raising-chicks

How to Pick the Best Chicken Feeders and Waterers
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Feeding backyard chickens should hypothetically be a simple thing to do. You know what can chickens eat, but when the chicken feeders and waterers we buy fail to live up to …

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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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A Primer on Hatching and Raising Chicks in School
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Though I am mostly a farmer now, my training is in Montessori early childhood education. Raising chicks in the classroom is like the bringing together of my two big loves — …

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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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Raising Chicks From Mail Order Sources
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Raising chicks from mail order sources is different from setting your own hens. You have to provide for all of their basic needs. Of course there’s an ideal way to …

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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond to changing conditions, …

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Where to Buy Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

A preview from our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!  After figuring out which chicken breeds will best suit your family or farm, you …

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A Year-Round Chicken Care Calendar
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

I couldn’t think of a better New Year’s resolution than starting your own backyard chicken flock. This next year is going to bring you mixed feelings of eagerness and anxiety with …

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Training Free-Range Guinea Fowl 101

By Mel Dickinson– Guinea fowl are crazy. I always describe them as the wild toddlers of the flock. That being said, we would never be without guineas on our farm. …

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Help Your Chicks Grow Healthy Feathers
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

When raising chicks, you want to be sure that they grow healthy feathers. Feathers provide temperature control and protection from the elements. They are essential to your chickens being healthy …

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