Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips on Rooster Care

    May 1, 2020
    A rooster can be a valuable and even an essential addition to your poultry flock, but you need to be prepared to meet these birds’ unique needs.
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  • ​Free Range Chicken Care

    April 1, 2020
    Raising free range chickens can be a challenge, but it can be well worthwhile for a more robust, healthier, more productive flock. But what makes free range chickens so desirable, and what special needs do they have for their care?
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  • Common Chick Diseases to Look Out For

    March 1, 2020
    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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  • Cleaning Your Chicks

    March 1, 2020
    Keeping chickens can be a dirty business, and chicks are especially dirty as they are clumsy and uncoordinated.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    February 1, 2020
    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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  • Learning About Different Bird Seeds

    January 1, 2020
    There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet.
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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    April 1, 2019
    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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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    December 1, 2018
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

    November 1, 2018
    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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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    July 1, 2018
    They say raising poultry is all about feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is a top priority. Severe heat stress can affect egg quality, size and hatchability. It can also increase the rate of mortality.
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