Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    April 1, 2018
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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  • Adding New Chicks to Your Flock

    March 1, 2018
    Whether you need to replace aging hens, want to increase the diversity of your poultry or just need a few more chickens to meet your needs or increase your profits, you must take great care when adding new chicks to your flock.
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  • Chicken Coop Makeover

    February 1, 2018
    Chicken coops used to be a simple homemade structures built out of chicken wire and some wood with a sturdy roof. Today, chicken coops have become so elaborate that the size and complexity of them can rival that of a modern human home.
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  • How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

    December 1, 2017
    Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks.
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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    November 1, 2017
    Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.
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  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    October 1, 2017
    Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
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  • Pecking Order in Chicks

    July 1, 2017
    Every commercial poultry farmer, hobby farmer or urban backyard farmer who keep a few chickens is aware that a pecking order exists in every flock, but how can young chicks fit into that hierarchy?
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  • The Importance of a Chicken Coop

    June 1, 2017
    With plenty of buzz about how much healthier and more humane "free-range" poultry can be, it may seem better to forget about a chicken coop for your flock.
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  • Common Chick Diseases to Look Out For

    May 1, 2017
    A healthy chick will grow strong and be a productive member of your flock, but a sick chick can quickly infect other chicks or introduce diseases to the rest of your poultry.
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  • Tips to Keep Chicks Entertained

    May 1, 2017
    Chicks and chickens need stimulation and entertainment to stay healthy, and a healthy, happy chicken is one that will behave better, lay more eggs, and be a more pleasant barnyard or backyard companion.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    April 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    February 1, 2017
    Whether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.
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  • Starting Your Flock

    March 1, 2016
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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  • Raising Baby Chicks Can Be Easy, Even For The Inexperienced

    March 1, 2016
    Many people are opting to raise their own chicks these days. It’s a rewarding experience that can leave you with the freshest eggs on the block. If you’re new to the baby chicks game, then this article is for you. Raising chicks doesn’t have to be hard.
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  • Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before Winter

    October 1, 2013
    Although poultry adapt pretty well to changes in temperature, there are things you can do to give them a better chance of surviving the summer heat. Here are a few tips: Shorter days and colder nights are just around the corner.
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