubation and hatching.

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Raising Chicken Eggs for Hatching

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop for First-Timers
January 31, 2022 · · Coops

How to build a chicken coop and all the many features that can be built in or around them can be overwhelming for the first time coop builder. If you’re preparing to build your first coop, I know the question on your mind.

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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
January 26, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, …

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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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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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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are now sometimes used as therapy animals, providing companionship, confidence, and a feeling of well-being to people in need.

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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 Order Baby Chicks in the Mail
January 24, 2022 · · Chickens 101

So you want to start raising backyard chickens? And you want to start out with cute, fuzzy chicks? Of course, you do.

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
January 19, 2022 · · Feed & Health

You should be aware of these common chick illnesses. While these illnesses can be scary, most can be prevented by keeping your brooder and coop clean.

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