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Archive for the ‘Poultry’ Category

What Do Baby Chicks Eat? Chick Starter Feed Is Key for Lifetime Success

What Do Baby Chicks Eat? Baby chicks grow quickly, doubling their hatch weight in the first week and growing up to seven times their hatch weight in the first month. To support this early growth, baby chicks should eat a ...

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Tips for Raising Chickens in Winter

Raising chickens in winter can be a lot of fun. Some hens love wandering around the yard and their first snow sighting can be quite entertaining. A bird’s thick feathers are a natural protective coat. As a result, most ...

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Three Tips to Help Molting Chickens

Three Tips to Help Molting Chickens: Backyard chickens often begin molting in the fall. Molting lasts 8 to 12 weeks and can cause a decrease in egg production. A high-protein feed can help molting chickens with feather regrowth. For backyard chickens across ...

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Caring For Baby Chicks: What to Do Once They Arrive

Bringing home your baby chicks is an exciting milestone in raising backyard chickens. The three key essentials for raising strong baby chicks: Warm, water and feed. Start chicks strong by providing a complete chick starter feed from day 1 through week 18. ...

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Six Milestones of Chicken Growth Stages

As you get started on the journey of raising backyard chickens, it’s fun to look forward to the milestones you will celebrate with your flock. From baby chick to retirement, there are six important chicken growth stages. Each stage ...

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